Decide What a Catch Is
Do you need to make a football move? Does a hand not count as a player being down but a part of his butt does?
The list goes on and on of the confusing ways a player can (or cannot) catch a football in the NFL. There has to be a better way of explaining it, probably using common sense would be a good start, but football games have been won and lost because of counter-intuitive / BS rules that seemingly make zero sense.
Get Players to Go Back to Practicing Actual Fundamentals
This is another player safety commentary; everyone complains about late hits and unnecessary roughness, but getting players to return to tackling properly would most likely curb many of the chronic injuries plaguing players later in their career.
Tackle with your head in front, don’t use your helmet as a weapon, and tackle through, not to the guy (no arm tackling), and we’d see a more wholesome sport … opposed to absolute chaos.
Finally Decide What a Fumble Is
The ground can’t cause a fumble but a player can? An elbow counts as a part of your body but a hand doesn’t?
It would behoove the NFL to just require a football player to possess the ball through the whistle -- at the very least, create some uniformity that doesn’t require them to go to the puppet show (review booth) every 5 plays because the very idea of possessing a football is still a gray area.
Tell Players to Cool It With the Excessive Celebrations
Football is the epitome of a team game; every penalty affects all 52 guys on an NFL roster. As the NFL has grown in popularity, it’s encouraged players to single themselves out with celebration moves and post-game interview gimmicks. This might make for good TV from Monday through Saturday, but come game day, it turns the sport of football into a total circus.