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Polian says that NFL should consider a wider field

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/11/polian-raises-possibility-of-widening-the-field/
  • Chief
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That would equal more running space, more points, more big plays and more highlights. They are not worried about safety or improving the game, they want to attract more people (non-football fans) and make more money.
[ Edited by Chief on Feb 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM ]
that was exactly my thinking, bigger plays, bigger attraction, bigger money. What better way to implement than to hide behind player safety
Misleading thread is misleading.

The NFL is NOT considering this, Bill Polian simply mentioned it.
  • mod
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who comes up with these ideas? Its not exciting when its the norm...

does anybody here actually give a s**t about arena football? because thats about as exciting as it gets.
Oh nice, we want to be like the CFL.
What about all the billion dollar stadiums that were already built with the present width? You want them to do hundreds of millions of renovations? LMJ and Kaep like this idea. Ginn too on returns. Speed would become more important and power less.
Where does it say the NFL is considering it??
Originally posted by Janitor:
Misleading thread is misleading.

The NFL is NOT considering this, Bill Polian simply mentioned it.

Yeah, HORRIBLE thread title. An owner bouncing a crazy idea off the wall is not the NFL considering something.

They will never widen the field. You change dimensions now, and every record becomes obsolete. Different game entirely.

Owners should be trying to get the league to extend the goal posts about 3-4 feet higher at the top. A kicker can only kick a ball so high. About 3-4 feet would completely eliminate any borderline in/out FG calls.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Feb 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM ]
It's locked. Where do we discuss potential rule changes?
Originally posted by TheWooLick:
It's locked. Where do we discuss potential rule changes?

they cant change the field
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
they cant change the field

Not enough room at all stadiums to lose 17.5' per sideline?
  • Jcool
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There is no "potential rule change" with this.
Originally posted by Jcool:
There is no "potential rule change" with this.

Why lock the thread? What is the fear?
I am fine with a moderated board but I don't think these board needs to be facilitated.
[ Edited by TheWooLick on Feb 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM ]