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NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

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51 minutes ago, Klomp said:

Makes sense.

I like that we'll have new blood in the Super Bowl stadium game. I feel like it's always the same 5-10 cities on rotation. A few have slipped into the rotation for one game because of a new stadium, but otherwise I feel like it's always the same hosts.

Since I started following the NFL (latest Cowboys-Steelers game), three cities have hosted the game three times and another three have hosted it twice. That's six cities hosting 16 of 23 games.

3 of the first 5 Super Bowls were played in Miami.  And the first 7 (and 9 of 10) were all played in Miami, LA or New Orleans.  It wasn't until SB XVI (First 49ers-Bengals clash) that they played north of the Mason-Dixon line.  

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I personally don't have any problem with these rule changes. Safety addressed, without significantly altering the play imo.

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2 hours ago, SemperFeist said:

No issue with the kickoff rules, but this new helmet rule is going to be a disaster. 

I think the helmet rule is fine.  Actually, it takes the NFL back to the way football used to be played when the helmets were leather.  Tackling and blocking was much better then, in my opinion!  The Duluth Eskimos' was my team in the 1920's!!!

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The rule is ridiculous because it’s purey subjective. 

Officials have proven that they can’t get other rules with subjectivity, eg pass interference, correct. Not to mention how badly they’ve managed to screw up something as simple as a catch. Heck, they can’t even make helmet to helmet calls consistently.

Now the NFL has introduced an even more  subjective rule than any others in the rule book, they expect officials to be able to make proper calls on the field in real time, and they’re asking officials to make judgments on a player’s intent. Not to mention, the lack of consistency that is most likely going to occur with this rule. 

And it goes beyond tackling. This rule can be called on a running back going up the middle, or a QB on a sneak, it can even be called on linemen coming out of their 3 point stance. 

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And it also means that Adrian Peterson better move on to the next phase of his life, because this rule would not suit him all that well.  

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