Man, this is a boring time for football, isn't it? For example, the big headline for the Vikings today is they cut WR Kris Adams to make room for a guard. That's pretty bad when that's the big story, isn't it? Well, that's football in May for you. This site has gotten pretty quiet lately so I thought I would try to get the party going again. This article is about decisions I would make if I were "dictator of the NFL". Basically I would be able to make decisions and that would be that.
1. Increase the roster size from 53 to 60. Are they worried about player safety? This is a good way to do something about that. This would keep players fresher and this would relieve teams of the stress of having to send a player back out there who might be partially injured all because they are thin at that position. This would allow for teams to carry an extra WR, offensive lineman, running back, kicker(Not a punter- because if the kicker gets hurt, his team is screwed), and whatever else a team deems necessary.
2. Give each team an extra timeout each half- This would just simply give teams more flexibility in terms of decisions at the end of each half.
3. Create rules that prevent owners from "butting in"- As Packer fans, we are in a great position. Our "Dictator", Ted Thompson, is allowed to run the show as he see's fit. There are too many owners across the league who interfere with the football operations of their teams and it end's up being detrimental to the team. Let the football people do their job, and you guys stay out of it. Let the coaches, scouting department, and front office decide when the young QB will start. Let them decide how to handle the headcase defensive end. Let them do their job.
4. Impose harsh penalties on those who skip camp and hold out- There a some players, such as "he who will never be mentioned again" on this site, who think they are too good to go to camp. Note: If a team decides to give a player the franchise tag, these same rules apply. If a player is under contract and not at the first day of training camp, they don't get to play football that season. We will make exceptions for injuries and family issues, but not using those as an excuse to get out of being penalized for holding out. If a player is under contract and is a holdout for more than five regular season games, they have given up their right to play in the NFL, permanently. Quit your whining and get your butts on the field.