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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: NFL proposing offseason overhaul- Draft in early May? Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/304777503766106112

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NFL is proposing to overhaul its calendar, pushing back the combine to early March, free agency to early April, and the draft to early May.


This is just a proposal and won't take effect this offseason, but its interesting to see the NFL's plan. It seems to me they want to extend notable offseason activities deeper into the summer to keep interest high in the non-playing season- a FA in April, for example, has the forum guessing who will sign who for another 4-5 weeks longer than normal, ie it keeps interest in their product.

Thoughts on the proposal? I definitely wouldn't mind it, but i hate waiting long enough for the draft as is.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NFL Draft at the same time as AP exams? You suck, Goodell.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More waiting = NO
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like it because it gives scouts more time to do some extra digging, also could allow for teams to be a bit more prepared.

The downfall is the extra wait.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More wait?
No thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another reason for the proposal

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/304782740597919744

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Want to know one more reason why NFL wants the draft in early May? TV sweeps are in May. Bigger ratings, bigger dollars.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it results in the Saints getting more time to scout prospects and make the right choice, sure!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

green24 wrote:
The NFL Draft at the same time as AP exams? You suck, Goodell.


Studying for AP exams lololol


But please don't make me wait longer for the draft, Mr. Goodell
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure this will happen. But honestly, if your concerned about your team needing more time, there's bigger problems at hand. A scouting department for a team works a good chunk of the year. These guys have so much knowledge by the time the combine comes around, that the extra time is somewhat unnecessary. If you couldn't get your board straight over several months, you shouldn't have a job in the NFL.

That being said, I'm indifferent on the idea. I like the way it's set up now but if they change it, it's not the biggest deal.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope not. That'd be terrible.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's already pretty ridiculous that there's a 6 week gap between the Super Bowl and free agency. Making that 8+ weeks is just insane.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F*** that. Finals are in may.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biggsam49 wrote:
F*** that. Finals are in may.


I agree with this. I really hope the draft isn't the Thursday/Friday of finals.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanatos wrote:
Biggsam49 wrote:
F*** that. Finals are in may.


I agree with this. I really hope the draft isn't the Thursday/Friday of finals.

Yep. This is easily the worst part of this proposal. The draft is late enough as is.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pushing those dates back gives the NFL more room for those 2 extra games and possibly more post season.

Just saying. I am seeing it all falling into place. Shocked
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