NFL Competition Committee meets this week to “set the stage” for offseason agenda

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The NFL offseason hasn’t quite hit full swing yet, but we’re well on the way and that includes meetings about the way the game will be played in 2019 and beyond.

The NFL Competition Committee plays a big role on that front and they are getting to work this week at league headquarters. NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent tweeted on Tuesday that the meeting will “set the stage” for the rest of the offseason by reviewing “player health and safety, pace of play, rules, technology and more.”

Vincent followed that up with a list of specific items that are going to be up for discussion when the committee meets again in Indianapolis later this month. Officiating mechanics is on that list and is sure to be a hot topic given the reaction to the way the NFC Championship Game played out last month.

Vincent also lists special teams play, injury data, use of helmet, quarterback protection and horse collar tackles as topics for discussion. Any recommended changes will be presented at league meetings in March and voted on by team owners.

17 responses to “NFL Competition Committee meets this week to “set the stage” for offseason agenda

  1. >>Vincent also lists special teams play, injury data, use of helmet, quarterback protection and horse collar tackles as topics for discussion.

    With Alex Smith getting hurt there clearly is a need for more QB protection.

    New Rule – a defensive player may not touch the QB. A new referee will be added who will blow the play dead if a defensive player comes within 3 feet of a QB.

    >>Officiating mechanics is on that list and is sure to be a hot topic given the reaction to the way the NFC Championship Game played out last month.

    The overcalling of penalties throughout the season has also been terrible. Way too many ticky tack penalties.

  2. Item 1 should be to get better game officials that will call the game per the rules.

  3. Does this committee have to tinker just to earn their yearly salary? How about eliminating the mid/short range field goal for extra points and putting the ball back at the 20 on touchbacks.

  4. erripet says:
    February 12, 2019 at 5:59 pm
    Get rid of the Brady rule let the defense hit the quarterbacks. Watch the new league they let them play

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    How would that possible help your team? Your frail QB would be out of commission for another two seasons.

  5. get rid of the manning rule, let defense play like men instead of dome qb, participation banner, fantasy football that bill polian rigged to try to stop patriot dominance.

  6. Problem is the amount of rules. But the issue is when you have a coach who constantly “bends” the rules to say it nicely and always looking for loopholes you need to cover all angles. When Belichick retires, or gets kicked out of the league for his third cheating scandal then maybe they can reduce the rules. Just kidding about Belichick getting kicked out, he could get caught 15 times and Goodell wouldn’t kick him out.

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