Monday, June 21, 2010

Extending NFLSeason

From Markrtplace.
"Players appear to be opposed to extending the regular season, for injury reasons and because players figure that salaries should increase by 12 percent if the season is 12 percent longer. The story quotes New England quarterback Tom Brady: “I’ve taken part in several postseason runs where we have played 20 games. The long-term impact this game has on our bodies is well documented. Look no further than the players that came before we did. Each player today has to play three years in order to earn five years of post-career healthcare.”

Brady’s concerns are also the concerns of other NFL observers. Imagine, for instance, what would happen to the Packers’ season if quarterback Aaron Rodgers got hurt. (All you have to do is look at the Patriots’ 2008 season after Brady’s season-ending injury in the Patriots’ first game — New England, winners of three Super Bowls in the past decade, missed the playoffs. And ask Mike McCarthy what losing Al Harris and Aaron Kampman for the last several games of last season did to last season.) The NFL already has a problem with marquee players torpedoing their teams’ seasons by getting season-ending injuries. Increasing the season by two games increases the likelihood of more season-crushing injuries."
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You know, the Packers want their money earlier then in the past. With the money they charge us for two tickets, why not! So Brady doesn't like it, T S! Who in the heck does he think pays his salary? So he's holding out for more money. Tom, go take a hike!

Preseason games are a joke! if we pay for NFL games, I want to see an NFL game, not a scrimmage!

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

The players have a point: the damage done to these guys is significant.

Frankly, I think they should take Option Two: quit. Let the NFL figure out what to do then.