The Commish (Part Deux)
Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't leave much doubt about the likelihood of an expanded regular season schedule when he was asked about the possibility of the NFL going from 16 to 18 games.
"I think most fans would tell you that they'd like to see more football,'' he said, "and that's what we find. It's not really just an extension. It's a reduction of the preseason and a potential increase of the regular season. I think people, if they had the opportunity to see more regular season and less preseason, they'd take that option."
Goodell, however, does not think it's very likely that the NFL will increase the number of playoff teams in the near future.
"There have been proposals from time to time,'' he said. "There's a great deal of resistance to that, also, so I don't see any great movement in that area."