Steelers Voted Against Ridiculous NFL Rule Change

The Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams to vote against a ridiculous proposed NFL rule change.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were among the teams to vote against a ridiculous proposed NFL rule change. / (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

One piece of the NFL's offseason agenda is voting on potential rule changes for the upcoming year. At the annual league meetings this past week, owners weighed in on the option of Thursday Night Football games being flex-eligible at the end of the season.

The measure failed however, and many are happy about it. It turns out the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the teams to thank for this outcome.

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Albert Breer and Peter King report the Steelers were one of the franchises to vote no on this rule change. They were joined by the New York Giants, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, among others.

Unfortunately this proposal isn't going away, as it'll be revisited in May. It's clear the NFL wants to improve the product of Thursday Night Football, but at the expense of the players, who are overwhelmingly against adjustments to TNF.

The limit of Thursday night games has been upped from one to two this offseason, which is already a direction many are upset with. It's great to see the Steelers protecting their players by voting against flexing, though. Hopefully the opposed franchises don't back down on their stance when this proposal is brought up again.

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