Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, league sources confirmed today that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and Denver Broncos executive vice president and general manager John Elway were added to the NFL’s Competition Committee. As of this afternoon, Bruce Arians has not confirmed if he will be joining or not.
Arians says he has not agreed to be on competition committee. My read: he's waiting until official announcement
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 24, 2016
The Competition Committee is now a nine-member committee selected by commissioner Roger Goodell and led by chairman (and Atlanta Falcons president) Rich McKay.
The other members of the committee are as follows:
- John Mara, Giants owner
- Stephen Jones, Cowboys owner
- Mark Murphy, Packers president
- Ozzie Newsome, Ravens general manager
- Rick Smith, Texans general manager
- Marvin Lewis, Bengals coach
- Mike Tomlin, Steelers coach
Former committee member and Rams head coach Jeff Fisher stepped down from his position on the committee last February, citing that he would take a more team-focused approach to the season after the transition back to Los Angeles. He was removed from the committee list the league provided on March 10.
The Competition Committee meets annually and reviews rules proposals that are submitted to all 32 teams before the NFL Combine. To adopt a new rule or revision, the support of 75% of the owners (24 yes votes from 32 teams) is required.
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I have actually recommended that the league not include active coaches on the competition committee. I have seen the active members bully the officials during games. I do not want to besmirch the current two coaches. But…Yes, first hand up close, I have witnessed inappropriate conduct by coaches who were on the committee attempting to intimidate officials.
You don’t think the officials know that Lewis or Tomlin is on the committee. You don’t think that those two use that in game situations? Please!
Just another suggestion that I have sent to the commissioner that has gone unheeded.
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