This is just too much.. A game with some decent plays has been interrupted repeatedly by sloppy turnovers, missed catches and more penalties than I care to count... It is embarrassing and shameful that game after game is being played at high school levels of competence. My apologies to high school football.
The season is 3/4 over and we are still in the preseason in play quality.. This can not go on next season, or we will see a even larger loss in TV viewers.
The solution is easy.. The league has the players by the balls, so they can get alot for a little bit more money.. Here is my idea.
Increase the salary cap by 500 k per team but then hold 10% of every player's salary in escrow. Increase practice time to 6 hours a day. The ten percent in escrow would be put into a huge pot and players who commit penalties would lose theirs and players who do not commit penalties could in turn receive all of their escrow money back plus extra bonus money for not committing penalties... It could all be adjudicated by a third party, so a DB would not lose money for a game saving pass interference call, or a lineman would not lose money for a QB career saving trip. It would focus alot kore on ridiculous penalties that take away from the game.
While we are at the coaches could have an escrow that would deduct coaches for unsuccessful challenges, and award coaches for successful challenges.
The final part of the CBA revision would be to encourage retention of players. A system could be set up where teams were allowed to go a couple hundred thousand over the cap if they retained more of their roster, but would have to stay a couple of hundred thousand under the cap if they bring in a bunch of rookies.
What the league needs to do is retain good players, who practice together, who do not take stupid penalties constantly... What we have now, is a bunch of rookies, who many do not even know the Canadian rules, who drop passes, miss assignments, blow coverages, miss receivers and above all TAKE PENALTIES!!