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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2019 10:15 pm
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Are you for it or against it? 

Negatives?   Positives? 



https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-owners-reportedly-have-proposed-18-game-schedule-with-16-game-limit-for-all-players-as-cba-talks-intensify/

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I think the players union should go for it as long as they can negotiate more roster spots.


I likely won’t watch either way but giving players more opportunity might help the league overall with the theory that more players being coached by top tier coaches can improve.


The strategy for the 16 out of 18 could be interesting as well


I suppose football will never be what it used to be so might as well really mix it up.



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I'm all for it but it will never happen in my lifetime in a sport where the inmates run the prision.



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Heenan Fan wrote: I'm all for it but it will never happen in my lifetime in a sport where the inmates run the prision.
There's too much money on the line.  It will happen.  But it will be a disaster.  It will dilute the game further at a time when you already have too many shit games filled with back-ups because the stars are hurt, and with more games you'll have more of a flag football feel with even tougher contact rules.  Everyone just needs to accept that the NFL is run by the gamblers and the fantasy players now.  So many "fans" don't even have a favorite team anymore.  You talk to these kids and they only want to discuss who they have on their fantasy team or how much they made on an online betting platform.



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Until Belichek pulls a Popovich and sits Tom Brady in a marquee game in late November against like the Steelers because they're 11-2 and cruising in the division.

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I would assume every player's contract would have to be restructured as the players will need to get payed for the extra games.

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carpetbeggar wrote: I would assume every player's contract would have to be restructured as the players will need to get payed for the extra games.
It's pretty easy to do.  You take the existing contract and add 12.5% (if my math is correct that should be the percentage increase).  The owners will be able to more than cover that from the extra gates and I'm sure an increased TV deal for the extra 2 games.  More money for everyone, which is why it will happen.



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If the NFL agrees to add some roster spots, say, between 3-5, I cannot see the NFLPA being able to turn it down and still look their fellow players in the eye. Add 90-150 jobs? It's a no-brainer. And as was said by carpetbeggar and srossi, they will restructure the pay scale and increase the salary cap. And if they can accomplish this without killing off two preseason games, then the teams REALLY make a killing because I believe all but one forces their fans to buy the preseason tickets in season ticket packages.



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18 opportunities for the colored players to disrespect the flag and our president and our troops, and Normandy, and Jesus, and football, and Toby Keith. I vote hell no.



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Would the 18 game schedule cancel 2 of the exhibition games?

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chrob61 wrote: Would the 18 game schedule cancel 2 of the exhibition games?
I'm sure that will be a negotiating point.  The owners won't want to but may have to compromise.



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srossi wrote: Heenan Fan wrote: I'm all for it but it will never happen in my lifetime in a sport where the inmates run the prision.
There's too much money on the line.  It will happen.  But it will be a disaster.  It will dilute the game further at a time when you already have too many shit games filled with back-ups because the stars are hurt, and with more games you'll have more of a flag football feel with even tougher contact rules.  Everyone just needs to accept that the NFL is run by the gamblers and the fantasy players now.  So many "fans" don't even have a favorite team anymore.  You talk to these kids and they only want to discuss who they have on their fantasy team or how much they made on an online betting platform.
I agree with everything you said, but you still have to get the NFLPA on board, and they've been adamantly against an 18 game season for at least 10 years now. If the NFLPA had their way, there would be zero games and all the players would be paid millions of dollars to sit at home and smoke pot all day.

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I doubt there will be an 18 game season, but if one comes into being, this is when it will happen because the CBA and TV contracts come up at about the same time.

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srossi wrote: chrob61 wrote: Would the 18 game schedule cancel 2 of the exhibition games?
I'm sure that will be a negotiating point.  The owners won't want to but may have to compromise.


It's  what happened in the CFL when it went to 18 games.
4 exhibition games down to two. I think it leads to less prepared and inferior players making their respective teams. And ultimately the injury lists will swell.



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I think ideally they have 4 preseason games, an 18 game regular season schedule with 2 bye weeks and add 1 additional wild card team per conference and try to stretch the season from August to March then they would have a short gap between the end of the season and the draft.


I’m kidding of course but I’m sure someone out there is thinking about such a concept right now; they probably work at the NFL network.



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