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Combine observations: Why wait?

Players won't allow delayed offseason, Weeden safe, Coughlin's contract and more

Originally Published: February 22, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- ESPN's Adam Schefter caught everyone's attention Friday morning by reporting the NFL would like to talk the NFLPA into pushing back the NFL calendar.

Such a move would push the scouting combine into March, pushing the start of free agency into April and pushing the draft into May. That won't happen, and here's why.

While it makes sense for NFL general managers and coaches to have enough time to rest and recoup their energy after a season, the NFL is dealing ...

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