167 Reviews For NFL Headquarters & Corporate Office
ny jets vs ne pats
this game was fixed,knew the winner when it started.ne nothing to lose by giving up the game. keeps people in ny coming to the jets games.
A Modified Bye-Week Proposal
While the NFL seeks to establish another night in the week for games, Thursday-night football causes problems for the team, primarily stemming from the short week of preparation that it forces. The shortened preparation time probably has an impact on the quality of the Thursday match itself. The following suggestion addresses some of the problems—that is, to alter the bye week to accommodate Thursday play. The suggestion is to eliminate the current bye-week scheduling for a different one in which the 14 days off is replaced with 11 days off between the Thursday game and 10 days after. Over a four-Sunday period the teams play the same number of games with the current-bye method and a revised one. For example, suppose the first day of October is a Sunday, then the games would occur as follows: Current Bye System Modified Bye System Sunday, October 1 Game Game Sunday, October 8 Bye Modified Bye Thursday, October 12 n/a Game (Thursday) Sunday, October 15 Game Modified Bye Sunday, October 22 Game Game The Modified Bye could be done on a voluntary basis by teams. That is, the current bye system and a modified system could be
extra point idea
My idea: Allow the coaches to choose if they go for 1 or 2 by kick or run/pass. If they choose to kick they get 1 for a 35 yard field goal and 2 for a 50 yard field. If they choose to run/pass, they get 1 point for scoring from the 1 yard line and 2 points for scoring from the 3 yard line.
2015 HALF TIME SHOW
This year’s half time show was one of the best I’ve seen – done very tastefully and could be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. Katy Perry was fabulous.
Goddell. Is this what has become of the NFL? I look forward to reading about the fines/suspensions for the disgusting TD celebration, gold sole cleats, fighting after the play, etc. at the Super Bowl.
Since they can put chips to verify a ball in a certain game, why can’t they use chip to verify first down and line of scrimmage
If you want to legally sell items that represent the National Football League (NFL), Super Bowl, Pro Bowl or any NFL team using words or official seals and symbols, you have to have an NFL licensing agreement because all of these are licensed trademarks. You must meet very specific requirements before the NFL will consider you for a licensing agreement.
Read the prequalification agreement (see Resources) to determine if you meet the minimum requirements. Some of these include having at least three years of experience in manufacturing or distribution, being the manufacturer of the items you want licensed, running a legitimate business that follows all applicable laws, having financial backing and carrying a certain level of insurance.
Gather the required information. This includes two years of audited financial statements and tax returns, a current annual report, a current product catalog and a letter of reference from a financial institution, such as your bank. Make sure that all of these are legible and have appropriate contact information for the preparer. The NFL may contact the preparer with questions.
Download, print and fill out the prequalification information form. Write legibly and complete the form in its entirety. If something isn’t applicable to your company, write “not applicable” instead of leaving the space blank.
Scan the prequalification form and supporting documents and email them to [email protected] When the NFL receives this information, you will get an email showing the date of receipt. You will be notified within 90 calendar days if your application is approved. If you haven’t received an email within 90 days, your application has been denied.
Follow all directions when you submit your ideas if your application was approved. These directions will vary depending on what category your proposed item falls into.
Give permission to the preparers of your financial documents and other business documents to answer questions if an NFL representative contacts them. This will help the NFL process your application faster.
If your application is denied, you can reapply in one year.
Don’t submit any ideas to the NFL until you are instructed to do so. If you submit any ideas before they ask you for them, you may lose all rights to the idea and be permanently banned from applying for licensing agreements in the future.
Read the prequalification agreement to learn what items the NFL isn’t licensing at any given time. These items change often.
- Give permission to the preparers of your financial documents and other business documents to answer questions if an NFL representative contacts them. This will help the NFL process your application faster.
- If your application is denied, you can reapply in one year.
- Don’t submit any ideas to the NFL until you are instructed to do so. If you submit any ideas before they ask you for them, you may lose all rights to the idea and be permanently banned from applying for licensing agreements in the future.
