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Lions Tuesday open thread: What one NFL rule would you change?

If you could change one thing about the NFL rulebook, what would it be?

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This year the NFL changed a few rules. They’ve adjusted the chop block rule, moved touchbacks up to the 25-yard line and amended the ejection criteria, among other rules. But if you’re like me, you see the game as still inherently flawed with a lot of positive changes to be made. So today’s question of the day is:

If you could change one NFL rule, what would it be? (Be specific. Don’t just say “fix the catch rule.”)

My answer: move defensive pass interference back to a 15-yard penalty. This is one of the most difficult calls to make in real time and it also happens to be one of the most impactful calls as a spot foul. Mitigate the damage of a bad call by limiting it to a smaller penalty. (I wrote more about this in the aftermath of the Lions-Cowboys game).

Your turn.