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re: NFL Thread: Week 1 - Glorious

I was listening to a lot of the discussion on ESPN about whether 4 preseason games are too much or not and it is quite interesting. Media guys like Stephen A Smith, Skip Bayless, and others believe that preseason games are a waste of time and lead to too many injuries to be worth it. One key point Skip made was that College and High School players don't need warm up games while 26 year old and older guys do.

The other side of the argument on ESPN came from former players who felt they would not have had a career if it were not for those games. The preseason games were the 4th string's Super Bowl. Many undrafted guys would not have had a chance if it weren't for those games. Guys like Arian Foster, Victor Cruz, Antonio Brown, and others might have been cut if they didn't get their preseason chance.

So are 4 preseason games too much?

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