Get rid of preseason

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  1. malzj

    malzj Seasoned Veteran

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    nkt a knee jerk reaction to McMillan getting hurt.

    College doesn't do it and the game quality doesn't suffer.

    Every team wouldn't be playing preseason so it's not a disadvantage or advantageous for some teams.

    How the teams play in preaseason does not translate the regular season.

    Do scrimmages and joint practices.
     
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    ohall A Miami Dolphins fan, not a players fan.

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    So instead of this injury happening during this pre-season game it would have happened potentially during the 1st regular season game or a joint practice? Sorry doesn't make me feel any better. FYI players get hurting during scrimmages and joint practices all the time. It's a mans game filled with violence and bad intentions. AKA **** is going to happen.
     
  3. MiamiDolfan85

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    No but pre-season should be about 2 games...3 at the most. 4 is just greedy...
     
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    It's not greedy. It's the proving grounds for unknowns and newcomers to the league.
     
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    College usually schedules the first two season games vs. lower level teams. while those games count for the overall record, they are basically a tune-up for the divisional games as well.
     
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    Didn't Tannehill re-injure his knee in practice.? It's a violent game.
     
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    It should be shortened to two games, but not eliminated. Football is a tough sport, people get hurt.
     
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    Didn't it used to be six games?

    Drop to three and have two bye weeks during the regular season.
     
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    i think eventually it will be 2 preseason games and an 18 game regular season...
     
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    You need preseason to play the rookies & weed out who's not cut for the team. But 2 games is enough
     
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    Shorten to 2 games, and play 18 regular season ones - all the while, don't change the playoff format. It would give teams the opportunity to manage their roster when the games actually count. Oh, and start the regular season with 90 guys, but you have to get down to 53 after 2 weeks. While at it, move the PAT back to the 1 yard line. Award 4 points for a FG of 55+ yards. Make a sack worth 1/2 a point for the defense. Eliminate taunting and excessive celebration penalties. Heck, eliminate the refs - they just slow the game down. Charge 10% extra per beer for enemy fans. Anyone wearing a Pats jersey in Hard Rock stadium pays 20% extra. Shoot any kickoff returner who brings the ball out from 5 yards deep unless his team is trailing in the 4th quarter. Award 1 point to the team w the hotter cheerleaders. Give Ryan Tannehill a new knee. Castrate any announcers who verbally felate Matt Ryan without mentioning he holds the dubious distinction of being the QB with the worst choke job in NFC Championship history as well as the Superbowl. Stop the clock when you go out of bounds - no matter the time in the game. Get rid of all conditional rules, such as, "if you fumble forward, you must recover your own fumble if it's within the last 5 minutes of the 1st half or the last 2 minutes of the 2nd half". Admit the "tuck rule" was a farce. Stop asking coaches dumb questions as they run off at half time. Have a sniper take out kickers when the miss from 30 yards and in. Eliminate the "FIRST DOWN" celebration when a receiver catches one when his team is still losing by 30 in the 4th quarter. Make belly shirts illegal for LBs. Make numbers 40-49 illegal for LBs to wear. Eliminate the "instant replay brought to you by Microsoft Surface" in-your-face obnoxiousness - go back to the idiot looking under the hood like he's taking a photo in 1812 - in fact, since there are no refs, have the players huddle around and work it out themselves. Eliminate Gatorade cups unless there is actually Gatorade in there. G2 would count. Make the fins go back to their throwbacks permanently. Put a limit on how long a commissioner can have the job - 8 years max like the president. Fine the patriots a draft pick every time Roger Goodell goes to one of their preseason games. Ban the Jets until they come up with a uniform less ugly to look at. And for ****'s sake - stop injuring our damn players!!! **** you, preseason!!!
     
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    This I agree with. Shorten it, but keep it.

    We need to see players in game action, especially bubble players.
     
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    I agree with shortening it to two games, but you can't eliminate it. Week one would be a horrible showing. Injuries happen, it sucks that so many are happening, but better early than later. It will allow others to work with the units and hopefully gel better than if it were a week 6 injury.
     
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    Reduce maybe, but not eliminate. Perfect time for unproven guys to show staff that they belong on the roster. No coach will be subbing in some unknown guy in a regular season game to see how well he plays. That's why preseason is important.
     
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    We should get rid of practice too because people get hurt in practice as well.
     
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    it takes at least 3 games for an unproven player to show something. Don't confuse football teams for employers in America, who expect their employees to know everything the first day lol. Football players need time to show. Work out the kinks.
     
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    four preseason games were necessary in the 50's when guys didn't work out all year and went to regular jobs in the off season. They now get paid so well, they don't need to work and continue to lift and exercise. I too think it should be two games now.
     
  22. SCLSU Mud Dogs

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    2 preseason games, 18 regular season. Cut down to 53 after week 3 of the regular season.
     
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    Oh goody an 18 game schedule where teams will be eliminated by Week 10 playing for nothing for almost another 10 weeks. Players can't even make it to September let alone into mid January.
     
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    yea.....4 preseason, 16 regular, or 2 preseason, 18 regular. Still 20 games. No final cut down until week 3. Instead of two bye weeks limit players to 16 games played. Make the head coaches like baseball managers. Rest your players according to matchups. Expand the "practice squad" and give the ability to make 2 players untouchables.
     
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    18 REGULAR season games and 2 preseason games very different than 4 preaseason games and 16 regular season games. That's 18 games of everyone actually trying and playing. Yeah it's still 20 games except 18 of them are now for real instead of 16. If they do 18 they need to get rid of Thursday night and London/Mexico games.
     
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    Thursday night games are a ridiculous sh*t show
     
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    The players don't want an 18 game regular season schedule. It was one of the things they fought for during the last players' strike.
     
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    I always wanted to know if they use the same plane when they travel with 90 players (preseason) and when they travel with 53 players. I know Seattle, NE, etc. have their own plane but I think the rest use United Airlines or US airways. I know a dumb question but stilll wanted to know
     
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    A lot of players depend on preseason to try and make rosters.
     
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    If you wait until the regular season to cut down to 53, you are going to run into a cap/financial situation that teams will not want to get into. Too many players contracts will become guaranteed and that will be a problem for teams.
     
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    IMO as a fan I want to see more football that matters. Turn 2 preseason games into regular season games. I think that they should make the roster slightly bigger by Increasing the practice squad and designate X number of practice squad players to be exclusive so they can not be poached.
     
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    Changing the length of the season is silly. Preseason games are practices anyway. If a team doesn't wanna risk a player, don't play him. Same injury could occur during practice. It's part of the game no need to cry
     
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