I'll hold off on the beverage, but the calendar has not escaped my attention.
Free agency (also known as the time of the year my F5 key loathes) is just over a week away. And like last year, teams will be allowed to start contacting players a few days early so that fans can hope for that "splash" signing.
I still kinda miss when it was at midnight though.
NFL coaches have said for years that if you eliminate the ability yo cut the backside D linemen that it would be virtually impossible to run the football. I say they'll figure it out. Cuts should be banned, period.
From what I've read, plain old cut blocking wouldn't be affected by this proposal.
It's only chop blocking (i.e. the old "high-low" trick) that they're talking about right now.
Florio pointed out that it's actually already illegal at every level of football up to the pros