"I think with all the concerns about the health and safety of players, it's hard to justify," Murphy said earlier this week. "To go from 16 to 18 regular-season (games) would be a lot more wear and tear. It would be additional games for your starters."
I completely agree with Murphy on this subject. I like having a four game preseason schedule. It gives the new guys more chances to show off and it gives the starters more time to prepare for real games. But if the league feels the need to change it, I guess it'll happen.