With the BountyGate scandal behind him and possible rule changes slated for the offseason, Roger Goodell is back on a familiar kick: Expansion. As in, expanding the postseason.
The concept has been brought up in the past, and the commissioner, speaking at Wednesday's special league meeting in Dallas, hinted the playoff field may indeed be broadened.
"We'll look at probably 14 or 16 teams," Goodell said, via USA Today.
Goodell added that discussions with the competition committee will continue in the months ahead. The assumption is that a 16-team playoff expansion would make for a compelling late season race, but money, as always, is likely among the chief concerns. More games would mean more revenue in the league's pockets from its extremely lucrative television contracts.
It still doesn't make it a worthy idea, though. Just the opposite, in fact.
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