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  • #10334
    NortyFiner
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    It got surprisingly little fanfare, at least to me, that the NFL has approved playing a 17 game season in 2021, at the cost of playing only three preseason games to maintain compliance with the 20 game limit in the CBA.

    The 17th game is a cross conference game determined by division standings and rotation. Our 17th will be the Bengals.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31166690/nfl-owners-approve-17-game-season-2021

    #10335
    Erickson
    Keymaster

    It will be interesting to see if any records are broken. Will they have an asterisk?

    #10350
    RedBluff
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    I don’t mind it but like we’ve talked about in the past, the players need to be training at HQ year around with some off season breaks and they also need to expand the roster to help with the inevitable injury’s.

    #10357
    NortyFiner
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    Erickson: Good question. I know there’s already plenty of debate about records pre-merger, 14 game seasons vs. 16 games, and so on. Just more fuel for the fire, I guess.

    #10358
    MN 49ers Fan
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    Not even Jeff Fischer could go 8-8.

    #10400
    OZ
    Participant

    These new team season records are going to bother the hell out of me. 10-7, 9-8. Ahhhh

    #10401
    NortyFiner
    Participant

    It’ll be like sumo, which has 15 round tournaments. No such thing as a “break even”. You either have a winning record (the sumo term is “kachikoshi”) or you don’t. Teams will be playing for that 9th win.

    #10402
    NortyFiner
    Participant

    Another thought is that those three preseason games are probably going to be more cutthroat for the teams. No more going into pre week 4 knowing 90% of who will be on the team with only a few spots in question, or coaches lingering over decisions like “Let’s give him one more week” because there isn’t one more week. New players will have to work harder to make the most of their limited window to make the team, and coaches will have to step up their evaluation game and make the hard choices sooner.

    #10403
    PhD
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    Never understood the ridiculous rules that only allow you to activate a certain number of players on game day. Let the teams use their entire active roster as they see fit.

    #10404
    nm9erholic
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    I hope they keep the IR rules from last year in effect too, seems ridiculous to force teams to burn roster spots on injured players, or prevent players who have recovered from ceasing riding pine because two have already returned (or might return later)…

    #10408
    RedBluff
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    Spot on Doc…they have a roster let them use them all.
    If they had use of the entire roster we might be able to do away with all the Injury rules.

    #10409
    MN 49ers Fan
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    Are they keeping that stupid 7th team in the playoffs again too?

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