Five changes that could improve the league, which right now is still the best overall sports organization. 1. Create TWO separate pass interference penalties. Pass interference is ruining the NFL. There should be one 10 yard penalty which is for contact, and one spot-of-the-ball penalty for blatant, flagrant contact. Too many 40-yard pass plays decided on a ticky tack penalty. 2. Get rid of the "half-the-distance-to-the-goal" rule. Stupid, even though it is a traditional rule. A team has the ball on their opponent's one-yard line and gets a 10-yard penalty, moving them back to the 11. On the next play the defense gets a 10-yard penalty, and the offense gets the ball at the 5.5 yard line. How dumb is that? The only time this rule should apply is if you are already at the one-yard line. 3. Allow teams to stretch the salary cap with incentives to keep players longer. If a player is serviced by one team for 5+ years, re-signing the player should not count as a full salary cap hit; rather it should be about 75% towards the cap. That rewards teams and players for staying in the same city and promotes the "hometown discount." Leagues are better when the faces of a franchise stick together over their career, and it's also good for marketing. 4. Institute a draft lottery, and install a rookie flat contract. Too many teams lose on purpose later in the year to get a higher draft pick. In addition, getting a higher draft pick costs too much. Rookies should have a flat rate depending on the pick (would be hard to get past the Player's Union), and that should not count 100% against the cap. 5. All replay challenges should be called from an upstairs, by an objective official, rather than the referee on the field. Too many close challenges go the way of the home team.