"This is dumb" - NFL fans roast the league over proposed decision for roster cutdowns in 2023
The NFL owners' meeting is currently going on in Phoenix, Arizona, with a number of things on the agenda. We have a rule change and, as of now, it looks like it is going to severely impact the offseason for players.
Per NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, the NFL is set to release 1,000 players in a single day, which will be August 29. That happens to be after the last preseason game.
As Kleiman states, normally, teams will cut their rosters from 90 players to 75 and then later from 75 to 53. It now appears that it will all be done on that one day, which is huge and NFL fans have given their thoughts on the rule change.
"Now the starters really not gonna play in pre-season."
Other fans have expressed their opinion also on the latest rule change.
So, it appears that fans are divided on the latest rule change, but only time will tell if this is the right decision or not. One thing is for sure, NFL teams will have a busy offseason day, cutting their rosters from 90 down to 53.
Is the NFL's latest rule change good for the game?
For coaches and personnel for teams, it isn't ideal as cutting 90 players down to 53 is a long and arduous task, but now they only get 24 hours to do it.
For the players, on the other hand, it is likely a welcome change, particularly for those fighting for a roster spot. What the rule could mean now is that starters will not see game time, thus giving those on the fringes three games to show their worth.
In previous years, those players who are fighting for a spot could see their game time diminish as starting players got their fitness back. That might not be the case now.
So, there are good and bad reasons for the rule change, but in terms of players, it can only be a good thing. It will provide them with more opportunities to show the coaching staff that they can play.
Ultimately though, time will tell.