Top 10 Ways to Improve the NFL

The National Football League is a popular sports league for football fans. However, the league is very flawed, and that's especially been the case under Roger Goodell as commissioner.
The Top Ten
1 Show less advertising

You get the same or even more ads than actual game time!

Yes, this is why more people are watching the highlights instead of the game.

2 Scrap Thursday Night Football

Part of the problem of oversaturation is Thursday night football. Combine NFL, college, and high school football, and that's five straight days of games. Also, the Thursday games are usually horrible due to a lack of rest time for the players.

3 Cut game times down

Honestly, the games are too long. There's too much dead time and too many commercials. Why watch a full game when you could just watch some highlights on something like NFL Redzone? It's the quick and easy solution.

4 Improve consistency in punishments

Greg Hardy got four games for beating his wife, while Josh Brown got only one game for confessing to domestic violence. There's the Ray Rice incident. There's Deflategate. Even now with Tyreek Hill, he got nothing for allegations of beating his kid, while Ezekiel Elliott got six games for domestic abuse allegations.

The NFL has no real consistency. They need to establish a standard system where if you commit a certain action, you have to be suspended for a certain number of games. They should ensure that every player is held accountable to it.

5 Improve the game quality

Most games nowadays seem to be either blowouts or slugfests when one team tries to hand the other victory. We need more games like that Rams vs. Chiefs game. That was a high-quality game of football.

6 Improve the officiating

Okay, I'll admit, 2018 was better than the "replacement refs" of 2012, but even still, there are too many costly penalties or non-calls. The officials need to make it clear what is and what is not a legal hit.

The officials do everything in their power to make sure the Patriots win the Super Bowl every year. Remove the Patriots' bias and hire new refs.

7 Embrace already established fanbases

Cleveland in the mid-90s, St. Louis, San Diego, soon Oakland. All of the teams in these cities had loyal fan support through and through. By moving to other cities, the NFL has lost these fanbases.

Stop bullying San Diego. At least give them a new team. They didn't deserve that betrayal. Do the same for Oakland.

8 Stop playing in London

If you're going to go international, why not Canada or Mexico? London is too far away, so there's the time difference and not as loyal of a following. If they want to give London a game, why not the Pro Bowl?

Sorry, but if there is one thing the NFL wants to do, it is to expand. Their dream is to have NFL teams in several countries.

9 Improve player safety

The NFL needs to find another way to improve player safety. CTE is a real issue, and Roger Goodell has only hurt the game by trying to find a solution. Ridiculous fines and penalties aren't the answer.

10 Get rid of ties

Nobody likes ties. If two teams are in a deadlock, let them play until one team beats the other. Maybe after the first drive, have them be forced to go for it on 4th down. Also, let both teams get the ball. Mahomes could have won the AFC Championship if he just got a chance.

Yes, please do. I hate seeing something like 4-2-1. It ruins the standings.

The Contenders
11 Stop player holdouts

Remember the Le'Veon Bell situation in 2018? Now we have other players doing it as well: Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott. Who knows who's next? Just play, and if you have issues with your contract, wait until the end of the season to negotiate. All these holdouts accomplish is angering people who own these players in fantasy football.

12 Ban commercials after kickoffs
13 Add Puerto Rico to the main cart
14 Avoid controversial finishes
15 Make an NFL Stream
16 Improve kickoffs
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