By Mike FuchsThe NFL has become a source of contention for many.
Many players, particularly on offense, are concerned that their products may not be replenished after the season, or that they may not get their desired number of plays per game, depending on the season.
In addition, a number of players have complained that they are not receiving any sort of benefit from their teams during their time off.
For a number the league has faced in the past, players have become more vocal.
Players have spoken out, and some have gone as far as calling for a change in the rules to allow for players to play through injury without repercussions.
One such player is Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Texans traded for him and he has been one of the most vocal critics of the league in recent months.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Fitzpatrick said that he believes the league is going to change the way it handles player suspensions.
In a recent episode of the NFL Network’s “Monday Night Countdown,” Fitzpatrick called for an overhaul of the rules.
He said that players are allowed to take the day off if they so choose.
Fittingly, the “Monday Morning Quarterback” was on the show.
Fitzpatrick said in the interview that he was upset about the suspensions and said he wanted to change how the league handled the suspensions.
The change could come soon, though.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently said that his hope is to have the rule in place by the end of the year.
If he doesn’t, players will be allowed to petition the league for reinstatement if they feel their suspensions were unfairly applied.
Fisher was one of several players on the “Sunday Morning Quarterdown” who spoke out against the suspensions in recent weeks.
He also addressed the issue in a recent blog post on ESPN.com.
Here is Fitzpatrick’s blog post from Monday.
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