According to a televised report on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Monday, reporter Chris Mortensen said he expected the NFL to vote on several proposed rule and bylaw changes on Tuesday at the NFL’s owners meeting in Phoenix.
There are nine combined rule and bylaw proposals, but among those getting the most attention are the so-called “Tuck Rule” and another penalizing offensive players for initiating contact with the crown of their helmet outside the tackle box.
The “Tuck Rule” became famous in part because of former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson back when he was a member of the Oakland Raiders. Woodson hit Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as he released the ball in the 2001 AFC Championship game, but the ruling was determined an incomplete pass instead of a fumble because of the “Tuck Rule.”
In a move clearly designed to bring more player-safety awareness to the game, the proposed rule penalizing offensive players for initiating contact with their helmet also has a Green Bay angle.
Without providing specific instances, Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com related examples from the NFL’s owners meeting as brought to the media’s attention by Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, a member of the NFL’s competition committee.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) March 18, 2013
Elsewhere in the Packers universe, their scouts and representatives will be attending several pro day workouts. Among those taking place include Florida A&M, Florida State, Louisville, Richmond, San Diego State and Virginia.
Also on Tuesday, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley continues his attendance at the NFL Business of Music Boot Camp in New York City.
According to NFL Player Engagement, “The NFL Business of Music Boot Camp is an intensive immersion program for current and former NFL players who are interested in understanding the essential components and make up of today’s music industry. Utilizing the world-renowned faculty of NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, top industry professionals, and internationally recognized artists, participants experience the creative process first-hand via classroom sessions and round table discussions.”