Found September 08, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell On Cutting Preseason In Half - While speaking at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit on Thuresday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the preseason could be cut in half to just two games for each team. “The four preseason games are an issue for us,” Goodell said, “One, you have a question whether we really need it to put on the best quality product. Two, you have an issue of how our fans are reacting to it, and they’re not reacting positively. It’s not the kind of standard that the NFL is used to producing.” So will the league go to a 18-game schedule? Goodell said the NFL had the right to change the schedule “unilaterally” under the terms of the previous collective bargaining agreement, but decided to make it a collaborative decision. You won’t find many fans who enjoy the preseason from an entertainment standpoint, but it’s hard to imagine that the NFL Players’ Association would support a move that will provide fringe players less opportunity to prove themselves. And about that 18-game regular season? Don’t hold your breath.

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