NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee. One of the first orders of business when the league’s annual meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Florida, will be a proposal by the committee to clarify what is a catch. Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the week of the Super Bowl he would urge simplification of the rules. Catch/no catch is at the top of everyone’s minds, Troy Vincent, the NFL’s football operations chief, said Wednesday before outlining the committee’s recommendations.
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I’ve lost the last two Super Bowls, Musburger says. And I remember vividly the Atlanta game, because I’m drinking at halftime. I’m cashing my ticket. I’m the smartest guy in the room. And then [Falcons receiver] Julio Jones catches the ball at the 22-yard line, and for whatever reason, that Atlanta Falcon coaching staff elects to throw the ball [on second down]. And they take a sack. And now suddenly, they’re out of field-goal range. Instead, they could have run the ball and made [Patriots coach] Bill Belichick take his timeouts, had [kicker Matt] Bryant kick a field goal, and I would have been home free. They screwed it up. I remember every moment of how that unfolded against me. So this year, I decide, I’m never, ever betting against [Tom] Brady and Belichick again. How’d that work out Not so well.

But that visit can’t happen right now, because there’s a nor’easter hitting New York on Wednesday. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the weather in the city is forcing Hurns to visit the Dallas Cowboys before he sees the Jets.

Receiver Allen Hurns wants to visit the Jets, but there’s no plane to take him there.
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Per a league source, weather issues in the New York area have triggered the cancellation of the flight that would have taken Hurns to visit the Jets. He’ll instead visit the Cowboys first, with a visit to the Jets to follow immediately.