As an ardent NFL fan who wants to see the quality of the league rules Youth Josh Rosen Jersey , player safety/longevity and the games improve, here are some suggested rule changes:1. Teams should be able to dress all 53..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Podcasts The Revenge of the Birds podcastAn NFL Fan’s Rule Change ProposalsNew,43comments An NFL Fan’s Rule Change ProposalsKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsAs an ardent NFL fan who wants to see the quality of the league rules, player safety/longevity and the games improve, here are some suggested rule changes:1. Teams should be able to dress all 53 players on game days. The NFL is trying to stress player safety, thus there is no reason why players on the roster should be inactive on game days, unless they are injured. This gives every team maximum depth, especially on special teams.2. Eliminate compensatory draft picks. They benefit the top teams more than they do the bottom teams. If the NFL truly wants to create parity, then this rule needs to be changed. It also is a major setback for veteran free agents, as teams are loath to sign veteran players when it could cost them compensatory picks. The NFL should do everything it can to help veteran players sustain their careers, rather than to hinder them.3. If the league wants to continue compensatory picks, then move all 32 comp picks to an 8th round and leave the other rounds as they are. There is something very wrong when the Super Bowl champion Patriots are awarded two 3rd round picks (#97, #101) for electing to let their own free agents go. The NFC Champion Rams also were awarded a 3rd round comp pick (#99). Is it just pure coincidence that 9 of the 10 teams receiving 3rd or 4th round compensatory picks this year have all been playoff teams the past couple of years? This fact in itself would suggest that the rule favors the stronger teams. Creating an 8th round would at least prevent the comp picks from leapfrogging over the every team’s picks through 7 rounds. Plus, now that teams can trade comp picks---it benefits the stronger teams even more because they can be used as collateral and it gives those teams the added luxury of being flexible in moving up or down in the draft. 4. Have representatives (former players or coaches) from each team announce the draft picks. Take Roger Goodell and all of the booing out of it. The booing takes the focus away from where it should be---on the draftees and their shining moments. Eliminate extemporaneous speeches and trash talking from the podium---again, the focus should be on the draftees. Eliminate the salutes to the military---this is not the appropriate venue for lauding the military---again, the NFL draft should be about the players being drafted and the excitement of the teams that are drafting them.5. Change the pass interference rule---and make it simple. DBs can press for the first yards, after that Stitched Patrick Peterson Jersey , whichever player first initiates deliberate hand and/or arm contact, the DB or the WR, is the one who should get flagged for interference. All this hand grabbing and arm looping needs to stop---not only because players are gaining an advantage, it is very difficult to see which player, the DB or the WR, is the one gaining the advantage, as smart WRs now hook their arm in on the DBs to make it look like the WR is being held, just as DBs try to hook and pin one of the WR’s arms so that the WR can’t use both hands to catch. By issuing a non-contact rule, it will make it easy to see which player puts a hand on another in order to gain an advantage. 6. If the team that gets the ball first in OT (overtime) scores a TD---then the other team should get the opportunity to do the same. But then, for time purposes, the 2nd team, if they score a matching TD, must go for a 2 point conversion. 7. Do NOT change the on-side kick rule. Converting a 4th and 15 is easier than converting an on-side kick.8. Have replay officials on site to quickly notify the referee of replay decisions. Usually within one minute, all the fans watching TV and the Jumbotron know what the call should be---there is no reason for everyone to have to wait several minutes more to get the obvious call.9. If the NFL changes the pass interference rule--- and make it the 1st one to make deliberate contact gets the flag---then replay is easy. The Saints would have been able to challenge that missed PI call and clearly the DB made contact well before the ball arrived. Keep the system of 3 replay challenges per team and the 2:00 replay rules intact. That way replays won’t get out of hand.10. Have all east coast away games for the AFC West and NFC West teams start at 4 PM or 4:25 PM EDT. Again, this is as much for player safety as it is for making the the time zone changes fair, as west coast players are sleep deprived because of travel and a 3 hour time difference when having to play a game that would be at 10 AM their time. That also prepares East coast teams for playing 1 PM PDT games on the road (4 PM their time).11. Stop the Directv monopoly on NFL Sunday Ticket. Give fans a more affordable way to watch all of the games---and greater access to the games.I would love it if the NFL would go back to the old NFL Draft format of Saturday (Rounds 1-3), Sunday (Rounds 4-7). Stretching the draft out over three days---has made watching the draft less enjoyable and more time restrictive. But Youth Patrick Peterson Jersey , if the majority of others like it, then I’m fine with it. And I don’t know how feasible it is to move free agency to the weeks after the draft---but it feels to me like it would be better for teams to allow teams to make trades in March, then have the draft in April (move it up to the 3rd weekend in April) and then have free agency follow the draft. I think it would allow teams to commit more to drafting the best player available (BPA), if teams knew they could use free agency to fill the holes left after the draft.Take last year for the Cardinals, for example. If they knew before free agency that they drafted QB Josh Rosen, would they have then turned to both Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon? The thing is---teams can go into the draft thinking they are going be able to draft the top players on their board---but, in reality, the draft is full of so many surprises and uncertainties that teams rarely come out a draft feeling like it filled all of their holes and needs. What do you think? What rules changes would you propose? Today marks a brand new era for the Arizona Cardinals and the iconic former Texas Tech coach, Kliff Kingsbury. For the first time since being appointed the Cardinals’ head coach, Kingsbury will..