NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed on Sunday reports that the league will re-examine internal policies regarding the preference of some playoff teams to rest injured starters late in the regular season.
“It is something we’ll look at,” Goodell said Sunday, according to the Associated Press. “We heard the fans
loud and clear. It’s something our Competition Committee has looked at
in the past, but we’re going to ask our Competition Committee to look
at it again in the future. We want every game to be competitive.”
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has reported that the league will consider providing incentives to playoff teams that choose to use starters. Charley Casserly of CBS, a former member of the Competition Committee, mentioned during The NFL Today that, when the league’s rule-recommending body had taken up the issue in the past, no consensus could be reached regarding enforcement of a rule purporting to require playoff teams to try.
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