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    Quote Originally Posted by pbmax View Post
    Should be in place of college. Dump the 3 years after HS graduation requirement.
    oh i know. there's no incentive for them to do it though with the college system in place. maybe expand the practice squads and set it up that other teams can't cherry pick a certain number of guys. set it up so these practice squad guys can get more attention in the off season than the 53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    Not true. Many NFL europe players made it onto NFL rosters and excelled. I think Cullen Jenkins was one.

    Most notably James Harrison couldn't make a team out of college. He played in NFLe and later was defensive player of the year.
    Where did Kurt warner go after Green Bay cut him, wasn't that NFL Europe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red View Post
    Where did Kurt warner go after Green Bay cut him, wasn't that NFL Europe?
    Arena Football League.

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    I say again, the key to the whole thing is to have teams directly tied, probably wholly owned by the parent teams.
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    You mean like Defense Summer Camp??

    Packers would be the nerds that get picked on and have to have mommy come pick them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    Not true. Many NFL europe players made it onto NFL rosters and excelled. I think Cullen Jenkins was one.

    Most notably James Harrison couldn't make a team out of college. He played in NFLe and later was defensive player of the year.
    James Harrison lasted 10 whole days in NFLe before he was cut. Not the best example.
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    Packers had a couple of Guards play in NFLe didn't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbmax View Post
    Packers had a couple of Guards play in NFLe didn't they?
    Marco Rivera did.

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    D league sounds like a justice league porn parody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zool View Post
    D league sounds like a justice league porn parody.
    So long as the cheerleaders all are as hot as Gal Gadot.
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    D league would have a better chance of succeeding if the teams were affiliated with NFL teams. But I think the NFL is satisfied with their current minor league.

    If this concussion issue really starts to effect the bottom line for the NFL, and makes less star athletes want to play football. I can see the league going to bigger rosters and possibly another developmental league to try and find more superstars and give them time to develop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QBME View Post
    I miss Patler. He would put some logic into this that escapes me.
    Yes, he hasn't been around for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaspackerbacker View Post
    First of all, the NCAA shouldn't have objections if the 3 year thing was kept. A D league definitely would NOT be designed to replace college football. While development would be a part of it, it wouldn't be the primary thing either. If you had a couple of players a year per team come up through the ranks, that would be fine. It would be a way for the NFL team to stockpile more than the current practice squads, and I do think people would pay a little bit to watch, assuming the teams were linked to the local NFL team. I know I would. A key element to this would be having the parent team retain rights to at least a large part of the players - as they basically do not with practice squads now.
    I hope the NFL keeps the 3 year thing. I don't think freshmen and sophomore students (I'm not talking about redshirt sophomores here) should be knocking heads with full grown men already in the NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugger View Post
    Yes, he hasn't been around for a while...
    Just showed up in the Brewers thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead Craig View Post
    Just showed up in the Brewers thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead Craig View Post
    James Harrison lasted 10 whole days in NFLe before he was cut. Not the best example.
    Even better example. He couldn't even cut it there early on. Its just proves that some developmental league is necessary.

    And to red and joe, warner played in both I believe.
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