Many National Football League experts are predicting that the Buffalo Bills will be bad and take a quarterback first overall then in April’s NFL Draft.
The thing is even if the Bills do have the first overall pick they might not take a quarterback at all.
What people are forgetting is that the 2011 Draft will be different as the collective bargaining agreement expires after this year.
That means the first overall pick won’t be getting the ridiculous type of contract in years past.
That should translate to a lot more offers with a considerable amount of picks for the first overall pick than in years past with the lower contract.
This is a certain thing as both sides have made it clear that a rookie cap is in the best interest of the NFL.
Also, the Bills have Brian Brohm at quarterback along with this past April’s seventh round pick Levi Brown who the team likes.
Brohm in his one appearance showed progress as he was decisive, accurate, and had tremendous arm strength.
Finally, there is still a whole regular season with two preseason games to play yet.
In the end, as ESPN’s Chris Berman would say, “That is why they play the games.”
National Football League owners have pretty much made up their minds that the regular season will expand from 16 to 18 games.
The time frame the NFL has in place should be the same one for the 18 game season
Currently training camps open in late July and the Superbiwl is played on the first Sunday in February.
Some think the NFL will just push the season back, which would then push back the Academy Awards and other events held in February.
What the NFL should do is just simply turn the last two preseason games into regular season games, and push forward the start of training camp by a couple days if needed.
In the end, the NFL season schdule needs a little tinkering with not an overhaul.
A little over a week ago on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, via Pro Football Talk, it was discovered that there is a possible connection between National Football League players that suffer from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and concussions.
If that link is proven scientifically it would be devastating to the NFL.
Many parents are already worried about the dangers of football when it comes to their kids as even high school athletes sustain life altering injuries.
If the link was proven by science most parents would probably start pushing their kids towards other sports untill they are out of high school where they are able to make their own decisions.
If kids were to go into other sports than the level of talent in the NFL would be greatly diminished, thus offering a weaker product, and the loss of revenue.
In the end, the measures that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes in regards to concussions will shape the NFL’s future.