Should the NFL have more than 53 players per team?

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Should NFL teams have more than a 53 Man Roster?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
  3. Only if they add more games to the Regular season

    3 vote(s)
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  1. brady199

    brady199 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I've been thinking that they should for a while now, esp. with how football has changed, everyone seems to have a specialty. I guess thats where the Pats usually have an edge, by having so many versitale players.

    There's too many injurys happening now and it would benfit all teams to have more depth learning their systems, and ready to go.

    Adding a few more spots wouldn't cost all that much either.
  2. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

    how could they do this without adjusting the salary cap? If they move the cap up, teams like the Pats could add an extra superstar and keep the roster lower than the rest of the league, no?
  3. eastsrule

    eastsrule On the Roster

    Keep it at 53. It is a good number.

    Teams actually have to make difficult decisions and sometimes smart teams can capitilise.
  4. brady199

    brady199 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    you couldn't fit a superstar on your team, with a few minimum salary contracts being wiped off the team
  5. Mr.Muhozi

    Mr.Muhozi Practice Squad Player

    it makes it tougher for teams to pick the best 53, sleeper pick ups can be found in free agency, i would only like for the size to increase if more games were played, 16 is not enough, not when they're 38 premier league, 82 NBA and 162 baseball games a season
  6. Lampshade

    Lampshade Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I've always been for increasing the roster sizes, but Belichick's point that it would lead to too many specialised roles has convinced me I was wrong. It would ultimately end up hurting guys like Ventrone and Slater.
  7. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    #22 Jersey

    I voted yes but I don't think it should be in the sense this guy says.

    I just think that you should have more ability to develope rookies. Maybe something like a red shirt for 3-5 rooks (not IR something where they can practice and develope). Or maybe just a few spots that are not at risk on the practice squad.

    I just think there are a lot of players who could use a few years to develope and would be fine instead they are out of a job.
  8. brady199

    brady199 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    If your a smart team, and scouting, and developing players is a strength, then I would think a bigger roster would benifit you.
  9. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

    The Pats are the best team in the league and have been top 3-5 for going on 8 years now. Adding roster depth isn't something the Pats need, and it would only increase parity by covering up dumb decisions other teams make that BB/Pioli don't/ Don't fix what isn't broken.
  10. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    55 would be nice IMO ... every team could keep a few of those special teams lunatics that us fans love to watch.
  11. Yes, you should have as many as the team can afford. But have a limit to how many you can dress.
  12. Zeke_Mowatt

    Zeke_Mowatt Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You aren't wrong but at the same time, a practice squad that wasn't based around players who could clear waivers (i.e. a developmental practice squad you could designate without cutting) but carried the same (or similar) pay scale would be a very similar function to NFL Europe without the "hey this is bleeding us all dry" pricetag that NFLE carried.
  13. the Patriot

    the Patriot On the Game Day Roster

    Isn't the salary cap going away soon anyway?
  14. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    i do not think they should, and i do not think they should extend the season either. there are enough games and enough players getting hurt over the 16 they already play. plus adding more games will make increase the chances of 72 miami being the only unbeaten team forver
  15. Taxed in Maine

    Taxed in Maine On the Game Day Roster

    If they stay at 16 games I don't think there should be an expanded roster, but...

    I would like to see the end of the idiotic 45 man gameday active roster. You have 53 guys - you play 53 guys, period.

    I would like to see some type of protection for guys that you are going to designate to the PS. Basically they wouldn't have to clear waivers. Maybe just for guys your team has drafted, or 5 of the 8 spots are 'protected'.

    The last thing I would like to see is some type of 'disabled list'. Maybe 3 weeks. Say tedy sprains his ankle and will miss a couple games, he goes on the DL, and you may only promote someone from your PS to take his spot. (No calling seau to get off his surf board) Then after the 3 weeks the PS player can go back to the PS without clearing waivers.

  16. PatriotNMP43

    PatriotNMP43 On the Game Day Roster

    Yes, absolutely, 57 sounds about right.
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