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NFL Owners Meeting in ATL: Playoff expansion to be discussed...***Vote Postponed***

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 19, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    daniel kaplan ‏@dkaplanSBJ 15m
    Workers comp was one of the two issues, the other HGH, that players and owners could not resolve in '11 CBA. Since, owners have won a ....
    ...series of legal and political victories on the worker comp issue. Clearly NFLPA sees that happening again in La., and wants to stop it

    daniel kaplan ‏@dkaplanSBJ 5m
    Jerry jones, in response to a question on if NFLPA needed to approve expanded playoffs, responded, "not to my knowledge."

    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 4m
    Asked #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones if union needs to sign off on playoff expansion: “Not to my knowledge.” See @AlbertBreer’s feed for context


    Albert Breer ‏@AlbertBreer 16m
    Building off the report from @TomPelissero, I'm told the union is prepared to try and stop playoff expansion over the workers comp issue.
    The NFL hasn't presented the union with any proposal on playoff expansion. Absent a resolution on workers comp, those could be non-starters.
    Saw Jerry Jones said in Atlanta that he doesn't think the NFLPA has to sign off on playoff expansion. I can tell you the union disagrees.
    The union's view on this is that added playoff games would constitute a change in working conditions, and thus must go thru them.

    Stephen Holder ‏@HolderStephen 4m
    Jerry Jones is here at Atlanta owners meetings and says he thinks there is wide support for playoff expansion. Too early to predict a vote
  2. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Terrible idea.
  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Ill start it by saying "playoff expansion is going to ruin the game" lol
  4. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Expansion is going to happen. 7 teams per conf. Only the top seed gets a first round bye. So 14 of the 32 teams make the playoffs.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Wide Support........... I tell you.

    OK.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Jerry needs to visit the CZ more often.

    Memo to Jerry:

    Just say NO.
  7. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    No complaints from me. Let's get that 18 game season going too.
  8. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    The expansion will be approved because Goodell has the power!!!

    He really doesn't but the blame must stay fresh.
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  9. bracey

    bracey Active Member

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    18 relatively meaningless regular season matches where almost 50% of the teams get in the playoffs anyway! Feel the excitement!
  10. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully if they do a playoff expansion it will have standards like minimum of 10 wins or 9-7 with a top 10 defense or offense and not just let teams in for the sake of pandering to the casual fan.
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  11. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    More playoff games would be great. Hidebound tradition is the only argument against them and what it does is stop 10-6 teams from missing the playoffs.
    Hoov and jobberone like this.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    yeah sure why even have the regular season in your point of view. Why not let everyone into the playoffs. That is so much simpler.
  13. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    They don't let everyone into the playoffs. They have a full three rounds. And of course there is seeding and home field advantage.

    If a 6-10 team gets in and starts winning you really going to complain of how unfair it is that they got in?
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  14. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    Lets just let everyone in and tell the players, "as long as you tried your best" Its all you need now a days.
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  15. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    too much money passed up for it not to happen... especially since they are looking at expanding too.... just a matter of time...
  16. Jstopper

    Jstopper Active Member

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    Some of you guys are overreacting. It's only 1 more team per conference. Which last year would have been the Cardinals and Steelers. 2 teams that very well did deserve to make the playoffs. How is that letting everyone in and making things washed up? Yet in 08 the Patriots got fleeced when they misses the playoffs at 11-5 or in '10 when the 7-9 seahawks got to make the playoffs because their division was dog crap (btw the same division that holds the almighty unbeatable 49ers and seahawks) Talk about a knee jerk reaction. #Logic
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  17. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    So we're punishing the 2nd-best teams in each conference (since they won't get a bye anymore) and rewarding the 7th-best teams in each conference. AWFUL.
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  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Not really. I read the same thing each time the playoffs got extended throughout history. It's only this or it's only that. Yeah for this time but what about next time? Or the time after that? Or the time after that? Next thing you know there are 12 teams in the playoffs. Next time 14 teams. Next time 16 teams then 18 teams. At some point you have to say enough is enough and we are at that point. Take a historical view of the situation and you will see it's not any kind of overreaction at all.
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  19. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Lets this over with once and for all. Everybody gets in but the last place teams in each division.:eek:

    Winners get a bye:p:p:p
  20. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    And can we get a team in Los Angeles.

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