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Old 07-20-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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Preseason???

I just wanted to get your opinions on the Preseason
I have heard that many people think it’s a total waist of time due to the fact that you are risking injuries on games that don’t count.

What are your thoughts on this subject and do you see the NFL getting rid of them?
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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I don't think it is a total waste, but there are too many games. 2 for most teams and 3 for a few others (including the HOF game) should be plenty. They're always talking about how long the 16 game season is, but they still throw in 4 or 5 preseason games. Teams need time for competition to develop, but I think it's too much as it is.

They'll never reduce the amount of preseason games without adding to the regular season because they'd lose revenue.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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I would like to see two less games also. In reality they are all just glorified scrimmages.

The problem is that you can't add one just more game, or the schedule will be unbalanced, unless they put in place the neutral site. The PA would probably never go for an 18 game schedule.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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Agreed. You need it to evaluate new signings, work some kinks out and let rookies get a taste of gameday situations, but 3 games is plenty.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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Agreed. You need it to evaluate new signings, work some kinks out and let rookies get a taste of gameday situations, but 3 games is plenty.
Now that NFL Eurpoa is dead I doubt that we will ever see a lesser amount of preseason games. In fact I believe that Roster sizes will grow as will practice squad spots. I could even see the number of preseason games grow so that they can get game evaluation if they increase the roster size and practice squad size.

The preseason is the only place you can see some of the people trying to make it in the NFL play football now that NFL Europa is kaput.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
I would like to see two less games also. In reality they are all just glorified scrimmages.

The problem is that you can't add one just more game, or the schedule will be unbalanced, unless they put in place the neutral site. The PA would probably never go for an 18 game schedule.
I disagree with the thought that the NFLPA wouldn't go for an 18 game season. If the preseason was shortened to 2 games (possibly 3 for HoF, foriegn games, etc.) then I don't see why there'd be a stink. The players are already working out and preping for 20 games a season, why not make two more count.

Personally though I'd like to see the preseason shortened and the regular season stay the same. I don't want any more risk of injuries than needed. Teams can sign up for scrimages any time they want and already do. So except for the revenue owners get from televising the games and adding them to season ticket holders cst, there's no point in them.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:44 PM   #7
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EVERYTHING IS FINE...

You need those game to evaluate players and gear up for the intense season.

Injuries are apart of the game! Live with it... deal with it.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:44 PM   #8
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the nfl may ad one game and every team plays one game outside the U.S.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:13 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by DeadmaN View Post
I just wanted to get your opinions on the Preseason
I have heard that many people think it’s a total waist of time due to the fact that you are risking injuries on games that don’t count.

What are your thoughts on this subject and do you see the NFL getting rid of them?
I'd like to see two preseason games, one at home and one away and then an 18 game season.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #10
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I'd like to see two preseason games, one at home and one away and then an 18 game season.
yeah I agree
but as it is now we have 5 preseason games
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