Per FOX's own Mike Pereira, the 2016-17 NFL season rule book is going to have a couple of interesting changes to it -- the most notable being a ban on "hoodies", a.k.a. hooded sweatshirts, during game play.
A report by ESPN's Ed Werder describes:
The "hoodie" rule was deemed necessary after receiver James Jones debuted the style last season while playing for the Green Bay Packers. The hood at times blocked Jones' nameplate on his back. Because it is a uniform policy adjustment, it did not require a vote of owners.
You can draw your own theories regarding this one, however, one thing's for sure: the full facemask turtle neck business is about to hockey stick overnight.
In addition: assistant coaches will have limitations as to when and where they can enter the field of play.
I've got an idea, Mike...
Of course they had to clean up the coin toss ...
And the most disputed call of all -- what exactly is a catch?
Looks like the definition will remain in the hands of impartial referees. Nothing major this year to the extent of the longer extra point kick we saw last season, but certainly some changes to keep an eye on.