will nfl ever go back to its roots?
Im asking because back in the day you could jam receivers past more than just a yard and hit qbs anywhere. also you could taught and celebrate anyway you like. now days bunch easy cheap yardage allowed in new era dink and dunks brady does it a lot out in the flat needs to stop never could ger away with this stuff 20 plus years ago. but what yall think? will we ever get old nfl back or this new too many rules era here to stay?
- PrinceLv 58 months ago
The NFL needs to do 2 things: 1 go back to its roots exactly as you suggest, and 2 prevent "Concussion" (Chronic Traumatic Encephalophaly) by making a helmet that not only compensates for the human inability to sustain impacts, but additionally has an artificial neck running down behind your helmet to a brace mounted flexibly between your shoulder pads, to absorb the shocks. Like a horizontal impact bar between your shoulder blades and the game would be reborn. Players would basically be bullet proof and the game would be better than ever.
- 8 months ago
Don't see what the problem is.
- Lonesome RhodesLv 68 months ago
The league's "roots" were real men playing the game like men.
Now you have a bunch of mindless ghetto thugs primping, posing, and acting like fools because that's what Goodell and Company think people want. The league to degenerate into a thug-fest that human beings will have no interest in playing in, or watching, and the NFL will eventually become an afterthought in American sports.
The NFL will become a haven for animals who lack the skills and criminal record to play in the NBA.
- conley39Lv 79 months ago
No, the game will not go back to those days with the empathsis on player safety now.
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- M. DiegoLv 79 months ago
Well, roughing the passer has been illegal since the late 30s and should remain in the rulebook, otherwise teams will try to injure quarterbacks on purpose with late hits.
Since the 1970s rules allow defenders to jam wide receivers within 5 yards (not just one).
- Anonymous9 months ago
"New Era dinks and dunks" were brought in by Bill Walsh's West Coast offense, a long time ago. I don't recall anybody complaining about that when Joe Montana did it...and Jerry Rice used stickum. Brady does it better than anyone, so why stop now?
As they say in baseball, "Keep throwing the curve, until they prove they can hit it."
A lot of those rule changes were demanded by the Colts, because they couldn't beat New England. Then the Colts chickened out, and begged to be put in the Central Division.
Finally, I should point out that the Patriots did play old-school football back in the 70s. At least two of their players, Jim Plunkett and Tim Fox, eat pain meds for breakfast. Fox will soon be dead from CTE.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Defenders can still make contact with receivers within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. As for hitting quarterbacks anywhere, it is not likely to return because they make too much money and are too important to the game. Carson Palmer was severely injured by Pittsburgh in a playoff game and it shortened a potentially brilliant career considerably. Why is that good for football?
- Aster RhoidsLv 79 months ago
Players are becoming more physical, meaning the competition is tougher. You can watch old school football, if you like.