The NFL really should institute one or more stoppages between the 2 minute warning and the end of each half to warn teams of how much time is left. If you added 3 extra time outs, you could have warnings at a minute-thirty, a minute, and thirty seconds left in the half. This would be an excellent way to give authorities a chance to run random concussion tests on players while we, the audience, are treated to commercials.
Those of you who think that showing the time tick away on the twenty different scoreboards are warnings enough for a coach, I’m sorry, but I don’t agree. These people are under a great deal of stress and really need warnings that are more in-your-face so they don’t forget to use the clock to their advantage. Plus, I feel like I haven’t gotten enough of Flo from Progressive Insurance, or that commercial for Game of War – you know the one I’m talking about. I’ll bet more of those kinds of ads could easily be sold if we just had more stoppages during which to air them.
Also, each pass play should, from now on, be reviewed to allow for even more time-outs.