With safety in mind, the NFL’s competition committee looked at switching to a wider, CFL-style field as recently as a year ago and could examine the idea again, according to a published report.
The committee is scheduled to meet before the Scouting Combine this month. Former committee member Bill Polian told the National Football Post’s Dan Pompei the NFL should consider widening the field.
“It’s a radical idea, but I think it’s worth thinking about,” said Polian, the six-time NFL executive of the year who’s now an ESPN analyst. “You would have more space and perhaps a safer game. I say that based on my CFL experience. There are less collisions of that type in the Canadian game.”
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