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    OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs



    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...nding-playoffs

    Just another way Goodell is ruining football IMO. If this were too happen the playoffs would be severly watered down.

    If the playoffs were to start today with a 16 team format these teams would be in: Washington, Dallas, Cincy and the Jets.

    St Louis, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Cleveland, San Diego, Buffalo, and Miami would only be one game out.

    The first round would be just as meaningless as the NBA first round.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    If they can't extend the season it is a sneaky way to get more $$$. I bet it happens.




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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    If they can't extend the season it is a sneaky way to get more $$$. I bet it happens.
    Good point.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    I'm not a Goodell guy but this mandate is coming from the owners, not Goodell:

    https://twitter.com/BlogAndTackle/st...31522513498112

    Potential NFL playoff expansion is idea of the 32 owners, NOT Roger Goodell. More revenue opps & playoff chances. RG just messenger.




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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    I am ok with 14 teams but that's as far as I am willing to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    I'm not a Goodell guy but this mandate is coming from the owners, not Goodell:

    https://twitter.com/BlogAndTackle/st...31522513498112
    Goodell acts on behalf of the owner. He's their face / voice.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Goodell acts on behalf of the owner. He's their face / voice.
    I'd say it's more apt to describe him as their employee in regards to decisions like this, even though he has power over them in regards to decisions like player discipline. Even if he thinks it's a terrible idea, he really isn't in position to refuse. They have the ability to remove him from his job IIRC.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    14 teams means best team in each conference gets a bye.
    16 teams means no one gets a bye.

    Not sure which I like better. Probably 14 teams.




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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Goodell acts on behalf of the owner. He's their face / voice.
    Yep. The Commissioner is selected by the owners to push their agendas.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I am ok with 14 teams but that's as far as I am willing to go.



    Goodell acts on behalf of the owner. He's their face / voice.
    But much like the president, sometimes he'll be their mouthpiece and sometimes he'll push his own agenda.




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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    If they can't extend the season it is a sneaky way to get more $$$. I bet it happens.
    Yup. It means at least 2 more high revenue playoff games. Watch Goodell decide they should be on a neutral field and played in London for even more bucks.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    I was listening to NFL Radio on Sirius this morning and they brought this up. The two hosts (I forget their names) were just hating the idea.

    My immediate thought was the NHL and how exciting their playoffs became when they expanded them. I was sold on the 14 team idea after that.

    I'd be ok with this move and a 2x18 schedule only if ....

    1. A second bye week is added.
    2. Roster are expanded to compensate for injury
    3. Players are compensated for the extra games.

    All three need to happen or else I don't think it helps the game or is fair to the players.
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    Re: OT - Goodell considering expanding playoffs

    So, almost half of the teams in the league make the playoffs? Sort of diminishes the importance of the regular season doesn't it?




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