Trent Dilfer has a strong opinion on today’s NFL game
Today’s NFL has many outstanding quarterbacks, including some who are just getting started, as well as high-powered offenses more exciting than a generation ago.
However, some people are unimpressed as all they can see is a league that has softened due to the rule changes.
One such person who doesn’t seem to like the modern game is former quarterback Trent Dilfer, who made those sentiments known to a wide audience.
— Melo Trimble (@MeloTrimbleStan) February 6, 2023
Over the last decade or so, the NFL has made changes to many rules, such as pass interference penalties and quarterback protection rules, and this has resulted in a faster and more enjoyable for the crowd.
The downside is that the game is a little less physical than before.
As a result, more quarterbacks rack up 4,000 yards in a season than decades ago.
Something similar happened in the NBA, where the score is higher than it has been for about 50 years, partly thanks to rule changes on defense, and it has caused many fans to complain about the perceived lack of defense these days.
Often people can’t have it both ways, as professional football can be tougher and more physical, but that should come at the expense of a crowd-pleasing game.
Then there’s the issue of safety, which has been a big talking point in recent years due to studies that have revealed the extent of CTE and other types of brain trauma in former NFL players. .
Some of the rule changes commissioner Roger Goodell signed into law attempted to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury, but of course players from eras past will lament that it made the game, as well as players today, too soft.