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Report: Goodell wants 'tush push' banned

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants the "tush push" permanently banned, a league source told Dianna Russini of The Athletic.

The controversial play made famous by the Philadelphia Eagles is reportedly expected to be heavily debated among the league's competition committee.

The committee examined the play - also known as the "brotherly shove" thanks to its Philadelphia origins - last offseason but opted against outlawing it. It was never proposed as a playing rule change to the 32 owners, adds Russini.

The Eagles aren't represented on the competition committee, while all three of its divisional opponents have members on it.

When running the "tush push," Philadelphia has an 86.2% success rate, nine touchdowns (eight from quarterback Jalen Hurts), and a perfect 10-for-10 conversion rate in its own territory, according to the NFL.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni called for the play to remain legal in late October.

"People can't do it like we can do it," he said. "Don't ban this play. If everybody could do it, everybody would do it."

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