- Read the prequalification agreement to learn what items the NFL isn’t licensing at any given time. These items change often.
Casey Holley is a medical writer who began working in the health and fitness industries in 1995, while still in high school. She has worked as a nutrition consultant and has written numerous health and wellness articles for various online publications. She has also served in the Navy and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
My father in-law retires this year after spending 30 years in the same school district as a teacher. He has been an instrumental part in a number of students lives through teaching and life knowledge. He is also makes a huge impact to people in the local community, fixing lawn mowers, snow blowers and then giving them away for free too people who need them. Basically, I think it would be incredible to get something personally signed by one of his favorite NFL players to celebrate the work he's put in over the years. Does anybody have any suggestions on how best to approach this?
Write your team's PR department. twitter. what not.
Especially Twitter. Not a better way to get in quick contact with PR folks. OP should type his request in Word, screenshot the request, and tweet it at the PR team.
My buddy has gotten a bunch of stuff signed through local signing events.
He just gave me a signed picture of Jonathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, and Charles James. This pic here. It cost him about 40 bucks total in event tickets and supplies (plus his time).
That's awesome! Unfortunately, signing events won't be a possibility. Of course I'd pay if asked, but I won't be able to get to any signings. Appreciate the suggestion though!
Who do you want to send to?
There's what's called TTM (through the mail). You can send stuff through the mail to be signed (jersey, helmet, football, mini helmet, 8"x10" photo) to be signed and sent back to you (you just need to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope (or box, or whatever).
A word of warning, though: not every player signs. You may have it sent back to you with nothing signed, or you may never get it back at all.
Use this to search for the player in question to find an address. Most times it's through the team. which means you wouldn't want to send unless it's during the season. Some players also have home addresses where you can reach them, but that's rare.
You could also try attending games (get there early and be at the gates the moment they open up) as they let you roam freely throughout the stadium and you can hang out by the tunnels where the players come in from warming up. This isn't guaranteed to get you an autograph by your favorite player, but you might be able to get something.
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Notes: Trevon Diggs’ Injury Status; More
An update on Trevon Diggs’ ankle injury heading into Sunday’s game
Tyron Smith’s MRI Results On Neck “Favorable”
Tyron Smith is expected to be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Game Specs: How to Watch/Listen to #DALvsNE
The Dallas Cowboys (4-1) will try to extend their four-game winning streak this weekend as they travel north to face off against the New England Patriots (2-3) for an afternoon matchup.
Mailbag: Four 1,000-Yard Players On Offense?
Has the idea of two 1,000-yard receivers and two 1,000-yard backs ever crossed you guys’ mind? Looks possible at this rate
You don't have to play football to pursue an NFL career
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If you’re interested in a career with the National Football League but aren’t a star running back, there are still options available. Plenty of people who have never even played football (and many who have played at different levels) may be qualified for a job in the National Football League.
Finding the career track at the NFL that is right for you depends on your professional background and where you are in your career. It also depends on which part of the football industry you are interested in entering.
Overview of the NFL
Headquartered in New York City, the National Football League supports its 32 member clubs on a variety of business, marketing, legal, and operational matters. The league is owned by its 32 franchises and Roger Goodell serves as NFL commissioner.
Most of the league’s revenue is generated by its television contracts, sponsorship deals, and ticket sales. The league has its own television channel, documents its games in film, and features a channel and a website.
NFL Job Opportunities
Because of the league’s work with television partners, there are many opportunities in media-related NFL jobs. These media opportunities include:
- Jobs in digital media at NFL.com.
- Production work with NFL Films.
- NFL Network production positions.
- Positions with NFL’s Total Access.
The NFL also has many departments that are always looking for applicants with professional qualifications, including:
- Marketing and international marketing
- Public relations
- Legal advice and contracts
- Accounting and financial management
- Human resources
- Player programs
- NFL charities and events
For NFL jobs in these departments, you'll be a stronger candidate if you have a professional background and experience in the field of work, even if you've never worked with a sports team before. However, you'll be more successful in your application if you also can demonstrate that you are invested in the NFL, its teams, and the work that the League does.
