What would the NFL Commissioner and NFLPA do if a coach felt that His team was just not conditioned enough, wasn't in football-shape, or any other reasonably legitimate reason to keep his team from taking on possibly season/career ending injuries? If they fined the team, would it be worth the dollars and cents of ot all to give those players more time to get healthy/in football shape. What is the cost attrtibuted to a player's medical expenses, franchise worth, and ineffectiveness to the team once the regular season starts. I've said it before that preseason is dangerously important/unimportant, but dangerous nevertheless! Stronger/healthier teams have the advantage of inflicting serious damager to weaker opponents -- taking out key players that they will not meet again during regular season -- thereby reducing another threat to their chances of advancing to the playoffs (I'm Not saying that this a strategy that any team management/coaching staff with ethics would apply; but what about individual players?). Stay with me on this ... I'd like to see a short scrimmage between one or team teams, perhaps the half the time of a regular game. Or, perhaps a contest against opposing team's QB/Receivers (one receiver against one corner/safety), offensive vs defensive strategies against a run/pass play. Defensive teams sprint contests, QB accuracy/distance contests, kicker/foeld goal ranges, etc. Short of being eliminated from the upcoming season, if I were a coach, I'd consider sitting out a preseason game or two in the name of health. Once regular season starts, it's survival of the fittest! There will still be injuries, but Not as many under the current preseason rules of conflict/contact (perhaps the rules of contact should be explored during preseason).