Would an 18-game season change everything?
With the NFL/NFLPA negotiations back under way today, money is not the only issue. One huge question remains: Will the players agree to lengthen the season to 18 games?
The owners want to give up two of the four preseason games and extend the season.
Of course, this would mean more money in their pockets. But they aren’t the ones suiting up for the long haul. At the end of a 16-game season, bodies are bruised and battered and there’s still the playoffs (for some teams).
It will be interesting to see what happens if this goes through. Will coaches rethink the way they use players through the season? Will they move them in and out more often? Does this mean depth is more important than ever?
More questions than answers at this point.
Would you prefer an 18-game schedule or are you comfortable with 16? Let me know what you think.
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