26 Nov 2013
Our own Robert Weintraub has an article over at Sports on Earth looking into how the NFL might change by 2020. Some of it is tongue-in-cheek, but some of it is serious. I definitely would not be surprised to see some sort of "Accu-Spotter" system, or an attempt to put limits on the work schedules of coaches. I doubt there will be an upstart seven-on-seven league, but I do think that rules to limit hitting won't destroy football's popularity because at this point fans are more interested in speed than violence. (They may be more interested in spectacle than either.)
One thing Robert missed: The addition of analytics guys to network pregame shows. OK, maybe not, but a man can dream, can't he?
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Lost in the discussion of blocked punts and missed kicks following Sunday night's tie was that the defenders for both Seattle and Arizona were playing out of their minds.