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Old 01-09-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Well, i think ACTIVE roster expansion is a given if the schedule is increased to 18 games like i think it will be.. probably 3 to 5 more ACTIVE players on each roster.. per game. Keep in mind that there are 53 players on the roster yet only 45 can be active. They could simply increase the Active roster without actually increasing the number of players getting paid.
exactly...then its up to the coaches to properly use the roster.

 
Old 01-09-2014, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Every team in the league had 16 games (read: Chances) to win enough to reach the playoffs. Every wild card team had 16 chances to be the division winner for its division. Every wild card team had 2 chances to knock off whatever team won its division.

Just because a 9-7 team hosts a 10-6 team in the playoffs doesn't mean the formula is flawed. The league rewards division winners, otherwise it's a bit pointless to even have divisions.
First a couple years ago it was the 7-9 Seahawks getting a home playoff game against 11-5 NO. Then this year, you had a 8-7-1 GB team hosting a playoff game versus the 12-4 49ers. Just because they won a weak division..

The league should reward division winners, but only with access to the playoffs..not with home playoff games over teams that have superior records..

The seeding in the NFC this year should have looked like this:

1. Seattle 13-3
2. Carolina 12-4
3. 49ers 12-4
4. New Orleans 11-5
5. Philadelphia 10-6
6. Packers 8-7-1
 
Old 01-09-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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First a couple years ago it was the 7-9 Seahawks getting a home playoff game against 11-5 NO. Then this year, you had a 8-7-1 GB team hosting a playoff game versus the 12-4 49ers. Just because they won a weak division..

The league should reward division winners, but only with access to the playoffs..not with home playoff games over teams that have superior records..

The seeding in the NFC this year should have looked like this:

1. Seattle 13-3
2. Carolina 12-4
3. 49ers 12-4
4. New Orleans 11-5
5. Philadelphia 10-6
6. Packers 8-7-1
I disagree on the value of winning your division. This is something people will argue but doubt it will be changed..
 
Old 01-09-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I don't think you'll see changes, especially on the divisions. It happens as stated, Seahawks got in and beat Saints when they were a 7-9 team after the 2010 season. Saints had a much better record and if they had the home game probably would have won it. How bad was the NFC West if a 7-9 team took the division? This year the NFC North wasn't great but it was a 3 way race until the end. Why change it?
 
Old 01-09-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Why doesnt he just pull a NY Yankee BUY ME A PLAYOFF team because I deserve it?

Poor Jerry needs to get him a real QB and a real coach and shut the heck up.


Why add more teams, his Slowboys will just get beat in the first game anyway.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Why doesnt he just pull a NY Yankee BUY ME A PLAYOFF team because I deserve it?
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Because the Salary CAP wont let him!

I have no doubt that if there were no NFL Salary Cap, Jerry would have bought himself at least a playoff team.. no guarantees they could win it all, but they would at least get to the playoffs..
 
Old 01-10-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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The NFL playoff system is perfect.

The regular season is heavily weighted toward division opponents, so division winners are given priorities. The best two of them in each conference earn a bye.

Expand the field to 16 teams and divisions become meaningless. Has there ever been a year since 2002 (when the NFL expanded to its current alignment/schedule) that a division winner wasn't one of the top 8 teams in a conference? Even when Seattle won the NFC West with a 7-9 record they were #8 in the conference.

But it's probably inevitable. The owners eyes will sparkle at the thought of four more games to sell (tickets and rights).

And after all, by limiting it to 12 teams, this year we missed out on such scintillating first-round matchups as Chicago at Seattle and Miami at Denver...
 
Old 01-10-2014, 04:21 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Originally Posted by Upton View Post
First a couple years ago it was the 7-9 Seahawks getting a home playoff game against 11-5 NO. Then this year, you had a 8-7-1 GB team hosting a playoff game versus the 12-4 49ers. Just because they won a weak division..

The league should reward division winners, but only with access to the playoffs..not with home playoff games over teams that have superior records..

The seeding in the NFC this year should have looked like this:

1. Seattle 13-3
2. Carolina 12-4
3. 49ers 12-4
4. New Orleans 11-5
5. Philadelphia 10-6
6. Packers 8-7-1
If you're not going to respect divisions, I'd rather just have the teams with the best records in the playoffs. In which case, the Packers come off the tail end of that list and the 10-6 Cardinals get the last spot. But then again, I think winning a division, even a weak one, is something the league should continue to respect. I'm glad to hear Goodell indicate there is no traction to reformatting the playoff seeds.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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Totally against adding playoff teams. Heck, I think there are probably too many teams in the NBA and NHL Playoffs...especially this season where the East is really going to look bad in the NBA.

Tough break for the Cardinals this season, the Giants and Bucs a couple of seasons ago and the Brady-less Pats of recent memory. But I agree with others here: Divisions should be important, or why have them?

Sure, Arizona would get in this year if you expanded the playoffs, but that doesn't happen every year. We would probably get some really bad teams in on most years. How about 2011 in the NFC? The seventh seed would have been a competition between Philly, Chicago, Dallas and Arizona; all 8-8 and none deserving of a spot.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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Totally against adding playoff teams. Heck, I think there are probably too many teams in the NBA and NHL Playoffs...especially this season where the East is really going to look bad in the NBA.

Tough break for the Cardinals this season, the Giants and Bucs a couple of seasons ago and the Brady-less Pats of recent memory. But I agree with others here: Divisions should be important, or why have them?

Sure, Arizona would get in this year if you expanded the playoffs, but that doesn't happen every year. We would probably get some really bad teams in on most years. How about 2011 in the NFC? The seventh seed would have been a competition between Philly, Chicago, Dallas and Arizona; all 8-8 and none deserving of a spot.
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