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2008 Rule Changes

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Here are the highlights of the changes:

1. 40 second play clock which commences at the end of the previous play.
2. After an OB play, clock resumes when ball is set by the officials.
3. Any contact with the facemask is now a 15 yard penalty.
4. When a kick-off goes out of bounds it is now marked at the 40, not the 35.

The Bleacher Report mentions a few other rule changes on their site and you can click on that link to see them.

I am not a big fan of these rules, just as I was not a big fan of the 2006 clock rules. I do not see why they are set on trying to speed up the game. No one wants that to happen. The abolishment of the incidental facemask is another blunder being made by these rule changes.

Feel free to discuss.