NFL owners vote in rules changes
The NFL owners will have a virtual meeting today in this As of yesterday afternoon was going to be a potentially very interesting gathering. A couple of the proposals that were on the table included the addition of a Booth Umpire. That was a proposal by the Ravens and the chargers who be the eighth game official and also the addition of a senior technology advisor to the referee. They were net star senior technology advisor to the referee couple of is in the sky to help with the on field officiating. It was reported Later yesterday afternoon by the NFL networks. Tom Police zero that. Both of those proposals were being withdrawn. So they're not going to talk about that stuff today Probably the most interesting proposed rule. Change is one by the Philadelphia. Eagles that would allow teams that opportunity to try a fourth and fifteen from the offensive twenty five yard line in lieu of an onside kick the The percentages for onside kick success have gone way down. Eight out of sixty-three were successful last year. Twelve point seven percent drop from twenty one point two percent success rate prior to the rules changes a couple of years ago the player Safety Initiative Changing the way. Onside kicks are conducted in terms. Overloading one side getting a running start and all that stuff so the NFL apparently is going to get some more information about how possibly incorporate is in the sky and that might have something to do with the pass interference fiasco from last year. Troy Vincent the NFL's Executive Vice President of football operations addressed that tobacco with NBC sports this week and he said the NFL failed miserably with that allowing challenging of pass interference calls and non calls because the League did not do its due diligence. That's how Vincent face that quote. Because we didn't do the proper due diligence at played out publicly the lasting we should be talking about is the way the game is officiated we failed. I'm first in line. We cannot allow that to happen again. We've got to do our due diligence. You can't rush and just shove something in there without knowing all the consequences and we found out last year live and inaction publicly.