The NFL is considering changes to its rulebook to make it harder for teams to play in the Superdome and the proposed changes could be the beginning of a new era of competitive football.
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“The NFL has to find a way to get a lot of games in front of our fans,” general manager Trent Baalke said.
That’s why the players are in this situation. “
That’s why we’re in this position.
That’s why the players are in this situation.
It’s a unique opportunity, and we have to make the right decisions.”
The league’s new rulebook, published last month, sets the goal of playing in stadiums that can hold 60,000 fans.
It also includes a new rule to limit the number of games to three a year, and a new limit on playoff games to seven.
The proposed rule changes, which will be subject to review by the league’s executive committee, would make it tougher for the Patriots and Steelers to play, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Patriots have been the only NFL team to make a Super Bowl appearance since the merger in 1984.
The Steelers were a perennial Super Bowl contender before the merger.
“The Super Bowl is the most-watched game in sports, and it’s a great opportunity to make some history,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement.
“The league needs to do a better job of putting together a new Super Bowl schedule that includes more games.
It is our belief that a Superbowl schedule with fewer games could benefit both the league and the players.
We’ll continue to work toward that goal, and as we approach the game, we’ll be watching closely.”
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said the league was considering changes that would prevent teams from playing in the dome or at the Super Dome if they want to do so.
“If you want to play a game, the rules of the game dictate you’re not allowed to play,” Lewis said.
“(But) if you’re able to do it, you can come to a Superdune, you’re going there.
If you don’t, you don, but it’s not going to be the Superdues.
If the rules were changed, we could play in those stadiums, but I don’t know that’s going to happen.””
You can’t get to the Super Stadium, and that’s how you make a difference in this game.
If the rules were changed, we could play in those stadiums, but I don’t know that’s going to happen.”
The proposed rules would also make it more difficult for teams with two or fewer games to play at the same stadium.
The current limit on four games per year is set at 20.