The media and medical community reacted positively to the league's new third-party timeout for suspected injuries, which was passed Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting.
- A columnist in the Rochester (New York) Democrat & Chronicle called the NFL's new medical timeout as a step in the right direction for safety in pro football.
- The Sporting News' David Steele also praised the new timeout, talking to NFL vice president of football operations Troy Vincent.
- The San Francisco Chronicle talked to Bay Area neurologist Dr. Vernon Williams, who was encouraged by the new rule.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor