We can agree on something.Shortening the preseason is a horrible idea, not to mention why do 12 teams per region need to make it. In a lot of the regions that will mean at least 3 teams with .500 records or worse , everyone needs a participation ribbon....
I agree. I know I'm in the minority but I'd actually like to see Harbins used in all team sports. We dont need a team that's won 1 game all year in basketball, baseball, softball etc in the playoffs. You should make it on merit, not simply because you are there.As a coach myself, I think this is a bad idea.
1) Shortening the preseason will cause more injuries. In an era where we are being expected to teach proper tackling without the use of the head to limit head injuries, people want to limit instruction time? Doesn't seem smart. With ever shrinking rosters, it would be better to go to a 9 game schedule and add a playoff game. Keeping the preseason as is.
2) What separates football from other sports is that not everyone gets in. This makes the end of the season more exciting and makes games meaningful throughout the year. That's just my personal opinion though.
So there will be more running clocks in the 2nd round now rather than the first? lol You will see the same matchups in the 2nd round as you would in the first round now.i like this idea only because there would be better matchups in the first round. if there’s one thing i hate, it’s running clocks in the playoffs. and in smaller divisions, it’s really hard to tell who’s better between all the teams seeds 7-11 or so. i don’t hate this, i feel like the preseason is already too long anyways. however, 16 teams is a disaster
Speaking as one who played through 2-8 and 3-6-1 seasons in grades 10 and 11, most of us had played enough football for one season. I imagine most of the 3-6 teams that would have a shot at getting in would feel the same way.I don’t know why not lets kids play more games?