No, the 4 preseason games are important to the guy's jockeying a roster spot. The move to 2 preseason game's would result in starters dominating most of the playing time, other smaller name players would suffer.
Only thing I would change is get rid of 1 preseason game. Definitely 2 if they go to 18 games but as much as I like more football the quality will go down. Guys who play almost every snap like Justin will be dead by the time playoffs roll around. That or they will start pulling starters with 2 games left and those last few weeks the quality will go down unless there are divisions/seeds still to be won. I would think all the non playoff teams would pack it in.
I wonder how players felt about going to 16 games from 14 in 1976....
That would be most telling, because humans have a great way of adapting. A lot of it is mental.
Having said that....I say stick with 16 games, even as much as I love football to death. Only way I think I could approve of 18 games is to increase the roster count by a few players so if you're 13-2 after 15 games, maybe you can put in some backups to key players early.
keep it at 16.Injuries are already a big issue for a lot of teams. I can just see it getting worse if the season went longer. Also I can see even more meaningless games in the last few weeks. As the bad teams would have nothing to play for for a lot longer period of time.
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