It’s Friday, Addicts, and time for another weekly roundup of all the NFL news and rumors from around the league. We remain in the lull of the offseason this week, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel with some major story lines coming to some sort of conclusion with the Franchise Tag deadline next week.
More from Kansas City Chiefs News
- Former Chiefs cornerback in legal trouble in Las Vegas
- Chiefs news: Travis Kelce wants to host fan ‘chug-off’ in Germany
- KC Chiefs send Dave Merritt to NFL coaching accelerator
- Creed Humphrey lands on PFF’s Top 25 Under 25 list
- Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams prove themselves away from star quarterbacks
Unfortunately…that’s next week, and I still have to post something this week. And frankly Addicts, I’ve got a whole lot of nothing in terms of a lead story. Sure there are a few things out there that I could force into a story, but none of them have any new developments. However, this does give me one thing I can write about.
The NFL needs to do something about this lull. This time period where they are losing out headlines to the NBA and MLB (dear God even the NHL is more exciting right now). And it’s like this every. single. year. So c’mon NFL. Give us something else to talk about!
Lead Story: The NFL Needs Something Else
Writing about the NFL this time of year isn’t easy. Writing specifically about one team is even harder. The truth is that there simply isn’t much to talk about. There aren’t any personnel moves happening. Injuries are a rarity. And any kind of prognosticating is best saved for Training Camp when we can start to see the team working in pads.
And let’s face it, nobody really cares about “why I’m a Chiefs fan”.
But the thirst for all things NFL is insatiable. It’s 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, 366 days a year. No matter how much we get, we want a little bit more. And that’s where the league needs to step up. Some way, somehow, the NFL needs to develop something new that allows fans (and pundits/writers) to continue to get their needed fix. But what is it?
Of course there is always talk about creating a developmental league. The NFL did have some success with NFL Europe, including the Chiefs own Brian Waters. That would be entertaining for many of us, but the truth there is that minor league football organizations don’t do well. The difference in talent is just too obvious.
What about the Pro Bowl? Well, apart from the injury to Tyler Eifert likely being a death blow to the NFL’s all star game, many players don’t want to be involved in this game during the season. Now you want them to interrupt their time away? Doubt many will go for that, even with the trip to Hawaii.
I won’t lie. Apart from those, I’m kind of tapped on ideas. However, this may be where the NFL’s 18 game schedule comes into play. By adding a couple extra weeks to the season, you shorten the offseason, which means you shorten (or possibly eliminate) the dead period. Of course, the NFLPA is wholeheartedly against this idea right now…at least until the next CBA where they can get more money allotted to the players.
But really, I want to hear from you. Any ideas you have about what can be done?
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