NFL: Proposing a Change; Modify the Interception

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Too long have I had to witness so many interceptions occur because a guy slips and falls, or a pass gets tipped off the shoulder of a receiver.
For too long have I played Madden and had an interception tacked onto my quarterback’s stat sheet because a ball literally went through my receiver's hands.
Whether the quarterback or receiver screws up or the defense just makes a fantastic play, interceptions are circumstantial.
Why should all circumstances punish the quarterback?
I propose we modify how the NFL rules an interception.
Not a radical change, but a tweaking is certainly in order, the statistic is undeniably flawed.
In baseball, if the defense makes an unquestionable error, and a run is scored on the pitcher, that run doesn’t count as an earned run against the said pitcher.
Why? Because well, it wasn’t the pitcher's fault that the third baseman got a little too trigger happy on his throw to first.
Hell, even the...

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