Welcome to PatsFans.com

OT: NFL & union hold positive talks on proposed 18-game season

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Pessimistic Pete, Nov 24, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pessimistic Pete

    Pessimistic Pete Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +5 / 3 / -0

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  2. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    27,093
    Likes Received:
    509
    Ratings:
    +1,402 / 26 / -47

    No Jersey Selected

    Bodes badly for the players bodies and overall health, but is any of us going to stop watching the NFL over this? I don't like the idea, but I'll watch every single game.
  3. WelshPat

    WelshPat Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    It's great news for us as Patriot fans. BB will be the first to adapt and take advantage of any new rules. Which gives us even a greater chance of winning.
  4. fxkane

    fxkane Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    Only half way okay if they include in the new deal a mandate for only TWO exhibition contests.

    Crap, about 12% of the league is currently on the IR and we're not two thirds through the season. Totally opposed to an 18 game season.
  5. fxkane

    fxkane Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    Also, many games in the last 3-4 weeks could be very ragged affairs--not at all like the NFL's promise that every game is like a playoff game. No more if this goes through. Look what happened to the Jets last year in a 16 game season---a free pass to the playoffs in two non-competitive games.
  6. BlueThunder

    BlueThunder PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,138
    Likes Received:
    17
    Ratings:
    +37 / 0 / -0

    #24 Jersey

    Any chance they increase the roster allowance to 55 players?
  7. juny

    juny Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,595
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +37 / 1 / -0

    No Jersey Selected

    Agreed, there are going to more garbage games at the end of the season.
  8. moosekill

    moosekill Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    19
    Ratings:
    +48 / 2 / -2

    And what percent of those 12% were injured in the preseason or during practice?
  9. moosekill

    moosekill Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    19
    Ratings:
    +48 / 2 / -2

    This isn't necessarily true.
  10. FortressX

    FortressX Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    #87 Jersey

    I wish they would get a labor deal in place.
    Then agree to deal with this foolishness a year later.
    18 games will be brutal.
    How could starters play special teams for that long.
    Fatigue = Injuries.
  11. eagle eye

    eagle eye Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    #85 Jersey

    If this goes ahead then something I'd like to see happen is that you play every team in your own conference. I think it would be a lot fairer.
  12. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,249
    Likes Received:
    171
    Ratings:
    +319 / 20 / -47

    #50 Jersey

    The only way I can see doing 18 games is this:

    6 Games in your division.

    and either the following:
    12 games within your conference

    PRO: Eliminates the potential for long road trips like what happens when the AFC EAST / NFC East plays against the AFC WEST/ NFC WEST.

    CON: No inter-conference play until SB.

    or

    1 other division in your conference
    2 games against teams from each of the other 2 divisions
    1 game against a division in the opposing conference.

    PRO: Basic schedule rotation is the same.
    CON: Potential for more long road trips for teams..
  13. eagle eye

    eagle eye Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    #85 Jersey

    You only have 12 AFC opponents outside your division. I think it would be great to meet every team in the conference once and the divisional opponents twice.

    As for inter-conference games. I don't see anything negative about not having them.
  14. cmasspatsfan

    cmasspatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    The NFL is obviously using this as a bargaining chip, Id like to see them expand the rosters and maybe increase the PS so you have a larger pool of players to rotate.
  15. dhamz

    dhamz Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    If there are no inter-conference games CBS never gets to show the most popular team nationally Dallas and or the #2 market Chicago and FOX never gets NE or Pitt or Peyton.

    In other words, it will never even be a consideration.
  16. GaryfromTO

    GaryfromTO Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Instead of 18 games they need to keep it at 16 games and shorten the pre-season. But it's all about the almighty dollar isn't it.
    As mentioned there will be a lot of games at the end of the season featuring scrubs and benchwarmers. The CFL currently has an 18 game season, usually what happens is the teams that have their division locked up (and a bye to the conference final) play their second stringers agaisnt teams that are still
    batlling for a playoff spot. Really screws up the competition. I see the same thing happenning in the NFL.
  17. NEGoldenAge

    NEGoldenAge Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    He's right. Once every two decades or so, there won't be teams that have won their division with 4 games left to play. :bricks:
  18. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,249
    Likes Received:
    171
    Ratings:
    +319 / 20 / -47

    #50 Jersey

    First off, Please show me where I said anything about there being more than 12 conference opponents outside your division..

    As was mentioned, There is the TV issue with no inter-conference games. But also, if you look at MLB, Inter-conference games are some of the most popular. The NHL tried to do only conference games and the fans didn't like it..
  19. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    18,712
    Likes Received:
    333
    Ratings:
    +736 / 2 / -3

    #75 Jersey

    18 Game Season = WORST. IDEA. EVER.

    Not one poster in this thread likes it so far. I can't imagine it's any more popular with the general public.

    What the hell are the owners thinking? Unless it's a trojan horse bargaining chip that will be dropped once the PA drops one of their demands.
  20. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,249
    Likes Received:
    171
    Ratings:
    +319 / 20 / -47

    #50 Jersey

    Some of the things that players mentioned they want changed:

    Fewer OTAs
    Fewer off-season team events
    Less physical contact during practices :confused:

    Anyone else see an issue with this?

    Also, one of the things that I've been thinking about regarding expanded rosters. More players = less reps for each player unless you lengthen practices. I can't see the players agreeing to longer practices. So, you get a less refined product. Does anyone really want a less refined product?
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>