Colts president Bill Polian, an influential member of the Competition Committee, addressed in his weekly radio show on Monday night the question of whether the NFL will “enhance” (a marketing buzzword which presumes more is better) the regular season from 16 to 18 games.
Per the Associated Press, Polian said that enhancement is a done deal.
Actually, he used the fancy Latin term — fait accompli — which literally means “accomplished fact.”
We’ve danced around this one before, but let’s remove any ambiguity. We don’t like it. We think that, if anything, the regular season should be “enhanced” to 17 games. With barely 32 competent quarterbacks and nowhere close to the 64 needed to ensure that a team would be able to survive an injury to the most important guy on the field, adding more than 10 percent of live reps to each season will result in more injuries to starters, along with a diluted significance of each and every game.
But why bother? If it’s a done deal, it’s a done deal.