NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has named four head coaches - Leslie Frazier of Minnesota, Joe Philbin of Miami, Ron Rivera of Carolina and Mike Smith of Atlanta -- to the Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL Competition Committee, the NFL announced Monday.
The subcommittee, chaired by Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden, reports to the full Competition Committee prior to the annual NFL meeting every March and meets on a regular basis via conference call to discuss player safety, competitive issues, coaching and personnel development and technological innovations.
The Coaches Subcommittee of the Competition Committee consists of the following members:
John Madden (Chairman); Tom Coughlin, New York Giants; Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Vikings; John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens; Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins; Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs; Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers; Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons.
The Competition Committee, which studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs, consists of the following members:
Rich McKay Atlanta Falcons (Chairman); Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams; Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; John Mara, New York Giants; Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers; Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens; Rick Smith, Houston Texans; Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers.