Earl Thomas: NFL needs to take a cue from NBA and let players be creative
Earl Thomas correctly believes the NFL needs to loosen up.
NBA All-Star Weekend was a huge boon for the league, with a Steph Curry/Klay Thompson shootout, an Aaron Gordon/Zach LaVine dunk contest and Kobe Bryant's final All-Star Game serving as A-list highlights. It even struck a chord in the NFL.
The NFL should take notes from the NBA. Allow us to express our creativity without fining us.Celebrate our players while we R still living.— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) February 15, 2016
The NFL's developed a reputation as the "No Fun League" over the past few years.
Don't bother hiding a cell phone in a goal post like Joe Horn did with the Saints back in the day -- you'll be summarily executed on live television. (Or maybe the league will suspend you four games and launch a six-month investigation into the phone. Who knows.)
Although maybe Thomas is referring to the Pro Bowl? It's the equivalent of the NBA All-Star Game, it's just hard to imagine there needing to be more creativity in the Pro Bowl.
It's the regular-season games that are too tightly policed, with the NFL trying to keep players in check when it should be more focused on stuff like, you know, figuring out what a catch is.
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