It was reported yesterday that the NFL has decided to ban dunking the football over the goal-post next season.
Just in. The NFL will not allow dunking the ball over the goal post next season. It will be a penalty. Cannot use the ball as a prop.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) March 25, 2014
I don’t think this will affect any of the Patriots, but it continues a trend of the league banning celebrations, something that hasn’t sat well with the players. Celebrating scores is a terrific part of the game, and if this trend continues, pretty soon players won’t be able to do anything after reaching the end zone. Yes, there are some people that liked players such as Barry Sanders, who would just flip the ball to the official, but the modern generation (including myself) likes to see what original ideas these guys come up with week in, and week out.
The only Patriots player that does a specific celebration each time he scores, is tight end Rob Gronkowski. His vaunted spike is safe for now.