I just heard that the rules committee is considering WIDENING the field. This will be the final nail in the coffin of the NFL. For years, they have gone out of their way to alienate the true fans of the game. They seek to water it down, to soften it, in order to draw in more of the casual fans. Can't hit the quarterbacks, can't even TOUCH the receivers.
They have already virtually outlawed defense. Make the field wider, and defense just gets that much harder to execute.
Just look at this years' Super Bowl. Two of the league's best defenses, and you get a game where both teams easily score over 30 points. Points and yards have never been cheaper than they are now. It's like the arena league, now.
In other words, it's a joke.
If you prefer offense, consider this: you can't really tell who the great offensive players even ARE without good defense. All the greatest offensive players I've seen-John Elway, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Montana, Earl Campbell, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Randy Moss-were great precisely BECAUSE they could find ways to go over, around, or THROUGH their opponents. They had raw talent that was unsurpassed, and unique instincts for the game.
That's lost now. The game is soft, and the 'stars' are soft. Brady and Manning? They're talented, but look like they want to cry the second you rough them or their receivers up.
Like I said, they've ruined it. And whatever hope might remain, Goodell will find some way to undermine. He's the NFL version of the Anti-Christ.
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