Competition Committee outlines three major changes for safety
NFL Competition Committee co-chairmen Jeff Fisher and Rich McKay said today at the annual league meetings in Orlando that while overtime has been the most-discussed topic from their recent recommendations to the league owners, the committee's highest priority was making changes to promote player safety.
Fisher, the Titans' head coach, outlined three recommendations for rules changes that the Competition Committee:
1. Standardize protection for defenseless players.
2. Protect ball carriers whose helmets come off by blowing the play dead.
3. Expand the rule protecting long snappers from being hit immediately after a snap.
McKay said everyone in the league has had a "very positive" reaction to those three recommendations.