Features - NFL pro football articles and coverage from Pro Football Weekly Somehow, I really do not like what is proposed...what they will do is REALLY make some dead time in May/June...and down time which will be close to dead time for football. Maybe that would be good for the employees...but I really don't like that in the cycle..Right now, there's basically a lull with just the combine to free agency....having that wind down and then the ramp up towards the draft...and then mini-camp and such in a lull towards training camp. Making two months dead of football I do not think will help the sport..It compresses a LOT into February..and to teams that have played in the playoffs..not the best. And what about gree agenncy AFTER the draft?? Is that better?? Maybe it will save money but I really like the cycle the way it has been.