The NFL will hold their 2012 league meeting this week in Palm Beach. The meetings will begin on Monday morning and will feature, among other things, a lengthy discussion of a number of potential rules and bylaws changes. League representatives will also discuss the salary cap penalties that were handed out to the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. It should be a full week of discussion and news coming out of Florida.
Among the rules changes being discussed this week:
- Giving the authority to determine replay reviews to the replay official in the booth, not the referee on the field.
- Modifying the horse-collar tackle rule to remove the exception for quarterbacks in the pocket, so that a quarterback in the pocket may not be yanked down by the back of his shoulder pads or inside collar of his jersey.
- Changing overtime so that the postseason rule will be used in the regular season as well, and no regular-season games will be ended on a field goal on the first possession of overtime.
You can see a full list of the potential rules and bylaws changes by visiting ProFootballTalk.