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NFL Owners have proposed 18 game schedule, with a 16-game limit for each player

 3 months ago '07        #62
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NFL Owners have proposed 18 game schedule, with a 16-game limit for each player
 

 
The idea is hardly new, but itís emergence as a formal concept in collective bargaining is.


Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal reports that, as part of the NFLís push for 18 regular-season games, the league has advanced the possibility of an 18-game season with a per-player limit of 16 games per year.

That idea has been percolating for years; itís been the subject of multiple PFT stories, PFT Live discussions, and #PFTPM monologues.

Most recently, the topic was discussed during an interview with Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy last month, the video of which is attached to this blurb (the question is asked at the 9:37 mark).

The next day, Coach Dungy called after the show with another important observation: Some fans will revolt against an 18/16 approach. For example, this year the Browns play at Arizona in Week 15; itís Clevelandís once-per-eight-years trip to the desert. Browns fans in Phoenix who want (and who paid) to see Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham, and Jarvis Landry play would be upset if they found out 90 minutes before kickoff that one or more of them is healthy, but not playing.

As to Mayfield and all other quarterbacks, the problem could be solved by an exception for that position, given the enhanced safety rules that apply to them. (Kickers, punters, holders, and long-snappers would/should get similar treatment.) Still, the NFL has plenty of stars who arenít quarterbacks, and plenty of fans would be plenty pissed off if they show up for a game hoping to see a star player who isnít playing because this is one of the two games that he wonít be playing.

The fact that the NFL would even suggest such a revolutionary concept, one that oozes with unintended consequences, shows how desperate the league is to expand the regular season ó and how effectively the NFL Players a*sociation has rebuffed those efforts. At this point, the league may get 18 games only by making the players a financial offer they canít refuse.


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 3 months ago '07        #61
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 Dopedog said
I dont have the time to sit and read through an article, but they want to play two extra games but without some of their best players?? If so this is the worst idea iíve ever heard come from any sports league, ever

If youíre worried about injuries, just keep it at 16 games. Dont cheapen the product because owners are greedy.
MLB & NBA teams rest their stars all the time. Look at LeLoadmanagement & Kawhi last year.
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 3 months ago '14        #60
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Son wtf more injuries? Sheesh. Here the NFL owners go again with that slave mentality
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 3 months ago '14        #59
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You guys can cry and complain about this all you want, but at the end of the day if the NFL is giving us more football then you n*ggas will watch and enjoy it

Same fans that complain about this are the same ones that cried about Thursday night football every week but always tune in to watch the games


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