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Podcasts The Revenge of the Birds podcastThe Run to Join the FunNew,13comments The Run to Join the FunMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsToday marks a brand new era for the Arizona Cardinals and the iconic former Texas Tech coach, Kliff Kingsbury. For the first time since being appointed the Cardinals’ head coach, Kingsbury will meet with and address the players. It will be fascinating to see what kind of a message and tone Coach Kingsbury and his staff set for the players. To be perfectly candid, the biggest challenge for Kingsbury and the new coaching staff is to expunge the Cardinals’ long standing stigma of being an under-prepared, under-conditioned, oft-injured and consistently under-performing football team. Furthermore, there is the yet to be dispelled reputation that players come to Arizona “to retire” and that the players in Arizona have perpetuated a “country club atmosphere” where it’s anyone’s guess each week as to whether the team will make a concerted effort to try to win. All save one special hero Tre Boston Jersey 2019 , WR Larry Fitzgerald, who shows up every year in tip-top shape and ready to go full bore every snap, every meeting and every drill. One of the greatest enigmas about the Arizona Cardinals is why more players don’t try to follow Fitzgerald’s impeccable example the way former 49ers used to when Jerry Rice relayed his exemplary work ethic and passion for the game on a daily basis. Fitzgerald is and always has been a leader by example---but this year he could be Kingsbury’s and the coaching staff’s most important asset if he can finally get the message across that he expects his teammates (as he does for himself) to achieve at the highest standards and that nothing of those standards is acceptable. Kliff Kingsbury is charismatic . He is someone who relishes in the relationship aspects of coaching. Thus, it will be of utmost importance for the players to embrace a more personal and passionate approach to coaching , rather than to take advantage of it or take it for granted. What the players are quickly going to learn about Kingsbury is that yes he’s like the cool young teacher that all the students hope to have, but his entire pedagogy is predicated on meticulous and disciplined preparation. The twist is that Kingsbury loves making the learning process and the week to week preparations fun and something to look forward to. He thrives on whipping up his players into a frenzy---which is why he appreciates coaches like Pete Carroll and Sean McVay who bring such positive energy to the sidelines. The potential genius about the Cardinals’ hiring of Kliff Kingsbury is that for the players to play his aggressive up-tempo style of football, they are going to have to bring the energy and by necessity, they are going to have to work themselves into top shape.Kingsbury is now the third head coach during the Cardinals strength and conditioning coach, Buddy Morris’, tenure. Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim elected to stick with Morris despite underwhelming results and an avalanche of injuries the past few years. Now, some injuries are unavoidable, but some are the result of sub par training. Morris has to be a key cog in turning the tables around. Morris also has to get on board with a coaching philosophy that requires the players to play lighter and faster without significantly sacrificing playing strength---everything Kingsbury does is built on speed, punch and quickness. What the players will also quickly learn about Kingsbury is that he believes in developing stables of good players at every position---his aim is always to have every player well-trained so that if one player falters or lags behind, another can step in and prosper. Some will say, yeah but why then couldn’t he win at Texas Tech. The problem was recruiting in Texas, being one of the more remote and lesser coveted schools for the top Big 5 conference prospects. Kingsbury took the best athletes he could get to help make his offense a juggernaut---which it was every year to the tune of 39.5 points per game. But there weren’t enough good athletes left to play on defense, although Kingsbury was able to groom some good individual defensive players like LB Dakota Allen Black Tre Boston Jersey , SS Jah’Shawn Johnson and FS Justus Parker. Unlike last season for the Cardinals when the game planning and system schemes were ultra-conservative and even vanilla at times, this year’s schemes are going to be far more imaginative and aggressive. It’s a brand of football that is meant to be fun to play and very exciting for the fans to watch. So today begins the run to join the fun. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to learn of how many of the Cardinals’ returning players will be arriving in poor shape, having done little to nothing over the past four months. Those players had better come out of today’s meetings feeling inspired to run. Not only are they cheating the fans, the owners, the coaches and their own teammates, this year if they don’t rise to the occasion, they will be cheating themselves from being able to experience the kind of fun and excitement that aspiring, up-and-coming teams create.The fact that Texas Tech is playing versus Virginia in the NCAA Championship basketball game tonight is an auspicious way to herald in the Cardinals’ new year under Coach Kingsbury. Kingsbury raves about his good friend Chris Beard (Texas Tech Men’s Head Basketball Coach) and the expertise, energy and passion he brings to the job. Beard wears a tattoo on his back that reads: 4:1. It’s a ratio of mental to physical toughness that Beard coaches and lives his life by. Like Kingsbury, Beard believes that effective, honest and supportive communication between the coaches and the players are the building blocks for success. This is why players love playing for Kingsbury and Beard. They put their players first. And they give their players the freedom, the diligent preparation and the encouragement to play a special brand of ball.