NFL 18 Game Schedule? More Cons Than Pros.

June 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL and union officials met today and discussed extending the regular season to 18 games. It's an "idea that is really gaining momentum, particularly with the owners." says Packers team President Mark Murphy.
There are a of couple clear benefits here. The owners will make more money and the fans will get more football they care to watch. But beyond that there is a cloud of problems with the idea.
The proposed plan would eliminate two preseason games, to make up for the extra weeks. A lot of fans don't enjoy preseason games and neither do veteran players. But there are some advantages to the current preseason set up.
There isn't a real minor league for the NFL and these extra preseason games are the only game situations you can evaluate young talent, and for the younger players who may be depended on during the season they learn as much in these "exhibition" games than in all those months of practice.
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