One of the funnier moments from last season was when Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones decided to wear a hoodie under his uniform for a number of games. So naturally, the NFL has decided to ban the practice.
According to Fox Sports' Mike Pereira, the league will no longer allow players to wear exposed hoodies over their shoulder pads. Owners didn't have to vote for this proposal, since it's a change to the uniform policy.
Jones' hoodie became an Internet sensation last year when he debuted it against the Minnesota Vikings Nov. 22. The veteran wideout finished that game with six receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Jones rocked his trademark hoodie for the rest of the season. He averaged 5.3 receptions and 78.2 yards when he was wearing it and 2.3 receptions and 45.6 yards when he wasn't.
In addition to the hoodie ban, the NFL has addressed a couple of controversies in the rulebook that popped up during the playoffs. The league made it clear that assistant coaches are no longer allowed on the field during a game under any circumstances, which stems from last year's Divisional Round matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter ignited a scuffle when he stepped between the lines late in that contest and played a role in costing the Bengals their season.
The NFL has also added clarification on the coin toss. If a coin doesn't flip during the original toss, the referee must re-flip it while honoring the captain's original call. Referee Clete Blakeman followed that sequence prior to overtime during the Packers-Cardinals Divisional Round game, but the league acknowledged it had no rule on the books for such situations.