Maybe it's because there's really nothing to rip on the Bengals. However, Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback is coupled with several gems that I believe nailed. First off, the current consequence for violent collisions in the NFL, caused by a launching defensive player against a defenseless offensive player, is a joke. What caused the outcry? This Dunta Robinson hit on DeSean Jackson.
The suggestion is more than how much can someone be fined. Rather, King's approach basically suggests that unnecessary mega-hits that result in career threatening collisions should be responded to with six-figure fines and suspensions.
Don't tell me this is the culture we want. It might be the culture kids are used to in video games, but the NFL has to draw a line in the sand right here, right now, and insist that the forearm shivers and leading with the helmet and launching into unprotected receivers will be dealt with severely. Six-figure fines. Suspensions. Ejections.
That being said, a logical "change" in the NFL is King's suggestion that pass interference penalties should be changed. As it stands in the NFL, the penalty is a spot foul; a defensive player is called for a pass interference, the football is placed at the spot of the foul. This allows too much damage for a bad interpretation or, worse still, allows offenses to chuck the football down the field, especially benefit when officials make the call entirely too questionable.
Personal fouls are conduct fouls by players that put other players at serious risk. And those are only 15-yard fouls.
It makes entirely too much sense to change pass interference from a spot foul to a 15-yard penalty. That way an entire game isn't possibly changed from having an officials view of a subjective penalty. Like this.
Question of the Day: Should the NFL change pass interference from a spot foul to a 15-yard penalty?
Question of the Day II: Should violent hits be penalized as six-figure fines and suspensions?