Former French prime minister George Clemenceau once said that war was too important to be left in the hands of the generals.
For NFL fans, the NFL is too important to be left in the hands of the competition committee.
It seems that after every season, the committee makes a group of rule changes based on the mood of the day rather than for the integrity of the game.
Because of football's intrinsic beauty, the game has survived this tinkering. Everything has a threshold, however, and the time is nigh for the committee to finally push the game over the precipice and into the valley of caricature.
The game we love is in jeopardy of resembling an unholy amalgamation of professional wrestling and flag football.
After the 2011 season, the owners and the competition committee need to implement some commonsense rule changes to our beloved game.