Some of the interesting decisions made at the owners meetings so far are-
1)Trade deadline moved back 2 weeks to week 8
2)1 player who is on IR on each team can return to the roster after the 8th game of the season
3)Thigh and knee pads mandatory as of 2013.
What do you think of the changes.
Personally I like the trade dead line being pushed back as it gives teams more flexibility to see where they are at in the season. I still think it should be pushed back till week 10 So you have a clearer picture of who is in the playoffs and who isn't but at least it is an improvement from Week 6 which was always far to early.
The IR rule I think could be good for players who get injured late in the season or during the off-season. Being able to put them on the IR list and still being able to bring them back could be used to gauge where a star players rehab is going and if it is progressing well you could bring him back for a playoff push. Players like Adrian Peterson and Terrell Suggs are players who could be among the first to have the rule used on them.
The thigh and knee pad rule I am indifferent about. Anything to improve the safety of the game is good but if a player does not feel comfortable in these pads and feels it effects his game maybe he should be able to make the call if he uses them or not.