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    Bring on the spread!

    NFL considering widening the field by 35 feet in attempt to avoid injuries. Just in time for Chip Kelly and to start his reign of terror in the NFL.

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    As the article states, obvious logistic barriers are present in current stadium size/layout.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    that would be interesting if the NCAA would adopt the same rule. Some stadiums might not be able to fit a larger field without taking out some seats, Kinnick comes to mind.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Because the defenses need yet another disadvantage.


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    The Competition Committee isn't even looking at that as an option.

    Widening field isn’t on Competition Committee’s agenda | ProFootballTalk



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Don't fix what isn't broken


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Just widen the field and add a 55 yard line, and the Bears' new coach would be right at home.


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Because the defenses need yet another disadvantage.
    Exactly! There is a balance the NFL needs to maintain, imo. Yeah, everyong likes a good offensive game, but if it turns into the arena league and last team to touch the ball, footballs dominance will soon slip, imo.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    If it helps to prevent injuries I'm all for it. I believe that was the idea behind it in the first place. Since the field is wider there would be less straight on hard hits.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    If you don't want to get injured you shouldn't play American football, imo.

    At least that used to be the case. Nowadays the Tom Brady's of the world can play & barely get touched.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Just widen the field and add a Centre line, and the Bears' new coach would be right at home.
    Fixed for accuracy.


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Just put flags on everybody. Geesh.



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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    that would be interesting if the NCAA would adopt the same rule. Some stadiums might not be able to fit a larger field without taking out some seats, Kinnick comes to mind.
    Will this affect the race track in Lawrence?


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Exactly! There is a balance the NFL needs to maintain, imo. Yeah, everyong likes a good offensive game, but if it turns into the arena league and last team to touch the ball, footballs dominance will soon slip, imo.
    This means our linebackers would be smaller and faster. Maybe some more sideline interceptions to the house. More onside kicks.


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    Re: Bring on the spread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luth4Cy View Post
    If it helps to prevent injuries I'm all for it. I believe that was the idea behind it in the first place. Since the field is wider there would be less straight on hard hits.
    If you are worried about injuries and contact go bowling, football is about hitting and contact.



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