Detroit Lions Cuts Prove Fourth Preseason Game Is a Waste

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a recent article I wrote after the Detroit Lions played the Buffalo Bills, I said that the fourth preseason game was meaningless.   I got a few responses in the comment section as well as in my email that suggested that statement was untrue. 
A sample comment came from Walt Reid who wrote:
"This is the most important game for taking a look at the third string guys. Guys that will (not only) ultimately make up the bottom portion of the roster, but will contribute to the team as a whole.
If the NFL changes the schedule to two preseason games, will there be enough time to give your starting guys a chance to meld together, while giving your staff ample time to evaluate competitions, situations, etc. I say no. It's a bad idea for the NFL to change the season's setup. Don't fix something that's not broke.....just so you can make more ad revenue.
If it weren't for these games, the Lions wouldn't have a chance to make an educated decis...

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