Not only are the NFL owners going to walk a fine line, they’re going to walk it later.
According to Jim Corbett of USA Today, owners are tabling any further discussion of playoff expansion until their fall meeting, which kills any idea that it might have gotten fast-tracked onto this season.
“There will be no vote today,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said there were too many logistical hurdles to bring it up now.
“When we look at the overall things that we’ve done with television this year, if we lay that on top of it, it’s too much,” Jones said. “We need to methodically work our way through all these things.”
That also includes massaging the union, giving the league time to put together a plan to get players to go along with something the majority of owners seem to want.