ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the next four days I'll be in the land of Disney, hoping to avoid over-stimulated kids and fielding information on various NFL issues at the owners meetings.
Here's a preview of the prominent topics that will be discussed:
Labor talk -- The meeting will be dominated by the first upcoming uncapped season in nearly two decaded and the collective bargaining agreement that's scheduled to expire in 2011. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will update the owners on where they are in the process and exchange ideas on their strategy moving forward.
Modified overtime proposal -- The competition committee will discuss several proposals, the most interesting of would involve a change in overtime rules. The committee has recommended a provision that allows the team that loses the coin toss to get a possession if the team that wins the toss kicks a field goal on the first OT series. The game would end if the team that wins the coin toss scores a touchdown.
Player safety -- The NFL wants to cut down on head shots to defenseless receivers. A proposed rule would bring a 15-yard penalty when a defender launches himself into a receiver who hasn't had the opportunity to defend himself. As the rule is written currently, a receiver is fair game when he gains possession and gets both feet down. Another proposal seeks to adopt the college rule that a play be blown dead when the ball carrier's helmet comes off.
New York's Super Bowl bid 2014 -- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and New York Giants co-owner John Mara will make their pitch to their colleagues in hopes of convincing them to approve the first Super Bowl for an open-air stadium in a cold-weather locale.
Compensatory picks -- Each year at the owner's meetings, the NFL makes known the compensatory draft choices that have been awarded to each team. They are assigned with a secret formula based on the number and quality of free agents lost and gained the previous year.
Big games revealed -- The league usually announces a handful of notable games that could include opening weekend and a few prime-time dates.
Coaches available -- Although the scheduling doesn't always work out, the NFL prefers all 32 head coaches be in attendance for a media breakfast. That means we should hear from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for the first time in months, Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano for the first time since the Senior Bowl and New York Jets and Buffalo Bills coaches Rex Ryan and Chan Gailey for the first time since the NFL scouting combine last month.