June 19, 2010 - After speaking to high school players at an NFL football clinic in Queens. Footballs Commissioner Roger Goodell was quoted as saying "Its clear the fans dont want four preseason games, They tell me that all the time. You ask them that question and the tell you. And we really dont need it to make the game better. So we have to evolve just as we did a couple of decades ago when we went from six preseason games to four.
The NFL and union officials discussed adding two games to the regular season when they met last Wednesday June 16 for their first negotiating session since February. Teams would still play a total of 20 exhibition plus regular-season games under the proposal. The league would go from four in the preseason and 16 in the regular season to two and 18.
I am all for this. Another issue mentioned on NFL Network was the possibility of allowing players to come back from IR by the end of the season if healthy enough from an early season or preseason injury.
With the pay the players are receiving today, the 2 extra games would add revenue to the teams and in turn for the players.
Injuries is the biggest concern from some of the players union reps.
4 preseason games are too many. They are boring for one thing and injuries can occur there also.
I hope they do go for the 18 regular season schedule.
Doing good. Have been trying to keep up with all the NFL news and working on more NFL and fantasy hubs to publish.
I think the extended regular season schedule is also a way to bring players and owners together on the CBA. At least that is what I am hearing. I hope they get the agreement done. A strike or no-season would be disastrous for the NFL.
Although I love the thought of having 2 more games to watch, I wonder just how much more pounding these players can take. It might actually dilute the quality of the games - more coaches benching stars when games look safely in hand.
There are pros and cons to both sides of the issue for sure. The part I would like to see, is if a player was placed on IR during OTA's, pre-season or very early in the season...that player have a chance to return to the team before the season is over. I sure they would have to have a "set week" to return by.
They could allow teams to adjust team roster to carry more players for depth.
by jobister5 years ago
I am for 18 game season because as a fan of the game I would love to see more meaningful games, but the NFL has to agree with some of the demands made by the players. What are your thoughts?
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