We’ve written extensively about the financial difficulties facing the professional sports landscape, but it’s always seemed that the NFL has stayed largely immune to the worst rumblings (moving, contraction, etc). But it appears now that even the nation’s most popular sport is going to be radically altering the personnel process, and it’s all about the economy.
(If Pro Days go away, though, when will we get to see Andre Smith’s wonderful mammaries?)
As PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY notes, the NFL’s owners will be convening later this week, and, basically, the entire offseason schedule is up for review. The biggest no-brainer - moving the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl to Tampa to join the Combine, saving unholy amounts of money - will probably only upset Mobile, Alabama, the current home of the Senior Bowl.
But the old standard of the league’s offseason - the mid-spring draft - is probably toast. Read more…