Headlines from league owner meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., have dominated Wednesday’s morning news.
First, several rule changes were put in place for the 2012 season. Most notably, regular-season overtime will now be the same as it is currently in the postseason. Also, all turnovers will be subject to replay.
The league owners voted to make both changes. Now, regular-season overtime will end if a team scores a touchdown or a safety, but the game will not come to an end if a field goal is first scored on the opening possession. Say goodbye to sudden-death overtime in the regular season.
NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh also addressed the media and had some poignant comments about free agent addition Randy Moss.
More on Harbaugh’s comments and 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Ian R. Rapoport of The Boston Herald spoke with Harbaugh this morning to see how the coach plans to utilize Randy Moss. Harbaugh told Rapoport he’d like to see Randy “put a stamp on his great NFL career, possibly a Hall of Fame career.”
Moss’ arrival should help San Francisco’s biggest offseason needs as Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com writes the 49ers need to be more balanced on offense after finishing 2011 as the league’s eighth-ranked rushing attack and 29th-ranked passing attack.
According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers worked out former Arizona Cardinals guard Deuce Lutui on Tuesday.
Lastly, you have until 2 p.m. PT to vote for the 1984 49ers to advance in the NFL’s Greatest Team of All-Time tournament.
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More of Harbaugh’s comments from the league owner meetings were shared by Bart Hubbuch of The New York Post.
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