It's ruining the game. And I DON'T MEAN - the ref's, for numerous penalty flags ! I DON"T MEAN.........the number of flags thrown for "holding". My point is a LARGER picture of what is happening to the game. Rules Committee needs to address it.........maybe, changing the penalty for it. * I've been watching NFL since childhood. In the last decade......"Holding" has just grown astronomically. Yes.......I know........it's a "taught" technique. All pros are taught to hold. So get this ............would you rather get a "holding" penalty or have a TD scored on you and LOSE YOUR NFL paying job ?.......easy choice, EVERY time. ( and I don't mean just defensive players - EVERYONE is included - offense, too ) This is the problem. The NFL means = Not For Long These players know this BETTER than we do ! I lose my job with a bad performance............not like 90% of us. * But you can call a "holding penalty" on every play of the game ? Yes.......that's the problem ! But the ref's should only call holding "if it impacts the play." Well, that's how BAD things have gotten in the NFL. * I don't like this philosophy- "In the big game, let them play." This is wrong and started by people who NEVER umpired a game ! I have ( Ref'd + ump'd ) in several sports. NO !........you let yourself in for a disaster - if you ever allowed this philosophy in a game. The reverse is more true ! If anything, call the game tighter, from the start, and the players will understand quickly ! * Anyway Nowadays, I can only watch NFL games ( pre-recorded + that Fast Forward button workin). Too many commercial breaks - too many replays after EVERY SINGLE PLAY - so the jock analyst can keep his job ( please, show me that 2 yd run, again ?) and keep appearances as if the game is moving along faster....more action.....than watching an exciting huddle ! * Whew !........I'm done.