Re: Goodell Continues His Assault On Pro Football
posted at 11/18/2010 6:53 AM EST
In Response to Re: Goodell Continues His Assault On Pro Football
[QUOTE]Goodell is bad for the NFL! The worst commissioner the league has ever had! He has rigged the game of football to give the advantage to the offense. That's not good and it is ruining the league. College football is now more genuine than the NFL. If Goodell has his way the NFL will end up resembling Pro wrestling. The players should make this a big issue in the collective bargaining deal. Defensive player will lose money in the long run if the league goes the direction Goodell wants to take it. The league should allow more contact between WR and CB. They should not call those phony 45 yard pass incompetions that get a flag. I call that the Peyton Manning money play! Aside from obvious holding by the CB , they Refs should let the WR and CB battle for the ball and use arm bar fore arms to gain space. either the WR catches the ball or he dosen't but don't let the Refs decide the game! Also safeties need to be allowed to lay a hit on the Wr coming across the middle. Period!
Posted by RonF[/QUOTE]
Ron...with regards to the PI calls, I'm an advocate of sticking with the NFL rule, where, if the PI violation is flagrant (for example, when a CB tackles the WR or grabs the WR's jersey as the WR is about to haul in the pass). Any and all other less flagrant calls should be denigrated to 5 yard, illegal contact penalties, with automatic first downs.
I'm not so bothered with the league taking steps to create a bit more scoring. After all, we don't want football games reduced to boring soccer matches, where scoring one goal is such a big deal. I'm also not opposed to adjusting the rules to protect defenseless WRs and QBs from getting blown up via spears that the WWE's Edge would be proud of, or the like. But, micro-managing each and every hit is ridiculously subjective, and absurd.
I am strongly against an 18 game schedule. Watering down the regular season would be bad for the game. The great thing about the NFL is that every regular season game is so important. Compare and contrast that with the NHL or the NBA, where the regular season is nothing more than a prolonged exhibition schedule.
If the league is so concerned about player safety, why expose the players to more chances for injuries...and risk shortening players' careers? A championship team would be forced to play at least 21 games to win a title! In addition, how badly would going to an 18 game schedule skew the record books? For example, one of the great things about baseball is it's consistency over the years...so that fans can compare players from different eras. Going to an 18 game schedule would warp such comparisons in football.
This latest nonsense about widening the field is a complete joke...pushing the game further towards being simply a speed and athleticism duel between the WRs and CBs. The NFL is currently the greatest spectator sport on the planet. The game and it's rules should be tweaked on occasion, not radically overhauled.