Land Clark promoted to referee position

Embed from Getty Images   Field judge Land Clark, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace retiree and two-time Super Bowl official Walt Anderson, who left the field to take a senior vice president position in the league office. Clark

Competition Committee proposes 2 rules changes for 2020 season

The NFL Competition Committee has released their proposed rules changes for the 2020 NFL season. These two rules change proposals are indicative of an offseason where the Committee wants to deliberately keep the changes simple when other, widely more important, issues face our nation. These two proposals will be considered

COVID-19 forces a rushed offseason for NFL officials

The NFL officiating staff usually has a smooth and orderly start to its season. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will throw monkey wrenches into that smooth and orderly start. No easing into the season The officiating "new year" starts on May 15. That's when the officials meet for a mini-clinic in New

Truncated offseason means less time to consider, vote on rule changes

Embed from Getty Images Updated 4/1/20 to reflect owners approving expanded playoffs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run it's dangerous course, it appears that there will be less, if any, traditional offseason time. Already, the in-person league meetings have been canceled. The owners could meet met via teleconference sometime this week, to

NFL Annual Meeting canceled, rules changes vote put off until May

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that after "careful consideration and consultation with medical experts," the NFL has canceled the March 29-April 1, Annual Meeting due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Instead, the league will conduct its business at the NFL Spring Meeting, scheduled for May 19-20. This means that the NFL Competition

7 rules changes proposed by NFL teams for 2020

2020 rules proposals

Embed from Getty Images   The NFL released the teams’ proposals for rules changes that will be up for consideration at the annual league meeting March 29-April 1 in Palm Beach, Fla. The rules changes proposed by the Competition Committee have not yet been released. A brief summary of each is listed

Coach Ron Rivera appointed to the Competition Committee

Embed from Getty Images Washington head coach Ron Rivera has recently been appointed to the NFL's Competition Committee. This will be the first time since 2017 that the Competition Committee will have at least three head coaches. The Committee began their first meetings of the 2020 offseason this week. ESPN rules