XFL: New Overtime and Extra Point Rules, XFL Hires NY Head Coach

XFL Rule Changes

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck recently appeared on an episode of the #PFTPM podcast and talked about a few XFL rule changes.

Quotes from USA Today:

New Extra Point Rules

“We also have a three-tiered extra point. You can go for one point after you score, you can go for two points after you score, or you can go for three points after you score. We literally have a nine-point touchdown.

…. A one-point play would be a play from scrimmage at the 2-yard line.

A two-point play would be a play from scrimmage from the 5-yard line.

A three-point play would be a play from scrimmage from the 10-yard line.”

Overtime Shootout

Each offense and defense will line up at opposite ends of the field and receive five opportunities at a 2-point conversion. If the defense forces a turnover, they score one point for their team. The team with the most points at the end of the shootout wins the game, while a tie presumably extends the shootout.

30 Second Play Clock

The NFL play clock is 40 seconds, so this should speed up the game.

Kickoffs and Punts

“We’ve got a different kickoff that will be tested – we are testing it right now down at the spring league. We’re planning on using the CFL’s no fair catch, 5-yard halo rule, that has a positive safety aspect, but also guarantees basically a punt return.”

XFL NY Team Head Coach

The XFL announced that Kevin Gilbride will be the head coach and general manager of the XFL’s New York team.

Gilbride was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants from 2006-2013, helping them win two Super Bowls in 2008 and 2012. He retired in 2014.