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Larry Brown
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Larry Brown

Works as an update anchor and show host at Sporting News Radio and also writes and runs the sports site

Bring back the 'D'


If there is one thing that I would like to see the league change, it would be easing up on the pass interference calls. The NFL has skewed completely towards passing teams evidenced by the proliferation of 4,000-yard quarterbacks. I'd like to see defensive players have the ability to place their hands on receivers more than they can now. If you're going to protect the quarterback as much as the NFL does, at least give defensive backs a shot to be competitive. I realize that I'm in the minority here because everyone loves high-flying offenses and yards for their fantasy leagues, but I'd like to see more balance again.

As far as the overtime proposal goes, I'd like to see a more fair policy than what's currently in place. I want each team to have an offensive possession as is proposed, but I would not end the game if the first team scores a touchdown. I would let each team have the ball once and then play to a sudden death if it's still tied after the first possession. They should adapt this new overtime in all games, not just the playoffs.

By Larry Brown  |  March 2, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  | Category:  Competition Committee , NFL , NFL Rules , Overtime , Roger Goodell Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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