A lot of action went down at the NFL Spring League Meeting today. It was the first day of meetings that will run through Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is a summary of what we learned on Tuesday:
As we covered in a separate post, replay review will have some changes in 2016 from a "game administration" perspective. That means that things like the game clock, proper yardage enforcement of penalties, etc. will be reviewable by the Replay Official.
- Coaches being able to use tablets on the sideline for video review of game film has been tabled for next season. Per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, "the league wants to study the tablet issue further, but coaches will be allowed to look at replays on the sideline during exhibition games this year."
- The Redskins had proposed eliminating the cutdown from 90 to 75 players, and just having one cutdown period from 90 to 53 players. The proposal did not pass.
- The league announced the cities that will host the Super Bowls from 2019 to 2021.
2019 - Atlanta
2020 - South Florida
2021 - Los Angeles
Each of the sites will have new stadiums or heavily renovated stadiums. New Orleans and Tampa Bay were the losers in not getting a Super Bowl.
- Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the demand for the NFL in Mexico is high:
How are fans feeling about the Mexico game? League asked fans to register their interest on a site. 100,000 people asked for 4 tickets each.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2016