The way the NFL calendar is set up, players, coaches, executives (and the media!) don't get much of a break.
You go from the regular season to the playoffs to the Super Bowl to the NFL combine a couple of weeks later and on to the draft at the end of the April. Then, it's time for mini-camps and OTAs and, before you know it, it's time for training camp again and the regular season.
The NFL, though, might be interested in changing up its yearly calendar, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
NFL is proposing to overhaul its calendar, pushing back the combine to early March, free agency to early April, and the draft to early May.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2013
As the Washington Post's Mark Maske points out, the NFL owners and the players union would have to approve of the changes before they went into effect.
Obviously, this would give everybody a chance to catch their breath after the Super Bowl and give the world a little downtime before the combine starts. And, Schefter writes that TV sweeps occur in May and “bigger ratings, bigger dollars.”
Unless you think the NFL has another dastardly plan it's trying to put in place …
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