The various proposals from the Competition Committee and the teams (eight from the Redskins, four from the Patriots, one from the Eagles, and one from the Colts) during Wednesday’s conference call did not contain any reference to expanding the playoffs.
After the Competition Committee unveiled the proposals, Mark Maske of the Washington Post asked about the status of the potential expansion of the postseason. In response, Falcons CEO Rich McKay explained that the issue is covered in other materials submitted by the Committee to ownership, and that the Committee expresses support for the possibility.
Ultimately, the owners decide which rules will or won’t change. While the Competition Committee tees up multiple possibilities, the owners can do whatever they want — as long as at least 24 support the move.
All proposals will be considered next week in Orlando by the full ownership.