Goodell wants to expand playoffs?
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:31 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
All the people that are saying if Goodell is doing this, how come he doesn't suggest 18-20 teams to make the playoffs is crazy. That would ruin the game and you are cutting down your own argument with stupid remarks like that.
Oh..and lol to all the people whose vaginas are getting tight over this.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
Part of what makes March Madness possibly the most exciting playoff in sports is the possibility of the underdogs unexpectedly beating the teams who weren't supposed to be beaten.
An example in the NFL as that sub .500 Seahawks team beating the favored Saints in he playoffs 2 years ago. Now tell me you didn't like that fellow Panthers fans.
And more optimism... With the subpar coaches we keep hiring, we could still make it with our late season streak of meaningless wins.
Theoretically, I also think it will make the regular season much more exciting because teams would still be playing as hard in week 16 as they were in week 1 if more teams have a chance to make it in.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:47 PM
I'm still skeptical with Goodell at the helm, though.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:52 PM
again a sign that people aren't paying attention...just going with the blind rage.
goodell isn't proposing the elimination of kickoffs. he stated that a coach, schiano, was proposing it and was using that as an example of the type of things that the league would look at when they go in for their post season meetings...just like they do every year. he wasn't advocating it. he was asked about things the league was looking at and he threw that out there.
and rule changes have ALWAYS been a part of the game. the game is constantly evolving and growing and it always has. get over it.
Normally, rayzor, I agree with you, and this kickoff thing, I only read 3 sentences of 4 articles and dismissed the idea. This isnt blind rage, this is me disagreeing with the current commissioner of teh NFL. I do not think that moving the kickoff 5yds or eliminating them all together is in the best interest of the game. I doubt that adding anymore games is in teh best interest of player safety, neither is more playoff games. Like I said, if it aint broke.... What is wrong with the current playoff scenario that would deem changing it?
If the rules are changed to protect the players or the game, to eliminate bad calls(need them ref's to step up), to make it a better experience for everybody, then I am on board. I just do not think some of the things Goodell does reflect those intentions...
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:55 PM
8-8 teams have made it in the current format. It can happen now. And some of those teams made runs in the playoffs.
Where is the challenge in making the playoffs if every other team makes it in? It should be a challenge to make the playoffs. Essentially by having a 16 team playoff, if you make it to 8-8, odds are, you will make the playoffs. Since when is it OK to strive for a mediocre record?
I'm for it because of all of the seasons that we have sucked early on because coaches didn't get our guys ready to play until we were 1-5 and then we streak to 7-9 or 8-8. Some of those teams could've made a run in the playoffs. To me, that makes the playoffs even more exciting.
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