reply to post by forgetmenot
Insanity! The fact remains that NFL players are bigger and faster than in the CFL. No offense to our Canadian footballers, but widening the field
would do nothing to keep players safe.
In a continuous effort to create a safer game, the NFL could look into widening the field, similar to the CFL dimension. Former competition committee member Bill Polian told the National Football Post's Dan Pompei the league contemplated the move years ago and might do so again.
"It's a radical idea, but I think it's worth thinking about," Polian said. "You would have more space and perhaps a safer game. I say that based on my CFL experience. There are less collisions of that type in the Canadian game."