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    NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    "On Monday we
    discussed the possibility of NFL owners voting
    to approve mandatory knee and
    thigh pads for the 2013 season, and on Tuesday, the NFL owners did just that,
    approving the requirement of such padding beginning in 2013.



    NFL owners
    also voted to extend the trade deadline and to make a change to the
    injured-reserve policy.

    The change in pads policy is something that
    could be met with mixed feelings from the players and could ultimately be
    challenged by the NFLPA. Indeed, the union issued a statement on Tuesday that
    indicates they're not thrilled with the change.

    "Any change in working
    conditions is a collectively-bargained issue," said the union in a statement.
    "While the NFL is focused on one element of health and safety today, the NFLPA
    believes that health and safety requires a comprehensive approach and
    commitment. We are engaged in and monitor many different issues, such as
    players' access to medical records, prescription usage and the situation with
    professional football's first responders, NFL referees. We always look forward
    to meeting with the NFL to discuss any and all matters related to player health
    and safety."

    Though the pads are designed to improve player safety and
    minimize leg injuries, most players believe they slow them down and look silly.
    The union's decision to classify the mandatory pads as a "change in working
    conditions" is a clever one, and could potentially railroad the NFL's move. Of
    course, there's a reason why the league waited until 2013 to institute the pad
    rule -- you're seeing it right now.

    The trade deadline and IR proposals
    aren't locked in quite yet, however, though both are likely to be
    passed.

    The trade deadline proposal would move the trade deadline from
    Week 6 to Week 8 and, frankly, it's just too logical not to happen. The NFL
    trade deadline is the most boring of all the major sports because teams aren't
    as sure about their season's status by Week 6. (I'd move it back even further.)


    And the injured-reserve change essentially would allow teams to place a
    "marquee" player on IR and move him back to the active roster after the eighth
    week of the season. Example: Terrell Suggs suffers an Achilles tear in the
    offseason but plans on returning at some point later in the year. The Ravens
    could put him on IR prior to the season but return him to the active roster
    after the eighth week of the season, giving them substantially greater roster
    flexibility with a star player, without losing him for the year."


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    Interesting change to the IR rules. What determines a "marquee player"?
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]Interesting change to the IR rules.* What determines a "marquee player"?
    [/quote]

    The way I read that was the marquee bit was just an example as to how the change would be the most effective, i'm assuming it's any player but in his example a marquee player would certainly have the most impact and display the changes improvements the best.

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]Interesting change to the IR rules.* What determines a "marquee player"?
    [/quote]Exactamundo!!! So this will be a judgement call??? That is crap...I like a change in this manner without the marquee label which is bull****!!! They should be able to IR them for a possible return prior to say week 4 ...across the board!
    Edit: the injury would need to occur prior to week 4...to be clear...hope it was....over and out!

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    PFT reported the IR rule differently.

    "The change to the injured reserve rule would allow each team to put one player on injured reserve for only part of the season, rather than making every player’s season come to an end if he’s placed on injured reserve. Under the revised rule, a player who is on the roster for Week One and then gets hurt during the season can be placed on injured reserve and designated for return, and then can return to practice six weeks later and play in a game eight weeks later."

    So a "marquee" player would therefore be a player who is on the final roster.

    In Suggs case the Ravens would have to make other cuts and keep him on the active roster, until after they play their first regular season game, then they could put him on the limited IR. However, since Suggs was hurt before the season, they would not be able to place him on limited IR at all.

    If the rule is actually defined this way, players who suffer substantial injuries in training camp or preseason must go on the regular season ending IR.

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    [quote user="slipknottin"]PFT reported the IR rule differently.

    "The change to the injured reserve rule would allow each team to put one player on injured reserve for only part of the season, rather than making every player’s season come to an end if he’s placed on injured reserve. Under the revised rule, a player who is on the roster for Week One and then gets hurt during the season can be placed on injured reserve and designated for return, and then can return to practice six weeks later and play in a game eight weeks later."

    So a "marquee" player would therefore be a player who is on the final roster.

    In Suggs case the Ravens would have to make other cuts and keep him on the active roster, until after they play their first regular season game, then they could put him on the limited IR. However, since Suggs was hurt before the season, they would not be able to place him on limited IR at all.

    If the rule is actually defined this way, players who suffer substantial injuries in training camp or preseason must go on the regular season ending IR.[/quote]I dont like the label "marquee" but with it being "a member of the 53-man roster at the season's start" then I don't mind that...but I don't like it being only one guy that can benefit from that.

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    [quote user="hungrrrry"]"a member of the 53-man roster at the season's start" then I don't mind that...but I don't like it being only one guy that can benefit from that.[/quote]

    Except if its a situation where Osi got hurt in preseason, then he is forced to go on season ending IR anyway. And this IR doesnt help at all in that scenario.

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    They should not of fixed what wasn't broken. 3 players could go on IR and all three could come back if healed . they should have never changed it.

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    I like the IR rule. It could of helped us in past injury plagued seasons
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    In the midst of this losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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    Re: NFL OWNERS VOTE TO APPROVE KNEE/THIGH PADS, IR CHANGE AND TRADE DEADLINE

    I agree that the trade deadline should be moved back even further then week 8. Should be at least week 10
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    In the midst of this losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
    4-New York Giants!!!!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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