Caught this on Wolf's Blog...
If a punter carries the ball outside the tackle box before he kicks on a ``rugby-style kick,'' there will be no roughing the kicker violation this season.
There is also a rule change regarding offensive formations. In the past, the rule stated that a team must have at least seven players on the line. The new rule now says a team may have no more than four players in the backfield. This is supposed to make it easier for officials.
OK...I can't wait to see some kicker get pummeled if he isn't fast enough to get the kick off.
That is going to get ugly.