Lions

Report: Competition Committee Looked At Wider, CFL-Style Field

View Comments
(Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions
Upcoming Games

Buy Lions Tickets Full Schedule
Thursday Nov 27
vs. Bears
Sunday Dec 7
vs. Buccaneers
Sunday Dec 14
vs. Vikings
Lions Central
Buy Lions Tickets
Sun Oct.19
Home vs New Orleans Saints
findticketsbtn Report: Competition Committee Looked At Wider, CFL Style Field
Sun Oct.26
Away vs Atlanta Falcons
findticketsbtn Report: Competition Committee Looked At Wider, CFL Style Field
Sun Nov.9
Home vs Miami Dolphins
findticketsbtn Report: Competition Committee Looked At Wider, CFL Style Field

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.”

Click HERE for the full story from CBSSports.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,053 other followers