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Goodell wants to expand playoffs?

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Proudiddy    9,510

I find it funny that even players are thinking PROFESSIONALS would be cool with losing half of their games just because they expand the playoffs. Doesn't everyone that makes it to that level want to be the best? Isn't that how they got there?

Secondly, I'm a Allen fan, but his reasoning leaves something to be desired here... Comparing football to the MLB and NBA in your defense of not expanding the playoffs? Uhh... Guess what? 16 games isn't much time to jack around regardless of whether it's 12 or 14 teams getting in. There is a huge difference between 16 (or 18 games) versus 82 and 100+. What I'm saying is, every game will still count.

And he's completely neglecting the potential of how much more exciting the playoffs would be when you factor in the potential for upsets. It will also draw in more fans because more teams will be in it.

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Munch4455    70

how much more does it "damage the sport" when a 7-9 team gets in just because they were the turd that floated to the top of their division.

what makes more sense, allowing another team with a winning record to enter the playoffs and provide more quality competition or maintaining the status quo where it's possible for a 10 win team to sit at home come playoff time while a 7-9 team gets to keep on playing?

You speak of the Seahaws like it happens every year with a team below .500 sneaks into the playoffs bc they have a terrible division. Only 3 times since '82 have teams made the playoffs with a sub .500 record. 2 of them were 1982 when the season was shortened to 9 games and 2 4-5 teams made it in. It was an anomaly, nothing more.

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rayzor    10,313

You speak of the Seahaws like it happens every year with a team below .500 sneaks into the playoffs bc they have a terrible division. Only 3 times since '82 have teams made the playoffs with a sub .500 record. 2 of them were 1982 when the season was shortened to 9 games and 2 4-5 teams made it in. It was an anomaly, nothing more.

it's still a flawed system that really is no better than the one being suggested, in fact the one suggested could very well be an improvement...but we don't want that, do we? we've got to resist change.

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beastson    4,335

I agree with Goodell here

But are there any players that agree with anything he wants? Lol

Probably besides cutting preseason

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rayzor    10,313

I agree with Goodell here

But are there any players that agree with anything he wants? Lol

Probably besides cutting preseason

the ones who get into the playoffs when they wouldn't have the year before will agree with it.

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Sword    44

rather have 16 team playoffs then 18 game season, if that is the choice we are having to make here. Goodell seems to want more games either way. Of course this probably also means the London and LA expansion team are not far behind either.

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rayzor    10,313

the funny thing about all this whining and bitching about adding a couple playoff teams...just how many playoff games will it add?

if it's expanding to 14 we're talking about 2 added playoff games. that's it. one in each conference and the only one who gets a bye is the one team at the top.

i'm not sure what all the hub bub is.

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I think the dogfight for the only Bye at the top of the conference would certainly make the last weeks of the season interesting. Right now, we have teams that have divisions locked up and as long as they coast they will still have their Byes while not playing fully during the regular season. It will fix two problems at once imo. More competition from the top tier teams late in the season for the 1 bye slot and make those games at the end of the season more exciting for fans.

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Mr. Scot    34,531

how much more does it "damage the sport" when a 7-9 team gets in just because they were the turd that floated to the top of their division.

what makes more sense, allowing another team with a winning record to enter the playoffs and provide more quality competition or maintaining the status quo where it's possible for a 10 win team to sit at home come playoff time while a 7-9 team gets to keep on playing?

Here's the thing. You don't need to expand the playoffs to fix that problem.

Just change the seeding system so that the six teams with the best records get in rather than doing it by division winners and wild cards.

That idea's been floated before too.

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iamhubby1    2,895

Here's the thing. You don't need to expand the playoffs to fix that problem.

Just change the seeding system so that the six teams with the best records get in rather than doing it by division winners and wild cards.

That idea's been floated before too.

A Division winner deserves to make the Playoffs. That is still the number one goal. Win your Division.

14 team playoff seems like a prefect match for a 17 game schedule. With 3 preseason games.

Goodall is not just a figurehead. But that is his main job.

More playoff teams mean more playoff fans. That is good for football.

Arguing about hypotheticals is a battle that cannot be won. But please, don't let it stop y'all.

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iamhubby1    2,895

the funny thing about all this whining and bitching about adding a couple playoff teams...just how many playoff games will it add?

if it's expanding to 14 we're talking about 2 added playoff games. that's it. one in each conference and the only one who gets a bye is the one team at the top.

i'm not sure what all the hub bub is.

Desention in the ranks. Who'd a thunk it?

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