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#901 n8rockerasu

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:24 PM

They'd basically have to expand the roster if they did something like that. Probably to something like 65-72 players, which is insane.  If they went with 18 games, they'd also have to adopt 2 bye weeks.

 

Having 2 bye weeks would solve the problem anyway...and honestly, I think that's the best solution. I get that the purpose of expanding the NFL schedule to 18 weeks is to make more money, and if teams had 2 bye weeks, they would just be playing the same number of games as they are now. But it would still allow the NFL to make more money because you'd have an extra week of TV coverage, an extra week of rivalry games, etc.

 

Yeah, I guess teams wouldn't reap the benefit of more ticket sales, but if you're having to consider new rules disallowing players from being able to play anyway, I don't really see how much you're accomplishing. Injuries are at an all-time high as it is. That extra bye week would also serve as an extra week of recovery. To me, that's a MUCH better option than nerfing defenses even more with new rules on how they can play the game.

 

I've even seen some arguments for making the pads smaller and not making the helmets out of such hard material as a way to REDUCE injuries because defensive players would be more conscious of how they're going in for a tackle, rather than treating themselves like a human torpedo. The comparison that's always brought up is rugby and how they don't have the same injuries you see in the NFL. It's an interesting discussion, but I think adding a 2nd bye week to an 18 week schedule would do a lot to help on all fronts.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

"After 'giving up' on the season the Browns have won three straight" - every lazy sports writer. It's good seeing the Browns not suck but I wouldn't be surprised if they lost their next four even if they had "the next Tom Brady" playing.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

Every time I think I know how bad the Jags are, somebody brings up a stat that amazes me. The Jags rank 32nd in DVOA (essentially Football WAR). The gap between 32nd and 31st is wider than the gap between 31st and 5th.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:18 PM

Anybody know of any in-game chats this season? Used to rotate among ESPN, SI, and Baltimore Sun CoverItLive chats, but all 3 are gone and their replacements suck horribly.

Also, James Ihedigbo has exceeded all my expectations.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:46 PM

Anybody know of any in-game chats this season? Used to rotate among ESPN, SI, and Baltimore Sun CoverItLive chats, but all 3 are gone and their replacements suck horribly.

Also, James Ihedigbo has exceeded all my expectations.

 

Neogaf has a pretty active NFL/NBA community. I post there just as much as i post here in cag. 

 

EDIT: oops my bad It's not a in-game chat, but a thread just like this. 


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Dan Dierdorf is just an awful, awful commentator.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

God damn...Ryan Fitzpatrick sucks so much. It really tells you how awful the Buffalo Bills are that he started there for three years. Get well soon, Jake.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:42 PM

If I had said this morning that if, by halftime, St. Louis would have twice as many points as Detroit, Green Bay, and New England combined, what would your response be?

EDIT: As much as it sucks having most of the offense coming off of PI calls...I will take it. Ravens need all they can get.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:57 PM

This Bengals/Patriots game has been awesome to watch. It was raining buckets too! The Cincy D just looked nasty today.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

lmao the bungles shitty ass weather just saved their asses.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:13 PM

Oh man Eli Manning reminds me of the first time I tried to play Madden on All Madden difficulty haha.

 

Dammit Ravens. 1 stop would have ended the game.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:22 PM

Dolts with the blatant PI right in front of the official and nothing happens, reminds me of that debacle  of a game vs tennesee last year  where colts got away with murder. Talk about upset sunday



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:36 PM

This Bengals/Patriots game has been awesome to watch. It was raining buckets too! The Cincy D just looked nasty today.

 

Cincy D is really, really good. If their offense starts clicking (and they have the weapons), they could be real contenders.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

Touchdown Dez!

 

Great opening drive for the Cowboys.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

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#916 DNukem170

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:53 PM

If there is one thing Romo does well, it's avoiding a sack.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:09 PM

Romo is playing loose in this game and not scared. It's making a big difference.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

lol claiborne looking like the bust he is.

 

lol i step out for 2 mins, come back and broncos are already leading wtf.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:48 PM

I hope Bill Barnwell rips Simms on Tuesday. You cannot go into any drive against Peyton Manning thinking you will hold him to a field goal. Going for 2 was the right move. Refusing to go for 2 outside of the end of the game means you will never rise above the level of Mike Smith.

Of course, then the Bust picks off Manning.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

Pretty crazy game so far.

 

Edit: TD Witten!



#921 DNukem170

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Those sun beams canNOT be easy to deal with.

And once again, Simms hates 2-pointers. Remind me again why he is CBS' top analyst?

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Those sun beams canNOT be easy to deal with.

 

I was thinking the same thing. I'd always want the roof closed.



#923 DNukem170

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

This game has single-handedly saved a rather boring Sunday for the NFL.

Anybody going to watch Raiders/Chargers?

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

At&t stadium trying to give people seizures with that bullshit.

 

These are some trash tier defenses, great game my ass when you let that happen.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:13 PM

That, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Cowboys "coddle" Dez Bryant.

Denver's D has to be wondering WTF they have to be blinded like that.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:15 PM

What a damn game..



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:17 PM

Denver sure loves to somehow let receivers get completely behind them on long yard bombs



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:27 PM

Goodells dream NFL right here. No defense.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

This is it right here. I don't see the Cowboys stopping Manning if he gets the ball back.

 

Edit: I was waiting for the interception



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

Dammit, Romo!