5 ways Roger Goodell can improve the NFL

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Feb 3, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the winning team press conference the day after Super Bowl XLVIII at Sheraton New York Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

You know the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Well, the NFL will never adhere to that adage whatsoever. In a league that is without fail every year the country’s most popular and highest grossing sport, the NFL will always continue to evolve and look for ways to improve. Last week Roger Goodell gave his “State of the League” address to the press about the current state of the NFL and the ideas that might be implemented soon to improve it. Forget what the Commish has to say, here are 5 ways to improve the NFL right now.

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  • Mike

    One thing that needs should change is allowing an instant replay on a penalty, I don’t mean allowing an instant replay to allow a penalty to be called but to challenge the fact of a penalty. Way too many times the “hit to the head” flag when flying while upon further review it didn’t actually occur it simply looked vicious enough to flag when seen in real time, this also goes for other penalties where there is a very black/white view of it like intentional grounding.

    Also another thing that would help save the pussification of the NFL, is the hits to a head. Way too many times a defensive player was going for what would have been a clean hit, shoulder right into the chest/gut area however the receiver goes low, ends up getting hit in the helmet and it’s a flag. Players going out of the way to launch themselves or attack the helmet area I can understand, however a player diving for the ball should not all of a sudden change the geometry of what can be hit. Also saw quite a few “illegal hits to the head” against QBs that happened to be some of the smaller ones in the league, I’m not sure why a hand hitting the helmet should be classified as illegal.