The NFL has their annual spring meeting this week, with owners from all 32 teams expected to attend. The meeting will take place in San Francisco from 5/18 through 5/20. There are several topics on the agenda and deflategate will certainly be one of them. If the NFL could stream this meeting on Pay Per View, they would give Floyd Mayweather a run for his money. There are many interesting story lines this year. Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft, Kraft and Woody Johnson after the Revis tampering charges is another one. Many fans are looking to buy NFL tickets to see the Patriots vs the Colts when Tom Brady returns from his suspension.
More importantly though, the owners will vote on three new proposals. NESN recaps the proposed rule changes:
One of these proposals, submitted by the Patriots, calls for the line of scrimmage to be moved from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line on extra point field goal attempts, thus making them more difficult, at 33 yards. Teams still would take two-point conversion attempts from the 2-yard line under the rule. The other two proposals present variations of New England’s call to change the PAT. A proposal presented by the competition committee also would allow the defense to be awarded to points if it recovers the ball and scores a touchdown, while Philadelphia Eagles submitted a proposal calling for the ball to be placed on the 1-yard line instead of the 2 for two-point conversion attempts. All three proposals will require a vote from at least 24 of the 32 owners to pass.
Deflategate has been the hot topic in the JetNation forums lately. This will be interesting to watch as the league hears Tom Brady’s appeal.