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Old 09-21-2015, 08:59 PM   #1
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reviewing plays, time outs... How do these guys stay focused on the game? They spend so much time standing around I can hardly stand to watch an NFL game anymore.

Despite the vastly superior talent now compared to 20 years ago the level of play has declined. Bad tackling and generally poor fundamentals in almost all areas of play are getting worse. Not to mention that any good defensive play will probably get flagged.

They aren't even allowed to wear pads in practice anymore.

I'm finding myself enjoying college football more than NFL for the first time in my life.
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Beat me to it Boutte.

NFL (Numerous Flags League) games are becoming unwatchable.
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Wish I could get Australian Rules Football. Good game once you figure it out.
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The Payton Manning commercials are killing me.
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There does seem to be a lot of disinterested milling about on NFL sidelines.
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reviewing plays, time outs... How do these guys stay focused on the game? They spend so much time standing around I can hardly stand to watch an NFL game anymore.

Despite the vastly superior talent now compared to 20 years ago the level of play has declined. Bad tackling and generally poor fundamentals in almost all areas of play are getting worse. Not to mention that any good defensive play will probably get flagged.

They aren't even allowed to wear pads in practice anymore.

I'm finding myself enjoying college football more than NFL for the first time in my life.
Bad tackling and poor fundamentals...just like you said. They are more focused workout warriors, but they aren't better 'football players'. Bigger and faster for sure, but not better football players.
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I blame Roger Goodell.
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I blame Roger Goodell.
Me too. For everything. I wish he and my ex-wife could get together...
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Me too. For everything. I wish he and my ex-wife could get together...
I'm working on it. Can't promise anything.
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The NFL has had a long-standing preoccupation with penalties, stoppages and TV timeouts. The killer is the double-up of commercial breaks after a score, and after the successive kickoff. It's almost like you have to be doing something else - surfing the net, being completely drunk, whatever - to make it through an NFL game. But it's all for a good cause, poor Goodell needs to payoff all of his lawyer buddies for Deflategate.
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