Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 8/30/12
A section at a Chiefs game. Much debate has been circling for some time on whether the National Football League should shorten the preseason from four games down to two. With dropping two games from it’s preseason schedule, the NFL would also want to add two games to the regular season. But the NFL should leave it just the way it is, at least for now. Under the current collective bargaining agreement, teams are required to bring in 90 players to training camp. Before the roster limit of 53 players is reached, lots of evaluating has to go on in the film room by coaches to see who will make the regular season rosters. On top of the 37 additional players that fight for jobs during preseason, starters and regular backups need live game action during the preseason as well and not just practicing against eachother. So how will the starters, reserves, and players on the bubble all get playing time with just two preseason games? They can’t. Another issue would be the addition of two regul...
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