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Old 02-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Could there be an NFL field change on the horizon? With all the concern lately about concussions and various injuries with so many NFL players, it's being rumored that a field change may be ahead.

According to the inquisitr, the league may be considering expanding the width of the field from 160 feet to 195 feet from sideline-to-sideline. The extra 35 feet would make the width the same measurements that the Canadian Football League uses and league officials believe that it could make football a safer game.

http://www.examiner.com/article/nfl-...-player-safety

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ty-precautions

The National Football League has made player safety one of its top priorities and the move to a safer game reportedly yielded the suggestion that the league consider changing the playing field to a CFL-style design.

According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, the NFLís competition committee has already discussed the matter and could do so again this year:
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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It'd mean a shift to speedier, breakaway guys that could take advantage of the space and there'd be more homerun plays so the league would probably benefit from it.
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the CFL also has 12 men on the field.

Not sure how many of these new monster stadiums have the room to accommodate the bigger field. Somewhere in between would be good
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the CFL also has 12 men on the field.

Not sure how many of these new monster stadiums have the room to accommodate the bigger field. Somewhere in between would be good
Hmm... so rather than trying to accommodate a larger field in the existing stadiums, removing one guy from the field would have the same impacts. Surely that guy would be something deep in the secondary so it'd lighten the over the middle hits.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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Hmm... so rather than trying to accommodate a larger field in the existing stadiums, removing one guy from the field would have the same impacts. Surely that guy would be something deep in the secondary so it'd lighten the over the middle hits.

I say do it, good by Raheem!
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I say do it, good by Raheem!
Raheem doesn't hit anyone. The league wants MORE of him, not less.
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It would put the fans further away from the action.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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It would put the fans further away from the action.
Not sure if serious...
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Hmm... so rather than trying to accommodate a larger field in the existing stadiums, removing one guy from the field would have the same impacts. Surely that guy would be something deep in the secondary so it'd lighten the over the middle hits.
Why do you think teams would remove a safety? I figured they would remove a LB or DLine.
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Why do you think teams would remove a safety? I figured they would remove a LB or DLine.
Just because his role is to be there when others break down and miss an opportunity. The LBs all have distinct and direct roles. Can you imagine trying to stop a running game with only 2 LBs on a widened field? Your DBs better be great tacklers.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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Just leave the damn game alone already...this isn't nascar, rules don't have to change every year.
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**** No. It's gonna be like the CFL. So gay, and every team is going to score 60 points.
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That would be lame.
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I like my idea better.
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**** No. It's gonna be like the CFL. So gay, and every team is going to score 60 points.
And we would have to have at least 4 teams named Rough Riders.
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It would only be worthwhile if they also implement the Rouge.
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Rahim hit the ground with his ass on that last play.
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