Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:On paper we do, but for strategic purposes, 21 additionally dressed players (I'm subtracting the punter, the kicker, and the long-snapper) is not enough. If you consider our back up runningbacks (3), back up receivers (5), back up defensive-backs (5), and back-up linebackers (4), that only allows us FOUR players to back up our offensive and defensive lineman.
Allow me to restate this, I wish the NFL allowed more players on a given roster so teams could have 1-backup per starting position that does not compromise a team's ability to run special strategic packages (e.g., Empty sets on offense or nickel/dime/quarter packages on defense).
should've been negotiated into the CBA a couple years back to up the roster limit to at least 60 players TBPH IMHO....
I have always felt it was stupid that you cant dress the whole active roster...I get having the practic squad unable to dress, but if you are on the actual damn team you should be able to suit up for game day.
You can't have it so you dress the entire team because if you have five players injured and the other team doesn't, they get an extra 5 player advantage on game day. It's competitively not fair. Otherwise you have to stick players that could return this season on injured reserve just because you need to fill your active roster