In the offseason, there’s always a lot of talk about improving the game of football. Over at Vice Sports this week, they debated the merits of NFL overtime vs. college overtime. Later in the offseason, owners will meet to tinker with the rulebook and probably make a catch even more confusing.
However, left tackle for the Tennessee Titans—and former Wolverine—Taylor Lewan has his own idea for a new rule in the NFL, and it’s a bit unorthodox:
The @NFL should take a page out of the @NHL book and let us fight.— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) February 9, 2017
Now before we get into today’s hypothetical Question of the Day, I want to say a few things. First, this is a terrible idea and would in no way make the game better or even more entertaining. Fighting is dumb. It’s dumb in hockey, and it’s dumb in real life. Of course, Lewan is no stranger to fighting. He was charged with assault in his Michigan days, and he was thrown out of a game for shoving a ref last year. If there’s anyone who is the model of why fighting is dumb, it’s Lewan.
Also, this would obviously never happen. The NFL likes to maintain at least the false image of being a pure and innocent, and this would run in stark contrast to that.
But it’s the offseason, and some people love watching violence, so what the hell? Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Detroit Lions player would you like to see throw down if fighting was legal in the NFL?
My answer: A’Shawn Robinson. He would probably eat someone. I don’t know if Taylor Lewan is okay with cannibalism, though.