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NFL has considered widening the playing field 35 feet

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by cowboy_ron, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    The NFL reportedly might consider widening the playing field to Canadian Football League standards, a drastic idea that would be one of the bigger rules changes the game has seen in a long time – if it comes to pass.
    The National Football Post reported that the league has talked about widening the field sideline-to-sideline from 160 feet to 195 feet, which is the CFL standard, and the league might look into the idea again this offseason.

  2. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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    I imagine the owners will make this DOA if they have to spend millions to remodel their stadiums and more concerned with season suiteboxes.

    Don't we have enough offense already?
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Not in favor of this change.
  4. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    hey guys we got a great product with a few flaws, Lets ignore the flaws and change stuff that doesnt really matter"

    Great idea huh?
  5. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    They don't need to widen the playing field, but they do need to widen the sidelines if they are serious about safety!

    With the speed of the game guys are always hitting the edge and getting run out of bounds, putting people standing on he sideline at risk for a big hit. That security guard getting hurt, at the pro bowl I think, should be the last straw.
  6. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    If this happens I will seriously consider not watching the NFL.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Arena football incoming in 3..2...1...
  8. ROUSH8692

    ROUSH8692 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no!!!!!!! Not you Lonestar94, whatever will the NFL do?
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's an issue with the sideline. Move those people.
  10. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    There would be a lot more to join me.
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Not in favor.
  12. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    yeah like you and anybody else will stop the NFL from cashing in. People will still watch, and like/deal with it.
  13. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    If this game turns into flag football I will not like/deal with it. Widening the field is just the beginning.
  14. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is a good idea
  15. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    This aint the CFL!!!
  16. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Never happen.
  17. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    This would not be an insignificant change. We are talking about adding some 12 yards to the width of the field. Doing so would make it WAY easier for receivers to get open b/c corners would not be able to use the sideline as an extra defender.

    It's just another move that caters to the fantasy football crowd, is a money grabber, and alienates lots of football fans.
  19. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    But a lot of the fans are the fantasy football crowd and it grows every year.
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    If this happens, put an asterik beside every offensive record set or broken from here on out.

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