The NFL Has a Parity Problem


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Wednesday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Brady Quinn and LaVar Arrington discuss how the increase in double digit victories is posing a serious problem for the league. The entire construction of the NFL is based upon creating level playing ground. From the draft to the waiver wire, to scheduling, it's all designed to keep games close, so ratings go up and the league can charge more for TV rights. Brady and LaVar address the problem and how this comes down to how individual teams are being ran.

Brady Quinn: "The entire construction of the NFL is based upon creating level play. The Draft is set up to give the worst team the first overall pick and we know how valuable that is to teams. When a player is released, there's what's called the waiver wire, the worst teams in the NFL get first dibs at a player who is released on another team. Scheduling for example, where if you stunk the year before, you're going to get an easier schedule the following year. The entire NFL is set up on parity."
LaVar Arrington: "It's all about the operation. Everybody has the same things at their disposal. It's what you do with it that matters."

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