The Following statements are purely opinion and are not meant to insult or offend anybody. They are in no way meant to imply a superior intellect by the author and were written in the spirit of friendly discussion.
Many coaches are still challenging plays they know are unchallengable.
Most frequently, challenging penalties and/or no-calls. I am under the impression that that is a penalty in itself. The transition phase is over. If drunk fans in a bar know it is un-challengeable, then so do professional Head Coaches. Lets end this facade and penalize Head Coaches for wasting everybodies time.
Refs speaking over the microphone as to which player(s) will be eligible receivers.
Am I the only one who finds this painstakingly useless? Football gets by for decades without this, and now all of a sudden every play the refs come up and annouce that "#68 will be eligible #68 will be eligible". I don't know what changed that refs now must announce this but it is really redundant and flat-out annoying when you are attending a game.
The Time count violation is being abused!
It's being used to get better field position on FGs . . . It's being used to get closer to the (your own) endzone for a "safer" safety . . . and most embarassingly it is being used to, seemingly, get a FOURTH down. Teams will take a time count on the 3rd down and then jaunt around with their FOURTH down and kill the clock to end the game. I propose a loss of downs on 3rd down Time count violations. It will make for a better game of football.
The preceding statements are purely opinion and are not meant to insult or offend anybody. They are in no way meant to imply a superior intellect by the author and were written in the spirit of friendly discussion.