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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I believe that we need at least three preseason games to evaluate players. The NFL is all about the almighty dollar! They don't care about the players or their health obviously....

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Old 08-29-2019, 12:08 PM   #11
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Re: Expanded playoffs “likely focus” over 18-game season

I believe that we need at least three preseason games to evaluate players. The NFL is all about the almighty dollar! They don't care about the players or their health obviously.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:46 PM   #12
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Re: Expanded playoffs “likely focus” over 18-game season

I agree that we need to get rid of the Thursday games. They are usually boring blow outs or games where both teams look sluggish. It's hell on the teams coming off a short week.

The NFL under Roger Goodell does not think about player safety and what makes it better for the teams. They are all about greed thinking of expansion and how much more money they can make. They already make millions upon millions yearly, but that's not enough for them.
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Re: Expanded playoffs “likely focus” over 18-game season

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I believe that we need at least three preseason games to evaluate players. The NFL is all about the almighty dollar! They don't care about the players or their health obviously.
Agree with three PreSeason Games as well; I'd like teams to be rounded in as a unit with the best possible roster coming out of training camp when they hit the field in Week 1...

Many teams have late starts around Weeks 5-6, I'd hate to see good teams that get hot be out of it by Week 8 because a lack of PreSeason games pushed those turnarounds further back into the season...
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:30 PM   #14
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Re: Expanded playoffs “likely focus” over 18-game season

The best way is to make an 18-game regular season, with two bye weeks for each team... thus retaining the 16-game regular season. I agree with cutting the number of preseason games to 2.

That could be done this way: Weeks 1-4... all teams play, with no intra-division games. Weeks 5-12 eight teams have a bye while the other 24 teams play (12 games). Those 8 teams are significant, since there are 4 teams in each division. In other words, all 4 teams in one division in the AFC and all 4 teams in one division in the NFC have byes in week 5. Week 6 another 8 teams (one AFC division and one NFC division) have byes. Week 7 another 8 teams, then Week 8 the remaining 8 teams have byes. Then Weeks 9-12 repeat, with the byes not necessarily in the same order. Then Weeks 13-18 all teams play, and they are all intra-division games. This would likely generate more interest for more teams, as all the division games would be at the end of the season.

I would retain the same playoff format, including seeding, as it is at present.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:05 AM   #15
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Keep 16 and eliminate 2 pre season games. More games means more injuries. The NFL is extremely punishing.
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