The NFL needs to look at how the NHL is handling disciplinary issues and excessive hits.
- Hockey has an ex-player reviewing the hits and issuing the punishment. Best of all he was a tough player who dished out his share of hits. The NFL has a person who has never stepped on the field reviewing the hits.
- Hockey is issuing a video with each penalty explaining to the players, media and fans the rationale for the punishment or decision not to punish. The NFL notifies the player by mail and issues a list for the media.
The NFL needs to look at how Hockey reviews goals
- Hockey reviews all goals in a central location to ensure consistent interpretation of the rules. The NFL has a former part-time official look at the video and buzz down to the part-time referee on the field who goes under the hood to review the play among the screaming fans. If there was an error, the NFL headquarters will issue a statement the next day that there was an error that may have cost a team the game and the head coach his job.
The NFL does so many things better than anybody else. These are two areas that there is major room for improvement.
Which sport handles player discipline the best?
NFL Football (1 vote)
NCAA Football (0 votes)
Table Tennis (1 vote)
NHL Hockey (11 votes)
NBA (1 vote)
Major League Baseball (0 votes)
NASCAR (0 votes)
Boxing (0 votes)
Olympics (Winter and Summer) (5 votes)
19 total votes