It’s either a frightening statistic or not that surprising at all considering the professional stakes.
The NFL will survive. If it doesn’t it will be because the league priced itself out of existence, not because of reformed rules.
“30 years from now, I don’t think (the NFL) will be in existence,” Pollard said. “I could be wrong. It’s just my opinion, but I think with the direction things are going, there’s going to come a point where fans are going to get fed up with it.”
In an age of high-powered offenses in the NFL and increasingly safety-conscious officials, a pair of hard-hitting, oft-penalized defenses are meeting for the championship.