The NFL’s competition committee has plenty on its plate this week, most of which has to do with instant replay.
But competition committee chairman Rich McKay just said at a press conference at the owners meetings that another proposal has been added, which would give independent injury spotters the ability to stop the game to check a player who is disoriented.
While there will be a lot of talk about the catch-no catch clarifications (which still aren’t clear), this one follows with the league’s attempt to curb concussion problems.
But allowing a stoppage of play would have had a potentially big impact on recent games.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman has avoided commenting on whether he had concussion tests during the late stages of Super Bowl, but McKay said that play was one they looked at in discussing the rule.
McKay referred to the rule as a “failsafe,” and not one that would be used often.