NFL may abandon tuck rule

Updated: March 15, 2013, 12:12 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

A proposal from the NFL's competition committee suggests the NFL abandon the infamous "tuck rule," which gained popularity during a New England Patriots playoff win over the Oakland Raiders in January 2002.

Under the proposed rule change, a quarterback who loses control of the football when bringing it back to his body after a pump fake will be deemed to have fumbled. Under the current rule, such a play would result in an incompletion.

In the 2002 playoff game, ...

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