There have been a lot of questions about the NFL’s anti-tampering policy, and what it all means. Hopefully, this will answer a lot of questions. Here it is, folks, the official NFL anti-tampering policy, as it pertains to players: * * * NFL Players. No club, nor any person employed by or otherwise affiliated with a club, is permitted to tamper with a player who is under contract to…
For no particular reason, this evening I decided to peruse one of my favorite reference books. Let me tell you, it’s a real page-turner. It’s called the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, 2006-2012. Again, there was nothing that inspired this bit of reading, other than my quest for knowledge. But I did find myself focusing on a certain chapter entitled, “Article XVI, College Draft.”
In an article I wrote for Tuesday’s paper, I suggested the 49ers could lose Mike Singletary to another organization if the club wanted to wait until after the season to name him head coach for 2009 – and beyond.
One of the questions I had about the replay challenge after Frank Gore’s failed goal-line run was why the play was not reviewed immediately. Gore was tackled with 15 seconds remaining in the game. The whistle did not blow to signal a replay challenge until there were four seconds remaining.
Just received word from the NFL Office in New York on what happened when 49ers coach Mike Nolan challenged David Akers’ 38-yard field goal on Sunday. The kick gave the Eagles a 27-26 lead midway through the fourth quarter. My first question to league spokesman Randall Liu (via email) is whether the play was even reviewable.