The most controversial rule in the NFL may be dropped amid discussions at latest meetings.
The NFL may drop the tuck rule, the most controversial piece of legislation in the game, which decided the 2001 AFC championship game between Oakland and New England, reports ESPN.
It is the rule that New England Patriot fans love, and Oakland Raider fans hate.
In case you wanted the full definition of the rule, here it is:
“NFL Rule 3, Section 22, Article 2, Note 2. When [an offensive] player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble.”
For Raider fans, this would be 11 years too late, as they still believe they were cheated out of the win.
The video below is a nice description of all the events on that snowy day, and it’s up to you to decide if the right call was made.