Does it make any sense to you that the average salary for NBA and MLB players is ~2 to 3 times more than an average NFL player? Add to that the NFL generates considerably more revenue than either of these two sports (almost combined by below sources), and it makes it even more shocking.
The NFL franchise tag was set into place by the league to allow for teams to hold on to one of their top talents. Usually a top-flight player gets saddled with a franchise tag if the team needs some more time to negotiate a long term contract with the player, or to buy some time so that the team's salary cap issues get better settled from prior year commitments still on the books.
So there's been an NFL scouting combine for decades now. But that's just been for the young players; the newbs without any professional experience. There's never been one for the vets that have actual NFL experience, but have been out of the game for a year, two or more. But now, as of the 2015 off season, there will be.
When the game is close and every second counts, that's when smart NFL teams pull their best tricks. Those time wasting plays that eat the clock and destroy the other team's chances at a comeback can be all the difference between a .500 team and a playoff contender.
I think the stupidest rule change in the NFL was moving the extra point back. It adds no value to the game. People get excited about blocking, scrambling, running & passing and the work required to get a score.It's like all this skill and excitement to score 6 points and then just some mundane zero excitement single point try.Just watch.
If you haven't heard, pop singer Katy Perry and pop/country singer Taylor Swift don't like each other. At all. And if you haven't heard that, congratulations. This piece of information is pure nonsense, pop-gossip drama, and I applaud you from keeping your eardrums clean of this bit of info. It's a feud best left out of the national spotlight entirely.
There's no doubt about it--this was a terrible year for my beloved Bears. They have, by all accounts, forgotten how to play good football and have left their millions of fans feeling helpless about the future of the franchise.
There used to be a time when if you caught the ball on the green, it was a complete pass. If you tackled a man with you head ever so slightly down, it was clean, and if you stuck your hand out in a certain way it wasn't interference. But rules and regulations have taken over in the most frustrating way.
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