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    #75 Jersey

    With scab players? :D
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    That's great! I hadn't even heard that they negotiated and settled on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement!

    Either that or there's no agreement and this is the owners posturing giving themselves yet another chip to cash in and potentially "give up" in negotiations with the players... but I suppose I'm just cynical like that
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    #12 Jersey

    Well, since the players, fans, and media all pretty much hate the idea, why not force it through?

    There had better be a sh!tload of changes to roster and injury rules.
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    #87 Jersey

    So that means we'll have 2 more game threads of real games ... :bricks:
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    Now I would never wish it on anyone, especially a player I respect as much as Manning, but through sheer irony this just screams as a set up for a huge injury to Manning in a meaningless game.
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    No Jersey Selected

    The fans say they hate it (and I'm one of them), but they're sure as hell going to watch it. The league knows this and so do the fans.
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    #87 Jersey


    The last pre season game will still find a way to suck.
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    +1. Once 2-and-18 has been implemented and around for a while, fans will look at the days of 4-and-16 the way we look at the days of 6-and-14: A what-were-they-thinking anachronism.
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    I will boycott week 7 and 13. I've never been a fan of those weeks anyway
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    I am deeply concerned by Roger Goodell's judgement.

    The 18 game schedule, away games in London, inconsistent punishment system, etc.

    He's destroying the league, and we won't realize it until several years from now, the same way the NHL looks back and realizes it screwed up but didn't know it at the time.
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    Don't lock yourself in so soon! Just boycott whichever weeks the Pats have their byes. :D
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    #12 Jersey

    I'm okay with it if each team gets two byes.
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    The NFL is stronger now than it has been in decades, perhaps even stronger than ever. So, with all due respect, it is silly to say Goodell is "destroying the league."

    Of course, the players and owners may seriously damage the league over the next 12 months or so... and Goodell's tenure may very well be defined during that time period. But thus far, he has proven to be a very good commissioner.
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    IMHO, it is a no brainer that teams will get an additional bye, as well as expanded rosters. I also would not be surprised to see a revised "injured reserve" where a player can be placed on the IR list for a limited period instead of it automatically being season ending.
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    #12 Jersey

    This! And I want a month long IR type rule, a larger gameday roster...

    And also, honestly, they should dissolve up to 4 franchises (I know it will never happen).
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    They better take 2 preseason games off the schedule then. This move is purely greed at work.
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    The quality of these games will go down because great players will miss more games.
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    what i am going to hate is what if a team clinches week 14 or 15 and now has to waste 3-4 weeks and allow other teams (jets) to sneak into the playoffs again
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    This just means a walkout is even closer
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