Some NFL rules drive me nuts
Not only does this make little to no sense, but how is it going to be enforced? Will the league penalize officials who take too long? After watching many preseason games, it appears the referees think the rule is foolish, too, and are disregarding it. I would love to know how many preseason replay challenges have exceeded the allotted minute. There have been many. Why bother with the rule?
Another rule that makes me crazy is that every team must deactivate a portion of its roster for each regular-season game. You would think the NFL would want all of the players on the roster to be eligible to play on game day in order to provide the highest quality product. The quality of special teams surely would improve. Teams with a third running back or fifth receiver who can't do anything but run the football or catch passes must be deactivated because he can't play special teams.
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