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Old 01-07-2014   #1
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Confirming what we already knew, but good infographic (click for larger)


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There have been 119 4,000 yard passing seasons in AFL/NFL history. Over half of them have come since 2006...
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The league changed and offenses changed with it. The league decided that marketing QB's was the most profitable way to go so all the rule changes benefit and protect the QB. If you don't have one, then get one because that's how you win in the league now.
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Default Re: It's a passing league...

The league has been evolving into a so-called "passing league" for the past century.

Modern rule changes in favor of the passing game is part of that on-going evolution. Love it, hate it, whatever, but the historical trend is clear, and ratings have never been better for the league. They are doing something right.

I'm a fan of great defenses, but I understand that most football fans want to see exciting games with lots of offense. Same thing for baseball and homeruns and basketball and the dunk. The leagues exist to entertain at the end of the day, so no surprise that owners want to cater to what fans want in order to maximize profits.
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Default Re: It's a passing league...

Me personally I just enjoy watching a good game. How that game unfolds (defensive or offensive) is totally irrelevant to me. I understand what the league is doing with the rule changes (trying to bring even more casual fans in) but i can say without a doubt that the defense is getting a raw deal in all of this.

The randomness in which officials choose to enforce PI and holding has always been there.....but then came the horsecollar...then the hitting the qb below the knees rule. It's gotten to the point where the offense gets the benefit of the doubt on pretty much everything. Pretty soon, qb's will be wearing red jerseys like they do in practice to ensure they don't get hit. It's getting ridiculous imo.

Now, the concussion paranoia has pretty much ruled out hitting a guy anywhere above the waist for fear of getting fined. In fairness, at least this rule targets both offense & defense with the concussion protocol and is a legit quality of life concern after football.

But if i wanted to watch arena league football, i'd watch that. It seems this is the way they want it to go though...I fear my interest in the game will wane like it did with the NBA when you started seeing 6-7 260 lb forwards flopping all over the place.



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Default Re: It's a passing league...

Add on defenseless receiver rule to the craziness. Receiver goes up and catches the ball and gets hit, it is fine. However same exact scenario and the defender knocks the ball out.. Penalty so it seems.
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