Competition committee chairman Rich McKay explains the latest rules changes; Raiders coach Jack Del Rio on how he will deal with the distraction of the looming Vegas move; Bay area columnist Mark Purdy on the details of the Vegas relocation
For this week's episode, I sat down for conversations at the annual NFL owners meetings with NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio and San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy. McKay talks about centralizing replay and taking the final say on replay out of the hands of the referee on the field. He explains why the public should trust a VP of Officiating (Dean Blandino) who has never been an NFL official, and he discusses the fate of the 10-minute overtime period. Del Rio grew up a Raider fan and remembers his personal sadness when the team moved. He explains his 30 percent rule that he’ll use with his team about Las Vegas, and his plan to deal with the distraction of the news on his Super Bowl-contending team. Purdy talks about the weirdness of the Raiders playing in Oakland for at least two years as lame ducks, how the move actually happened, and the future of football in San Francisco and Oakland.
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