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Goodell Indicates Changes To Schedule Likely Won't Happen By '14, Still Feels Time Is Right
Published September 27, 2013
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? ESPN's Mike Golic wondered if adding teams to the playoffs would be "watering it down" some. Golic said with more playoff teams, "sometimes it would look ugly," as teams could make the playoffs with a .500 or losing record. ESPN's Jonathan Coachman said the 8th seed in the NFL would have a chance to win the Super Bowl, "unlike the NBA" ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 9/27).
NFLPA CHALLENGER HAS PROS & CONS: USA TODAY's Jarrett Bell writes former NFLer Sean Gilbert, who is intending to run for the NFLPA's Exec Dir position, demonstrates in his new book a "keen sense of NFL economics and the inner workings of the league." He "makes a powerful argument about how the NFLPA gave up its legal position to sue owners for collusion by agreeing to penalties imposed" on the Redskins and Cowboys for "violating salary-cap rules during an 'uncapped' year" in '10. But Gilbert "has never held an executive position," and "isn't a lawyer." Gilbert "wasn't even active in NFLPA matters" when he played. He "could have a tough sell with one pillar of his proposals: the 18-game season" (USA TODAY, 9/27).