Three Things: The NFL Is Just Making It Up As It Goes Along

posted by Mo Egger, ESPN1530 -

Every day there are three things, here are those three things.

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1) The NFL continues to make it up as it goes along. George Iloka's one-game suspension for his clobbering of Antonio Brown the other night has been overturned, which is fine, because George playing on Sunday helps Bengals' chances of winning, even if them winning seems pretty unimportant right now.

The problem isn't Iloka's punishment, or lack thereof. Nor is it the suspensions earned by JuJu Smith-Schuster or Rob Gronkowski this past week. 

It's that no one seems to know what acts will earn what punishment. 

There's no specific guidelines for punishing players, which means there's no consistency, which means that every suspension is going to seem arbitrary, which means that we'll continually have debates like the ones we're having this week, the ones where were wonder - among other things - why Gronk got the same suspension Smith-Schuster, or whether the league's obsession with optics earned Smith-Schuster his one-game because, unlike Iloka, he taunted  Vontaze Burfict after blowing him up.

I have no idea what earns a suspension anymore. More important, though, neither do the players. If the league wants fewer games that look like Monday night's, they'll need the players to comply.

The easiest way for them to do that is to make sure they know what acts will earn what punishment.

2) A coaching idea. I don't have time to elaborate on this right now as much as I would like, but can I submit the name Todd Haley, offensive coordinator for the Steelers, as a candidate to replace Marvin Lewis?

I will today on the radio. 

3) These are Andy Dalton's numbers for his last ten games.
You apply the context and tell me what's wrong with those numbers.

That's all I've got today.  I'm in a blogging rut.  

Radio Today: We go to NYC for FC Cincinnati's expansion bid, we hear from Marvin Lewis, we talk with Paul Dehner Jr. and I talk about Todd Haley. All at 3:05 on ESPN1530

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