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BallerT1215 05-20-2013 01:50 PM

Looks Like We'll need a New Clock for Draft Day
 
Draft is heading to May probably as soon as 2014. I really just don't like any of these changes the commish has done towards the draft. How much more money do they need.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is on the verge of brokering a deal with the NFLPA that would push the annual NFL draft into May.
Per Schefter, the league will also move the new league year (free agency and trades) to ahead of the Combine, which is typically held in late February. The NFL draft is typically held around the last weekend in April. The changes, which have been in the works for awhile, are designed to "keep fans' attention over a longer period" and "use the events to produce additional revenue."

jrdrylie 05-20-2013 01:58 PM

This is really stupid. I don't think this will really produce that much revenue and it will hurt rookies. It gives them less time at the team facilities and less time to learn the playbook.

LonghornsLegend 05-20-2013 03:29 PM

Why does it seem like Goodell sits around and thinks of ways to change things that don't need changed.

BallerT1215 05-20-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by LonghornsLegend (Post 3368453)
Why does it seem like Goodell sits around and thinks of ways to change things that don't need changed.

Because that's what he does when there are no players to suspend.

thebow305 05-20-2013 03:42 PM

I hate Goodell. I really do.

DcmRulz 05-20-2013 03:43 PM

so we have about 362 more days until the draft, thanks to it being a leap year in 2014.

Adam Schefter's FB:
"Looks like 2014 NFL draft will be held May 15-17. In 2015 and 2016, league year would start early March, combine mid-March"

BallerT1215 05-20-2013 03:45 PM

Middle of May? Mother ****.

3 weeks doesn't seem like much but it is .....IT IS....

brat316 05-20-2013 03:48 PM

Its all about the $$$$$$


FA starting early is cool, but the combine is sooooo late. Well its good for the "student athletes" most of them will be done school by that time.

thebow305 05-20-2013 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by BallerT1215 (Post 3368468)
Middle of May? Mother ****.

3 weeks doesn't seem like much but it is .....IT IS....

I will be in a deep depression by the time the end of April rolls around. Or this :freakout:

Brothgar 05-20-2013 04:21 PM

It does give us something to talk about in May which is good.

Brent 05-20-2013 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Brothgar (Post 3368490)
It does give us something to talk about in May which is good.

And probably why they changed it.

StickSkills 05-20-2013 04:41 PM

Sweet, now i can go and not miss any class.

WCH 05-20-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Brothgar (Post 3368490)
It does give us something to talk about in May which is good.

I do go through withdrawals for a week or two after the draft. I think I'd be okay with this change, but it seems like a long time to go between the end of the Bowl game season and the start of the draft, with only the combine to hold our interest. Maybe it would be better if the regional combines would become less of a joke?

In the broader picture, I think this will benefit teams who more or less have their boards set by the end of January, and hurt teams who are more prone to over-analysis.

mightytitan9 05-20-2013 06:48 PM

I understand with the new rookie wage scale that it's pretty much pointless to hold out, but I don't see any benefit to moving the draft. The only thing I can see is that he's thinking ahead and trying to get the the 18 game schedule in, in 2 seasons people will be tired and saying there's too big of gap between the end of the season and the the other activities.

They will suggest adding two games at the end of the regular season, and everyone will approve of the idea, and Goodell gets his way

Brothgar 05-20-2013 07:06 PM

I think there has just been a visceral reaction to any change that Goodell makes and generally for good reason but I think this one isn't as bad as people think. The NFL doesn't allow rookies to get in right away anyway so I think they are only losing a week or so. Unless they push that back as well.

BallerT1215 05-20-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by mightytitan9 (Post 3368544)
I understand with the new rookie wage scale that it's pretty much pointless to hold out, but I don't see any benefit to moving the draft. The only thing I can see is that he's thinking ahead and trying to get the the 18 game schedule in, in 2 seasons people will be tired and saying there's too big of gap between the end of the season and the the other activities.

They will suggest adding two games at the end of the regular season, and everyone will approve of the idea, and Goodell gets his way

I didn't even think about that part of it. Now, I could easily see the 18 game schedule being move #2 out of this.

Forenci 05-20-2013 07:44 PM

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I actually love this. I always have finals during the draft so I do not get to follow it as close as I like to. This should make it far more enjoyable to watch.

HawkeyeFan 05-20-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by LonghornsLegend (Post 3368453)
Why does it seem like Goodell sits around and thinks of ways to change things that don't need changed.

You just noticed that? Haha. Goodell has been doing nothing but drive the NFL into the dirt.

Halsey 05-20-2013 08:15 PM

It's not just Goodell. You can bet the owners are in favor of this. They'll try anything to increase revenue.

mightytitan9 05-20-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by BallerT1215 (Post 3368561)
I didn't even think about that part of it. Now, I could easily see the 18 game schedule being move #2 out of this.

It just seems to make sense. There's no real reason to do it otherwise, it's a simple business decision/ political decision where they only announce one part of it, knowing fully that it will open doors for an opportunity they really want later.

Goodells been all over this since he came into the league, he wants to get that 18 game schedule one way or the other

CashmoneyDrew 05-20-2013 09:12 PM

The only time this would have been a benefit for me would have been when I was in college so that it didn't fall on the weekend right before finals.

Now it just sucks.

WCH 05-20-2013 10:01 PM

I think you can push for an 18 game schedule, or you can push for increased player safety. I don't think you can have both on your agenda.

Iamcanadian 05-20-2013 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by WCH (Post 3368664)
I think you can push for an 18 game schedule, or you can push for increased player safety. I don't think you can have both on your agenda.

Believe me, the NFL can, they only care about safety because they are facing thousands of lawsuits over injuries, money rules the day with owners and Goodell is just their mouth piece.

mightytitan9 05-21-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Halsey (Post 3368596)
It's not just Goodell. You can bet the owners are in favor of this. They'll try anything to increase revenue.

Goodell is a representative of the owners, so when I speak of Goodell, generally I am also referring to the owners. For if the owners don't like him, he'll be out of the job.

nobodyinparticular 05-21-2013 12:58 AM

Monetize everything that we can. I think that's a great idea...


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