Are you ready for some NFL Football? 2014 Edition. - Page 2
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Thinking of taking a vacation next month. You guys know the hotel rates on Revis Island? @JetFan1983, maybe you have a timeshare or something?
Hardy, har, har. Supposedly Maclin was burning him all day in joint practices the other day.
...but yea... I'm sad he's a Pat. Hopefully he's washed up, but I highly doubt it. Ugh.
The best thing is that it doesn't even matter. We'll throw Brandon Browner on Maclin with McCourtey over the top! I love good defensive backfields so much.
I'm really ready for some football... if you're talking about the EPL starting Saturday.
But the NFL, I'll be ready opening day. I'm just not as into football as I was ten years ago. I've several problems.
The rule changes are continually favoring the offense, and passing, to the detriment of the game. I'm not saying we need to turn back the rules to 1978, but I would like to see something done to suppress offense and the passing game. One of the reasons I fell in love with football was because of the in-game strategy. The decisions to run or pass, and the defenses response or attacks to the offensives game plan. We don't need a 50/50 split to keep this interest, but the running game has basically become a decoy to set up the pass in nearly all occasions. When TDs are more rare they become more exciting. A 35-31 game is supposed to be something you talk about as a shootout, not the norm.
Secondly, one of the reasons I loved football was to see somebody get lit up. The physical nature of the game is amazing. Now, when some WR gets flattened over the middle I'm thinking, "I hope he doesn't have a concussion. I hope he doesn't develop CTE and depression and kill himself in his mid 40s." All this new medical research (while good) has eliminated my enjoyment of the hard hit. And killed my interest in boxing and what was a budding interest in MMA.
Third, Roger Goodell. **** that guy.
But, I'll be watching come September. Here we go Steelers, here we go!