By Cody Alderton
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NFL owners will vote on a proposal to make all ejections subject to review. This vote is a subsidiary of the NFL’s efforts to limit vicious plays and reduce injuries on the field. With a more thorough review process, the NFL can take actionable steps to not only curb injuries, but also form clear and objective rules regarding those calls.
Most NFL fans would agree that player safety is a top priority given the nature of the game. In recent years, the league has made strides towards reducing helmet to helmet contact, player aggression, and blindside hits. With a review process in place, these penalties can be explicitly addressed and dealt with accordingly.
The counter argument however concerns the pace of the game. Many fans believe that the game is already too slow as is. Adding in this type of review process only contributes to this worry. When looking at sports trends, we see more and more leagues becoming smaller and faster, which is contrary to more time being spent reviewing ejections.
There is certainly a balance to be found, and the FCFL aims to find it. Should our fans decide if a player should or shouldn’t be ejected? How do you think reviews and ejections should be handled in the FCFL?