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1. Get rid of Roger Goodell
My favorite.
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10. Use common sense. A lot of the NFL rules are actually not that bad if the official would use common sense when interpreting them and not enforce them literally. A "blow to the head" is not when a player grazes a helmet in the act of swatting for a ball. An official can, and should use his judgement when determining intent on a personal foul. Did the player act in a reckless manner or a manner that they intended to hurt the player? If the answer is "no" then don't throw the flag.
My favorite part 2.






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Hulkklogan
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5. Review every play upstairs and if a play looks questionable - buzz the official on the field to stop play.



Do not agree with. Games would start lasting way too long.

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2. Eliminate the Automatic First Down - unless the penalty is an unsportsmanlike conduct. It's stupid that a 5 yard illegal contact down field results in an automatic first down.



I'm with Chad on this one.

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7. Pass interference be a 15 yard penalty or spot of the foul - whichever is farthest. This helps a defense not get killed by a bad call by the officials.



If you mean whichever is shortest, I agree.

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8. Quarterbacks are players too - same rules apply to them as everyone else. No more rules specifically for hits on the quarterbacks.



I agree but I kind of disagree also. When throwing, QBs have to leave themselves wide open to people almost twice their size running straight at them. Receivers have to give up their bodies too, so I see the point.. tough call. A good QB getting knocked out because people are allowed to whallop the hell out of the QB can seriously affect a team's season.. imagine if the Saints had to go even half of a season with Daniel...







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I have to admit that I searched the first few lines using google to see if you copied and pasted anything. You came out clean.

Good post! I hope some of these are given a decent look in the off-season by the bureau.






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Grandmaster Wang
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You know what drives me bat shite crazy these days? Nobody knows what constitutes a goddamn catch anymore. If it's AT ALL a "close call" you might as well flip a coin.

Sometimes it's okay for the ball to skip off the turf as long as the player has both hands on the ball, sometimes if it touches a blade of grass it's incomplete.

Sometimes it's incomplete because the player loses control of the ball AFTER HE'S ALREADY DOWN BY RULE because his knee or butt or whatever has already hit the ground, but he didn't "maintain control all the way to the ground" past the point where he's already down. Other times, not so much.

The "football move." Might as well flip a coin on whether it's gonna be a fumble or an incomplete pass or even a completed pass with the receiver down by contact before the ball comes out (so much for "maintaining control all the way to the ground." )

I know that it's a game of inches and in real time the action is super fast and all that. There are always going to be plays that legitimately "could go either way" because it's just that damn close. But there are way too many of them these days, it's like any catch/no-catch call that isn't completely obvious ends up being a "judgment call" and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the way they're called. Even on review.






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Grandmaster Wang

From Moosedenied?






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Grandmaster Wang
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Yessir.





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CptRusty
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Grandmaster Wang




Does this mean you are now "Message Board Guy" though?






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Braedan
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Everything you just said..






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PillPusher
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Refs should wait to blow plays dead until they're sure a turnover has not occurred.


This seems to be more and more prevalent. It almost seems like at least once a game now a RB or WR fumbles the ball, a defender picks it up, houses it, only for all of it to be blown dead when he's ran about 15 yards. After review the defense gets the ball at the spot of the recovery....when they SHOULD HAVE HAD A TOUCHDOWN!






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St Augustine
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2d8







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St Augustine
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Do not agree with. Games would start lasting way too long.


Do not understand this argument at all. I'd rather a game go an extra 15 mins or so and be called correctly any day.






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Spark2121
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3. If an offensive player drops his head as he braces for a tackle, the defensive player cannot get flagged for illegal contact to the head.


Thisx1000000000






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Lafayette VooDoo
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re: 10 Ways to Improve the NFL


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3. If an offensive player drops his head as he braces for a tackle, the defensive player cannot get flagged for illegal contact to the head.


This would be easy to see, because you can see, even in real time, a player dropping his head to brace for impact. It's unfair that a defensive player lines up to hit a guy in the midsection - and then the offensive player drops his head and/or ducks, causing a "helmet to helmet" hit and the defensive guy gets penalized for it.

Pure bull shite Roger Goodell...






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SabiDojo
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I don't care for #5.





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