The league maintains a list of open job opportunities. You can search this career database based on field, location, and organization.
Finding NFL Team Jobs
Teams typically hire for many of the same positions listed for the league, such as marketing, accounting, or human resources. They also have additional positions related to coaching, medical support, front office roles, scouts, and video coordinators.
Individual teams also have operations positions, to oversee their stadium and practice facilities, superintendents that maintain the practice and game fields, and a travel department. All of these positions are open to qualified professionals.
Internships at the NFL
If you’re early in your career and are interested in getting your foot in the door, the NFL offers internships and entry-level positions.
Participants in the league’s junior rotational program have the opportunity to work at a variety of different areas during their internship program, which can last six months to one year. These positions focus on:
- Public affairs
- Football operations
- International marketing
- Marketing and sales
- Media relations
The NFL also offers a summer internship program in which interns work in specific programs while being exposed to many aspects of a sports business. Areas of interest include many of the same areas as the junior rotational program.
NFL Films offers its own internship opportunities. These positions contribute to creating content for NFL Network and NFL.com.
If your career goal is to work in the NFL but you don't have the necessary qualifications today, you can strategically grow and direct your career to eventually achieve that goal. Start by identifying the department in which you want to work, then begin gathering qualifications and experience that will make your application stand out.
The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.
NFL Video Rulebook
Rule 8 Section 4 Articles 1-4
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LEGAL AND ILLEGAL CONTACT WITH ELIGIBLE RECEIVERS
ARTICLE 1. LEGAL CONTACT WITHIN FIVE YARDS
Within the area five yards beyond the line of scrimmage, a defensive player may chuck an eligible receiver in front of him. The defender is allowed to maintain continuous and unbroken contact within the five-yard zone, so long as the receiver has not moved beyond a point that is even with the defender.
ARTICLE 2. ILLEGAL CONTACT WITHIN FIVE YARDS
Within the five-yard zone, if the player who receives the snap remains in the pocket with the ball, a defender may not make original contact in the back of a receiver, nor may he maintain contact after the receiver has moved beyond a point that is even with the defender.
Note: If a defender contacts a receiver within the five-yard zone of the line of scrimmage, loses contact, and then contacts him again within the five-yard zone, it is a foul for illegal contact.
ARTICLE 3. ILLEGAL CONTACT BEYOND FIVE-YARD ZONE
Beyond the five-yard zone, if the player who receives the snap remains in the pocket with the ball, a defender cannot initiate contact with a receiver who is attempting to evade him. A defender may use his hands or arms only to defend or protect himself against impending contact caused by a receiver.
Note: If a defender contacts a receiver within the five-yard zone and maintains contact with him, he must release the receiver as they exit the five-yard zone. If the defender maintains contact beyond five yards, it is illegal contact.
ARTICLE 4. INCIDENTAL CONTACT BEYOND FIVE-YARD ZONE
Beyond the five-yard zone, incidental contact may exist between receiver and defender.
Penalty: For illegal contact by the defense: Loss of five yards and automatic first down.
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Defensive backs and linebackers are not allowed to make contact with a receiver down the field. The NFL is a unique league that doesn’t allow this type of contact.
The 5-yard contact rule in the NFL allows defensive backs to make contact with wide receivers at or less than 5 yards. Anything over 5 yards will result in an illegal contact penalty.
The college game is more neutral and allows defensive backs to be more physical with wide and slot receivers.
As the spread game became more prominent in both the college and NFL, defenses needed to keep up. Wide receivers started to evolve to taller and more athletic vertical threats.
Defensive coordinators began to align their cornerbacks on the wide receivers roughly a yard apart, also known as press coverage. The cornerback would jam with either one hand or two hands to disrupt the route on the snap.
This physical style of play threw off the quarterback’s timing and prevented receivers from getting into their routes.
