How to save Pro Football
posted at 10/14/2009 12:26 AM EDT
NFL Pro Football is dying! The question is what can be done to save it?
Obviously not the Refs! They are killing the game! Too legalistic!
Any one who has played sports knows you need to let the players determine the game and not the Refs. These stupid 40 yard passes just to get a penalty flag
are horrendous!! They are just another form of steriods! They juice the game. They favor the offense! This is a game where people get hurt. It's unfortunate but it's the nature of the game. The NFL is trying to eliminate this from the sport through the Refs. The legalization of Pro Football is ruining the league. It will also open the door for a new league because fan will continue to be disenchanted by Refs stealing the game!
Perhaps the NFL should consider a couple of options:
A) Only give 15 yard penalty for pass interference instead of those goofy 40 yards pass interference calls where they place the ball ends up being placed on the one yard line! Peyton Manning has made his living off this stupid penalty! The great WR's like Jerry Rice or John Stallworth will always find a way to catch the ball. This rule was put in place by the owners to increase scoring but it is damaging the game!
B) Get really tough on steriods with players! If your caught your out for for the whole season period! This has a lot to do with players getting so unnaturally big.
C) Let the players go home in the offseason! They report July 1st of each year. Spring Mini camps only for Rookies. Training year round breeds players that too big and powerful.
I'd rather see ten players on defense that are allowed to play the game than the way it is right now! The way it is now, Lawrence Taylor would get a flag every time he touched the QB. Taylor was one of the greatest player ever. A game changer! A dinosaur in today's NFL. He would be considered too rough.
As for roughing the QB, perhaps the Ref's could huddle and arrive at a fair penalty. Sometimes QBs are just getting brushed by a D end and it's a 15 yd penalty or a automatic first down! maybe the should have the lee way to call it a 5 yd penalty or something more severe if it is a really late hit on a QB. something fair but without making the call a real game changer!