Report: NFL Is Considering Making The Fields Wider

Report: NFL Is Considering Making The Fields Wider
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

It has been reported by National Football Post that the NFL is considering expanding the width of the field from 160 feet to 195 feet, similar to that of the field in the Canadian Football League.

This is in attempt to make the game safer by limiting the amount of concussions that occur in such a limited space.

While it has been proven that larger fields help prevent injuries in the CFL (they are also 30 yards higher), that would mean a lot of change for not only the players but the stadiums they play in.

While this would increase yardage totals, the fields would have to be altered in what is already a tight space and some owners may not be willing to do that. It is hard to imagine all parties coming to a compromise any time soon.

This is a double-edged sword between player health and, of course, business revenue. I guess we’ll see what Commissioner Roger Goodell values more.

Duncan Steel | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Adam Hayes

A true innovator of journalistic delivery, Adam Hayes gives readers a unique look into the world of sports. The former rugby and track star left his life of adult films to pursue writing, another one of his many passions which he calls, "therapeutic." Adam strives to deliver the most current, real and unique information from an athlete's perspective.

More In Sports

Sports Joseph Milord

10 Reasons Why You’d Be Crazy To Miss El Clasico This Weekend

It’s here. What is by far the most anticipated date on the (European) footballing calendar is upon us and it, once again, pits Real Madrid against Barcelona in El Clasico. Anytime the two Spanish giants meet, there’s cause for major hype. Saturday’s matchup between the pair of famous clubs, though, carries a particularly higher amount […]

Sports Julian Sonny

Porn Star Lisa Ann Is Without A Doubt Banging A Notre Dame Freshman

Yesterday, we reported legendary 42-year-old porn actress Lisa Ann was dating Justin Brent, a freshman Notre Dame receiver. The two were spotted at a Knicks preseason game where TMZ reported they were busy getting cozy all night. Further reports also suggest she’s the one who bagged him. Just two days later, we can all but confirm he’s […]

Sports Joseph Milord

This Soccer Player Just Scored One Of The Best Goals Of All Time (Video)

You’ve literally never seen anything like it. With one moment of insane brilliance, Tottenham winger Erik Lamela turned a seemingly uninteresting Europa League match into the most talked about event on Twitter yesterday. During the game against Asteras Tripoli, Lamela applied the Rabona skill (looping one’s stronger foot around the weaker to strike a ball in […]

Sports Julian Sonny

One Direction Proves They’re Bigger NFL Bandwagon Fans Than Drake

Take some notes, Drake. There’s a new group of younger, faster, stronger bandwagon fans poised to take America by storm. One Direction just announced their 2015 tour, which stretches over 15 NFL stadiums, and the band took these unique promo shots to get US fans excited. .@onedirection fans the wait is FINALLY over, Aug 2nd […]

Also On Elite

World

Baby Rhino And Baby Goat Compete To Be World’s Cutest Animal (Video)

Over the summer, we stumbled upon a video of a baby lamb hopping down a hallway, and we were certain we’d never see anything quite as adorable. But then we saw this video, which features a bouncing baby lamb named Lammie and a bouncing baby hippo named Gertjie, and I am happy to crown them […]

Women

The Number One Lesson Millennial Women Can Learn From Lena Dunham

I rapidly shuddered the first time I heard Hannah Horvath say, “I think I may be the voice of my generation.” Her bright sentiment seemed all-too-familiar. Somewhere between watching Carrie Bradshaw color the pages of The New York Star with her words and reading “100 Years of Solitude” at the impressionable age of 15, I […]

World

Chinese Officers Perform Anal Security Checks On 10,000 ‘Suspicious’ Doves

Chinese security workers performed absurdly scrupulous body searches on 10,000 doves as a security measure one day before the country’s National Day holiday. According to CBS News, the doves were released at sunrise on October 1 to celebrate the holiday, a gathering in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square honoring the 65th anniversary of the creation of the […]

News

Even Tobacco Companies Are Telling Employees To Not Smoke Cigarettes

The second-largest cigarette maker in the country has finally caved to health concerns and will begin to prohibit smoking in its offices. The Washington Post reports that Reynolds American Inc., makers of Camel, Kool and Pall Mall cigarettes, will not allow the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes in its hallways and elevators as of […]

Women

America’s Sweetheart: 3 Ways Lena Dunham Proves She’s Just One Of The ‘Girls’

I began watching HBO’s original television series, “Girls” with my best friend on a cold night on the couch in my California living room. We were eating unhealthy amounts of food and wondering if we were the only 20-somethings who genuinely didn’t mind staying at home binge-watching television shows. But, once we had successfully gotten […]

Envision

Photographer Somehow Manages To Shoot 24 Sunsets In A Single Day From An Airplane

If someone told you to “chase the sun,” the first thing that’d come to your mind would probably be something like “that’s damn near impossible.” However, when Citizen approached England-based photographer Simon Roberts and asked him to literally race against time and chase the sun around the world, he didn’t back down. He made it possible! […]