Defensive Coordinators also started to design zone and man schemes from the press coverage. Corners now play Cover 2, Cover 3, or Cover 4 from a pressed position. This helps slow down the route and gives a leg up to the defensive back as he can retreat to his zone coverage.
5 Yard Contact Rule In The NFL
Rule committees on both the college and NFL level decided to take matters into their own hands regarding contact with a wide receiver.
The rule is different, depending on which game you’re watching college football or the NFL.
As mentioned at the beginning of the post, the college game is a bit more neutral in the eyes of the rule book. Defensive backs can be a bit more physical in the college game.
Each level has its own set of rules. The NFL game is a bit more offensive, so the rules are geared toward the quarterbacks and receivers.
College 5 Yard Contact Rule
To put it simply, there isn’t one. College football has specific rules that allow contact of any receiver, as long as the ball isn’t in the air. Read more about the rule here.
According to the NFHS handbook, a player may not contact a receiver if the ball is in the air. It does not matter how far down the field it is. The point of emphasis is on the fact that there is no open attempt to catch the football. Here is a visual to help you understand from gejfa.org
Looking at the NCAA rule book, they also contact a receiver at any point past 5 yards. The two states that play by NCAA rules are Texas and Massachusetts. Below is an excerpt from the NCAA 2017 handbook, which describes the illegal contact rule.
Coaches often teach linebackers to “clean up” any receivers that cross the middle. This can be dangerous for receivers who are not looking but technically fall within the rule books’ scope.
I’m sure you’re wondering, why don’t players in the college or high school ranks just hit receivers when they’re not looking or when they are farther down the field. The top answers are:
- Fair Play – Hitting a player when he’s not looking, in a violent manner may also result in a 15-yard penalty for an unnecessary roughing penalty.
- Position – If a team is playing zone coverage and they come out of their zone to purposely hit a receiver and miss, they vacant their zone. This opens up better-throwing lanes for the quarterback and receivers.
Identifying The NFL 5 Yard Contact Rule
The known defensive back rule states that you may only contact a receiver within 5 yards (otherwise known as the 5-yard contact or 5-yard shuck rule).
That’s true – if you’re part of the select few that play on Sunday. As we often see it in the NFL, defensive backs are forced with the daunting task of trying to cover receivers without contacting them. What about high school rules? College? Can you hit the receiver whenever you want?
First, let’s take a look at the 5 Yard Contact Rule. The NFL implemented what we call a “5-yard contact” or “5-yard shuck” rule.
This rule stated that a defensive back or any linebacker could not contact a receiver after 5 yards. Any contact made after 5 yards results in an “illegal contact” 5-yard penalty and an automatic first down.
This rule is large because of the physical dominance of Mel Blount and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mel would jam receivers off the line of scrimmage, often throwing them to the ground or pushing them so far out of bounds they were rendered useless.
For more on Mel Blount – feel free to watch this video from NFL films on one of the greatest defensive backs of all time!
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The NFL prohibits this from making ANY contact past 5 yards “illegal contact.” This was because of how physical corners, like Mel Blount, dominated receivers off the line of scrimmage. We rarely see the bump and run coverage in today’s high-powered offenses – as receivers are too fast in and out of their routes.
In closing – the NFL is the only league that implements the “5 Yard Illegal Contact” rule. Every other league requires the ball to be thrown in the air for any penalty to take effect.
This rule (for the NFL at least) has slowed down the game and made the cornerback position one of the hardest positions to play in all of the sports.
Corners are forced to play a mirror coverage, where they kick back and are expected to run across a field or vertically. These wide receivers often run 4.3 40’s or have extraordinary speed. Corners are automatically at a disadvantage in the NFL as wide receivers (such as Julio Jones or AJ Green) are too fast and too powerful for a game that doesn’t allow corners to make contact after 5 yards.
Do you think this rule should be applied to all levels of football? Are you in favor of the 5-yard contact rule? Let us know in the comment section below!