Active Player Roster

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by thebigheaded12, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. their is a crappy rule in football. the NFL teams have a 53 man roster throughout the season and those guys are happy to be there. NFL rule says at a game one team can only activate 45 players to play a game not including a 3rd QB. let's say it's the Super Bowl and the team activates 45 out of 53 players and a player isn't on the 45 active list. it's a guys dream to play in the Super Bowl and it's robbed because of one rule. dont u think every man should play?
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2006
  2. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    If you're going to argue the rule, at least get it right.

    It's a 45-player maximum, not including a 3rd QB.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2006
  3. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Grumpy. :p

    It would be interesting to allow teams to use up to 53 players in a game, I'd like to see some of the different coaches working with the extra personnel - Herm for one.
  4. T-ShirtDynasty

    T-ShirtDynasty Moderator

    Herm's got enough to worry about with the clock. The extra players would make his head explode. :cool:
  5. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Like, Yeh baby!
  6. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! Supporter

    It wouldn't bother him at all. He would just hire someone to manage the substitutions for him.;)
  7. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    WHat is the thought behind that rule?? Just curious as to what year it was put in and why....what reasoning there is behind it.
  8. thewaylifeshouldbe

    thewaylifeshouldbe Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Not sure when they bumped the game roster to 45, I know the third quarterback addition was around '90-'91.

    Could be worse though; could be the 1920's when teams were only allowed to have 16 players. Troy would have fit in well playing both sides of the ball then.:D
  9. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! Supporter

    "Let everyone play"? What is this, Pop Warner?
  10. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah Supporter Supporter

    Disable Jersey

    Let everyone play, because as a paying fan I want to see the best possible entertainment product on the field when someone gets injured. Why impose artificial limits that do not add to the game?
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    The rule is in there to prevent specialization - one guy to do this, another guy to do that, etc.
  12. Miguel

    Miguel Patriots Salary Cap Guru Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Ask Vic's explanation:
    Vic: Roster size has always been a major issue in collective bargaining negotiations between owners and the players union. The players, obviously, want larger rosters because it increases the union's membership and dues collections. The owners, obviously, want to limit roster size because that limits salaries they have to pay. The current strategy of a 45-man active roster and eight deactivated players is a compromise of the two factions' interests. Competitive balance is another issue. The reservoir of inactives makes sure each team can field the same number of healthy players. If all 53 players were active and one team had five injuries and the other team had none, then the one team would have a five-player advantage.
  13. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Now it makes sense.

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