Johnston states that “we’ve made a change our policy this week”, “our specialists came to us with concerns about the sensor technology impacting the kicking balls we were using during the course of the game.”
Going forward, specialists will use their own balls, and the regulation USFL ball with the chip will be reserved for traditional offense.
In the first weekend only 38% of the field goal attempts were successful. With this policy change, we’re expecting to see that number raise dramatically. Additionally, it’s great to see the league respond to the players criticism, going as far as making a rule update so early in the season.