But, what should the NFL really be looking at?
Limiting concussions? A rookie salary cap? Looking at the effects of biased referees (a HUGE issue this season)? Expansion?
I'm going to say that the NFL should look into a rookie salary cap. It's silly to pay a kid coming out of college $60 million...and they may or may not be any good.
Look at the NHL as a model. Rookies have a max of a 3 year/$900k contract.
This allows teams to responsibly evaluate potential without breaking the bank on a failure.
And then, to compensate the players for this lack of an eight-figure paycheck, after the short deal they become unrestricted free agents--remove the restricted free agent status.
This will have the benefit of allowing talent to be evaluated on-the-job, allowing smaller school players to have more of a shot (if you're only investing $900k, you can gamble more often), and will free up salary cap space to allow for more players to be paid more--a net increase in average salary.
Hmmmm, I'm rambling.
Obama is 0-8.
As far as the game goes I didn't think it was boring at all really. You got to see a successful onside kick and Peyton Manning being ****ed off on the sidelines for the entire third quarter, what more could you ask for?