We’ve got more news coming from the NCAA and this time they’re looking at slowing the game down. Yep. They try to fix one bad rule but then they look to create a new one. Apparently Lord Saban’s disgust for the up tempo offenses has been heard and noted.
A new proposal is in now to keep offenses from snapping the ball until 10 seconds have run off the 40 second clock. If a team snaps the ball early, a 5 yard penalty is enforced.
This is all supposedly being done for the sake of player safety. The idea is that more plays equals more injuries. Now I don’t know about y’all but that’s pretty absurd to me. How many plays per game does a player get injured on? So what’s adding 10-15 more plays? I’m curious to see the injury rate for up tempo teams versus traditional teams. I’m pretty sure this isn’t so much for injury as it is for traditionalist wanting to “protect the game”.
Like my good friend Scott Newman tweeted last night “Auburn had a WR injured in a game where it was raining so for player safety I propose that NO game be played unless conditions are perfect.”
The game is changing and frankly I’m a fan. It’s exciting. I love a good defensive game as much as the next fan, but I also love seeing teams move quicker. I can’t stand a slow game. A fast pace game can make a bad game seem just a little better.
Hey! It’s footbaw! People get hurt! Be tough!