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NFL not going to discuss widening fields in 2013

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07:02 PM ET 02.12 | One NFL talker that has started to gain some traction with players and fans is the notion of widening NFL fields beyond their current boundaries. A former member of the league's Competition Committee floated the idea last week that fields should be wider, but while the idea has been informally introduced, the current Competition Committee has no plans to discuss the idea anytime soon. But while the idea of widening NFL fields is not in the forefront of anyone's mind at the moment, it's an idea that's not likely to go away anytime soon. The league is currently on a crusade to make the game safer and one way to make the game safer may be to widen the fields. It hasn't been proven in any way that a wider field means fewer devastating hits, but logic does suggest it. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins came forward in support of the idea, saying he feels the wider fields would mean more room to run and less chances for severe hits.

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February 13, 2013  07:42 AM ET

That's a great idea...let's give them more room to get up to top speed before they blast somebody.

February 13, 2013  07:43 AM ET

Wow, what a surprise.

February 13, 2013  08:57 AM ET

Then the next thing you know the NFL will be talking merger with the CFL.

February 13, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Well they could make the defense wear burlap sacks on their legs

February 13, 2013  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's a great idea...let's give them more room to get up to top speed before they blast somebody.

Ignorance at it's finest

 
February 13, 2013  02:10 PM ET

We could add a couple of Canadian Teams in our Northern Divisons!!!

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