INDIANAPOLIS -- Bill Polian says the 18-game NFL season is a done deal.
During Monday night's weekly radio show, the Indianapolis Colts' president called it a "fait accompli" and said the debate is over. Polian is a member of the league's competition committee and has worked in the league office.
Polian is concerned that getting rid of two preseason games to expand the regular season from 16 to 18 games will cost coaches and team officials opportunities to evaluate rookies. The solution, Polian said, might be hooking up with nearby teams for combined practices or controlled scrimmages.
League owners and the commissioner have expressed support for an expanded regular-season schedule, but they haven't said a decision has been made.
Even though it's a drag to sit through 4 weeks of meaningless football, I feel like extending the season by 2 weeks will be bad for the player's healths, meaningfulness of each game as teams can afford to lose more and the season records will probably be shattered more.