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“This is a long time coming, and football’s back,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “and that’s the great news for everybody.” I ask… but at what cost? What is the product going to be like on the field and not just this year? I hope that I am wrong. NFL Professional Football is my favorite sport and I bleed Silver and Blue. I am worried about the concessions that the owners gave into as far as practices and off season workouts…

  1. Limiting on-field practice time and contact
  2. Limiting full-contact practices in the preseason and regular season
  3. Increasing number of days off for players
  4. Eliminates 2-a-day practices
  5. Average 1 padded practice per week
  6. Maximum 4.5 hours of field play per day in training camp
  7. One padded practice limited to 3 hours in training camp
  8. Second practice limited to non-helmet walk through
  9. Unannounced inspections by NFLPA Staff to ensure compliance
  10. Spring Semester Off
  11. Limit of 9 week off season conditioning program
  12. Veterans do not report until the 3rd week in April
  13. Reduces OTAs from 14 to 10
  14. Maximizes time for players to return to school to complete degree
  15. 1st day limited to physicals and meetings (PreSeason)
  16. 2nd and 3rd day no pads or contact (Preseason)
  17. Only one padded practice per day limited to 3 hours with the second practice up to the 4 hour (Preseason)
  18. Limit being a walk through (preseason)
  19. Limit of 14 total padded practices during the Regular Season, 11 of which must be held during the first 11 weeks (club may hold 2 padded)
  20. One padded practice per week in postseason
  21. Padded practices limited to 3 hours
  22. Bye Weeks – [five] consecutive days off

You can see more here. As far as I can tell, in the name of player safety, college football may get a big boost of fans here in a few years and the NFL owners might wish they had put in the opt-out clauses that we were hearing about.

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Ok so let’s examine WHAT If there is a CBA in place and we do get more than half a season in this year or Jerry Jones believes that there will be over half a season. Mel Kiper with his Mock Draft 3.0 has the Dallas Cowboys taking Prince Amkuamara with the 9th pick and I would agree with Mr. Kiper. Says Kiper: “This is a pick I’ve stuck with through the first two mocks. Again, because the mock draft can’t account for draft board trades — the Cowboys could certainly deal down the board, particularly if they target the offensive line — Dallas could do a lot worse than to grab the best pure technician at the corner position.”
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I do not believe that Jones would risk the pick here. I believe there are plenty of free agent safeties out there that would secure that position and fill the void that has been left since Darrell Woodson. One safety in particular safety that I would love to see have a star on his helmet next year is Michael Huff. Huff and Amkuamara take care of the secondary in two bold moves and gives Rob Ryan strength in last year’s weakness. You would have a backfield of Amakuamra, Jenkins, Newman, Scandrick, McCann, Huff, Ball (need to find a replacement), McCray and Church.
That would leave Dallas the rest of the draft and free agency to fill in the Middle Linebackers, the offensive line, the full backs, and a defensive lineman or two.

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