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#1 ladypanther

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

http://www.upi.com/b.../6391360621662/


Canadian dimentions safer he says.

#2 Gucci Mane

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

I agree.. i say make em wider, but keep the endzones at ten yards

#3 SCP

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Canadian football is safer because it has a larger proportion of smaller and slower white guys playing. Slower and weaker players means less impact when colliding.

Big, strong, fast dudes colliding at extremely high G's is why the NFL is more dangerous. You want to make it safer? Take away weight lifting and summer workouts. Make the guys work summer jobs like they did 25 years ago in the offseason. Human strength and conditioning is outpacing the evolution of our skulls to withstand the impacts.

Polian needs to disappear.

#4 pepaw

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

It's a dumb idea, ^^^ the safety issue brought up by SCP and the NFL is already putting up a crazy amount of points as it is.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

is polian all of a sudden getting louder or just dumber?

#6 Mother Grabber

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

there may be reasons lobby for changing the size of the field, but safety ain't one of them. A bigger field won't change the size of the LB coming to lay you out.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

God, I hate Polian more every day.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

What I keep seeing being neglected in this discussion is just how close this would make the side walls to the sidelines in some stadiums... coaches and players would be crammed on the sideline, and if someone is running too fast on their way out of bounds... *smack* right into the wall. Gus Frerotte style.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

88-72 games! More offense! More money!

#10 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Why not convert to 8 man teams. Less players on the field = less injuries. It's science.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Or just go ahead and make it like 7 on 7 tournaments. Thanks Polian! You out of touch old fart.

#12 Cary Kollins

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Sure let's just change the field size to this:


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Cam = even more unstoppable.

And since we are doing this for safety, why not add a couple more guys on offense. That'll cut down on the violent hits.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Canadian football is safer because it has a larger proportion of smaller and slower white guys playing. Slower and weaker players means less impact when colliding.

Big, strong, fast dudes colliding at extremely high G's is why the NFL is more dangerous. You want to make it safer? Take away weight lifting and summer workouts. Make the guys work summer jobs like they did 25 years ago in the offseason. Human strength and conditioning is outpacing the evolution of our skulls to withstand the impacts.

Polian needs to disappear.


This wasn't Polian's idea.

And yeah, right, have them work summer jobs and lift weights less. Good luck with that.

#14 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Wrap all the players in plastic bubble wrap. Problem solved.



#15 Pejorative Miscreant

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

What I keep seeing being neglected in this discussion is just how close this would make the side walls to the sidelines in some stadiums... coaches and players would be crammed on the sideline, and if someone is running too fast on their way out of bounds... *smack* right into the wall. Gus Frerotte style.


In addition to this, if you look on an NFL field there isn't a lot of real estate available. Does this mean some teams have to reorganize, remove seats, ect... I really dont know.

I personally think they should use the preseason for at least 1 or 2 years to try out radical changes such as this before they implement on a large scale. If they do something like this they could assess and weigh the decisions via some sort of formal process before screwing an entire season.


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