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The 10 Biggest Changes to Expect from 2012 NFL Season to 2013 Season

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The 10 Biggest Changes to Expect from 2012 NFL Season to 2013 Season
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The read-option could be going the way of the dodo.

Six years ago, the NFL started regulating contact by defensive backs more strictly. The net result was that passing statistics went through the roof. Passing is still a huge part of the game because rule changes in the name of player safety have often benefited the passing game.

In 2008, the Wildcat offense took the league by storm. Within two years, there wasn’t a team in the league that was consistently running the Wildcat.

There are always a few big changes from one NFL season to the next, be it rules or formations personnel or surprise teams.

While some changes leave a lasting impact, others prove to be temporary. Trends from last season may or may not carry over into 2013, and new trends will certainly emerge.

The 10 biggest changes to expect in 2013 compared to last season are as follows, in no particular order.

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