probably IS about money like some of you say... But, OTAs and rookie camps already happen in May, so the calendar is kinda full already...
In my mind, i'm HOPING it turns out to be better for some of the draft picks... basically pushing everything back just a week (or three) and maybe there will be fewer kids who are impacted by finals...
We would have guys like Wheaton (this year) and Adams (last year) available for OTAs...
Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille
I think they are moving the draft 2 weeks later now (from the last weekend in April to mid-May) in anticipation of going back to the good ol' "safety first" Goodell 18 game plan in the future (there's the predictable money grab!). If they add 2 games to the season, that could push the Super Bowl from the first Sunday in February to Presidents' Day weekend (at least that would give most of us the Monday off following Super Bowl Sunday, though).
I heard this same thing being discussed on the radio (mike n mike maybe). Sounds very plausible. They also said the 18 game season would bring the players a bigger payday because they're being paid for 18 instead of 16. Not sure how that works on a set contract amount, but maybe they were talking about future deals.
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher