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Monday, January 27, 2014
Tedy's thoughts on playoff expansion

By Mike Reiss

In an open-letter piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi writes to commissioner Roger Goodell about one of the topics generating some momentum in recent weeks -- playoff expansion.

Bruschi offers his own suggestion.
I like the idea of playoff expansion. But I was concerned when I read further and learned that part of the proposal would give just the top seed in each conference a first-round bye.

That's too great of an advantage for one team.

If the NFL is serious about expanding, I think it would be better to add two more teams in each conference. Then you have everyone play on the opening weekend, similar to what we see in the NBA and NHL.

To read Bruschi's "memo" to Goodell, click here.