ORLANDO, Fla. -- Chicago was one of 28 NFL teams to vote in favor of Tuesday's overtime rules change, but before the vote, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune presented some compelling Bears-related evidence for maintaining the status quo.
Biggs noted the Bears are 11-3 in the past 10 seasons in overtime, including 8-1 under coach Lovie Smith. They are 4-1 in games ending with a field goal on the first possession of overtime over the past 10 years, and place-kicker Robbie Gould is the third-most accurate kicker in NFL history.
Tuesday was a more pressured environment than I've seen at an owners meeting in quite some time. There were some important and powerful people who really, really wanted this measure to pass.
I'll be spending some time with NFC coaches here Wednesday morning on the final day of the meetings. I'll be back with you mid-morning. For now, let's take a quick spin around the division:
Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew wants to meet with free-agent cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com. It appears Mayhew's interest in Jones is serious.
The Lions' interest in Jones and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove is somewhere between "strong interest" and "due diligence," writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
Mayhew is confident the Lions will get an offer to trade down from the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News.
Running back Ahman Green wants to return to Green Bay this season, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio has gotten new defensive end Aaron Kampman on board with playing on the right side, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
NFL owners voted on the overtime change while coaches who opposed the measure were out playing golf, notes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Several Minnesota players wish the new rule had been in place for their NFC Championship Game in January, writes Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Tuesday night that he backed the decision to change the rule even though he voted against it, writes Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.