How Would You Change the NFL?

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should be catnip to nfl suits. enough so that i am surprised it hasn't already happened.

the nfl suits won't make any changes that major, for fear of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. but I think it would make it more of a players' league, which appeals more to fans than a coaches' league, which it tends toward now.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Friday, 28 October 2016 00:35 (three years ago) link

get rid of PATs #xfl

― harold melvin and the bluetones (jim in vancouver)

i agree, fuck boston

The Huldre-girls ringtones (rushomancy), Friday, 28 October 2016 00:43 (three years ago) link

from kevin clark on the ringer, i think these are legit

Punish Teams That Punt
We can’t make NFL coaches less conservative by showing them the data. For years, they’ve had data that support going for it on fourth-and-short, yet they’ve largely remained unmoved. Sixty-three times already this season, a team has punted on fourth down with 5 or fewer yards to go inside the opponent’s half of the field or at the 50-yard line. That’s insanity. Luckily, there’s been a crumb of justice: 12 times, those teams have punted the ball into the end zone for a touchback. The Giants have done it on both of their attempts. But a touchback isn’t enough of a deterrent. Teams that touch back on a punt should have the ball placed at the 35 instead of the 20. That’d solve it.

Change the Roster Rules
Why was Arizona’s 28–3 win over the Jets two weeks ago so depressing? Ryan Fitzpatrick was awful, but he was replaced by Geno Smith, who’s also bad. The Jets had no other choice, because as of now, only 46 of the 53 players on an NFL roster are active on game day. Third- and fourth-string quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg were inactive, depriving the Jets of the opportunity for reckless experimentation.
ALL players on the roster should become active in the fourth quarter. Inserting younger players (even if they’re bad, which Petty and Hackenberg surely are) for a few plays in a blowout would introduce a curiosity factor, and at least give fans something to watch.
I’d also expand rosters to include practice squad players in December.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 28 October 2016 14:45 (three years ago) link

"ALL players on the roster should become active in the fourth quarter. Inserting younger players (even if they’re bad, which Petty and Hackenberg surely are) for a few plays in a blowout would introduce a curiosity factor, and at least give fans something to watch.
I’d also expand rosters to include practice squad players in December."

oooh, I like this

the touchback idea seems kinda dumb though. I don't like the idea of saving coaches from themselves.

frogbs, Friday, 28 October 2016 15:00 (three years ago) link


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