There are several really annoying things in the NFL this year that have started to grind my gears in the worst way. Week in, week out, it's the same nonsense over and over. I'm going to go into depth on three of these things in this week's edition of TIME OUT!
1) Baker Mayfield SUCKS. I'll be the first one to admit that I was wrong at the beginning of the year in saying that Mayfield might be the shot in the arm that the Cleveland Browns needed to get going. There was no way they'd make the playoffs, but I had mentioned that they might find their way to a 10-6 record and squeak into the playoffs.
Not happening. Baker Mayfield looks dazed and confused out there, and his decision making process is beyond brutal. Add to the fact that the Browns have been over-hyping themselves since the season began, and you have a lot of dysfunction. TIME OUT, CLEVELAND! Mayfield could be a better QB, but he needs some serious help at the coaching position to get himself fixed. Unfortunately, it's not likely to happen.
2) No Fun League. The officiating this year has been by far, the worst in many years. Flags everywhere, conflicting calls in the end zone from two or more officials, phantom calls, weak personal foul calls (even with massive amounts of video replays), and questionable PI calls that should never have been close to being made.
Some people (and other sports pundits) are quick to say, "Don't blame the refs, blame the NFL" for the on-field antics this year. Sorry, but I'm blaming all involved parties this time, and calling a massive TIME OUT on every official in the NFL. Also, the Command Centre needs to get it's head out of it's ass as well. 'Nuff said.
3) Adam Gase. How in the hell does the Jets' head coach still have a job? Why can't the Jets find a decent head coach at any time? How can they lose to Miami?
I don't have those answers, but I do know that I'm calling TIME OUT on the New York Jets for keeping Gase even after his ineptitude has been on full display this season.