Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
The era of good NFL football is going away along with it will be people willing to spend huge bucks on the NFL. Contracts will come down and teams will go away.
I seriously believe that the NFL will fall to the 3rd most watched sport within the next 10 years behind the NBA and Baseball. Hockey may even supplant t for those looking for a contact sport to follow.
I find it alarming that the scores are more often than not starting to resemble bad basketball games.
I also find it sad that a once balanced game has turned into an offensive race waiting to see which team makes the first mistake rather than an actual physical ad mental battle.
A game that was at one time a testament to being a man, has been stripped of its testosterone and injected with all the skill of a good darts competition. Being accurate with the ball in a relatively uncontested environment.
The NFL had to change because of all the safety concerns, but the rules needed to change on both sides of the ball. Can't hit a guy until he has already caught the all ?? Ok ... Then get rid of the 5 yard chuck rule. Can't hit the QB violently at all ?? Allow more physicality by the DBs.