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Is this what we want the NFL to be?

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The Panthers have the talent on the offense to put up a 40+ spot on anyone, but is this really what we want to see every week? They have cut the nad's off the defense and makes it almost impossible to compete with a good offense.

So what is the answer? When we play the Saints and they put up 50 and we put up 45 is that what you want to see (or visa versa). Wouldn't  some defense be nice to equal out the advantage? Arena football puts up these kind of numbers.

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Yes, this is what the NFL wants. It's painfully obvious. 

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Is it what I want? No, if a QB wants to throw a buddy pass to a receiver over the middle, some SS should Ronny Lott the hell out of him and be in top 10. But the NFL wants points because that is what is exciting to the average person that doesn't care about football. 

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Short answer, I think it depends on the officials. Tonight was a great example of a game that may have been over officiated, but done equally.  When officials start favoring offensive plays, the defense can’t do much.  If they can call both sides of the ball fairly, that allows the defense to really play.  To me that’s the difference.  I think the defenses in the league haven’t gotten worse, they are just playing 2v1 vs the offense and the officials.  Maybe I have bad flashbacks to the Steelers game.  We would have lost that game no matter what, but it shouldn’t have been what it was.

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I agree with your sentiment if this continues, it will become like basketball as Mike Florio from PFT  says, "there is no reason to watch a NBA game until the last 5 minutes of the game and unless its close, you can skip watching it"

Alas thats what is becoming of NFL.

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Kinda knew it was coming with the new defensive rules. Felt like I was watching college football. Must be what the NFL wants. 

Soon teams will load up and poor all the money on the offense side, knowing the defense doesn't matter.

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NFL wanted this estrogen filled offense-friendly atmosphere look

at the NBA it's not like it was in the 80s-90's either.

It is what it is

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"...I could have called better plays down the stretch..." 

Andy Reid in post game interview. 

That's a coach, taking responsibility

 

Wrong thread, disregard. 

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This is the type of football the NFL wants and they've been altering the rules for a decade or more to get there. This is the type of football that the casual fan wants to see. No, it isn't the type of football I want to see. Sure, the occasional shootout is fun, but I played defense. I love defense. If defense becomes irrelevant outside of the occasional splash play I'm not sure I'll remain an NFL fan long-term.

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The times are changing, my friend. In today’s world, attention spans are growing shorter and shorter. Unfortunately, this has led to people needing to be excited far more regularly in order to keep their attention. Defense does not do that for the majority of casual NFL fans. The NFL knows it has the die-hards. They will watch games and spend their money, regardles of what happens to the game. That has been proven over and over again. The NFL is now attempting to pull in the casual fans. The only way to do that is to make the game more exciting for that target audience. The easiest way to do that: have teams scoring 40 points regularly. 

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1 minute ago, Popsickle said:

"...I could have called better plays down the stretch..." 

Andy Reid in post game interview. 

That's a coach, taking responsibility

I'd fall the fug over if Rivera ever said anything like this.

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