New Offseason Idea
I found this on ESPN and as John Clayton has stated in his Answer to the guys question with all the arrests that have happen since the Super Bowl I don't think its a bad idea. What doe everybody think about the idea that was purposed. Now I don't think this idea would ever come about but it is an interesting one at that.
With the NBA Summer League going on right now, it's got me thinking a bit about how the NFL offseason could be perhaps a little more interesting. What do you think of an early-summer seven-on-seven or flag football tournament for rookies and other players who are on the roster bubble? Both games are a lot safer than actual football, so there's not much concern for injury, and the players might actually try (unlike in the Pro Bowl). It might give rookies a bit more experience and a chance for everyone to get a better idea of what they can do. This idea isn't perfect of course -- linemen would be basically excluded and the games aren't "real football" games. Still, I think it's an interesting proposal and I was wondering what your opinion was on this idea. Is it feasible? Do you think a similar event could ever happen?
Dylan in West St. Paul, Minn.
Normally, I wouldn't go for an idea like that, but this offseason may have changed my mind. The league isn't going to go for an extra activity that risks their players to injury, but you may be on to something. From the third week in June until the last week in July, the NFL takes a serious P.R. hit. You have more arrests than player transactions. It hurts the sport. A seven-on-seven game or flag football tournament that could keep players active and still be safe might be a good way of keeping players active and out of trouble.
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