NFL Winter Meetings—Golf, Sun and Bubkis

Vikings Territory Breakdown Podcast

The NFL owners and personnel all went south to play golf, have a couple of cocktails and discuss the league and see if there was any reason to change things in 2023. Well, it basically ended up being a trip south (good plan for Kwesi and KOC and the other northern team folks) for golf and drinks because they didn’t make many rules changes (at least not the ones I wanted). Good gig if you can get it.

They didn’t decide to make all the conference games at neutral sites this season (a suggestion after it was done this year because of the Buffalo-Cincinnati game from last year), in fact, it wasn’t even discussed. And according to the guys at the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast (Joe Oberle and Mark Craig from the Star Tribune) that was a good thing.

They also didn’t make any rules changes, such as making pass interference reviewable or taking away the point of the infraction as the penalty yardage, nor did they address the “tush push” play in which the entire team piles behind the ball carrier and tries to push him across the line to gain. The rugby scrums will continue for the time being.

Head coach Kevin O’Connell and Vikings owner Mark Wilf did address the media, so as media members we will address what they said—such as wanting to be super-competitive this coming season (alert the media), they need more cornerbacks (is Mike Zimmer back?) and how the team handled the Kirk Cousins restructure and lack of extension. What does that all mean for the coming season and the draft ahead? We will take a look at that a lot more. Tune in and check it out.

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