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It’s been a good offseason for CFL-NFL relations. First, the Bears hired head coach Marc Trestman from the Montreal Allouettes, then the Patriots signed two defenders from the league up north. Now, the NFL is looking to the CFL to make the game safer.
The competition committee discussed adopting a wider field for the NFL as recently as a year ago, according to the National Football Post. The idea behind the move would be to increase player safety. With more room to run, there would be fewer big collisions.
“I’m not so sure we shouldn’t think about widening the field,” former Colts president Bill Polian said. “It’s a radical idea, but I think it’s worth thinking about. You would have more space and perhaps a safer game. I say that based on my CFL experience. There are less collisions of that type in the Canadian game.”
The move would open up the middle of the field more, which is where many dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits occur. Of course, it would also further increase offensive pro...
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According to a report by the “National Football Post” the NFL is considering widening their field to prevent head injuries. In many previous meetings last year, the NFL committee had considered widening the area of play from 160 feet to 195 feet, adding 35 more feet. 195 feet is the width of football fields in the Canadian Football...
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