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.