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Couple of Ideas about next years format and scoring system. It's obviously early but would like to get the discussion going now while it is fresh in my head.
As per the previous poll on ESPN I posted, the idea is to change some of the scoring for defenses. Couple of options would be to increase the yards needed for point/yd return. Increasing it from 25-50 would be a significant increase, and I would need to do a full assessment of the actual points garnered from return yards to find a good spot. Another possibility is to decrease the points per deflection from one point down to .5 points. We could do one of those, both of those, or none of those. If you have any other ideas, please let me know.
The next option is for the actual playoff format. Currently it is set up to select the top 2 teams from each division. This can leave good teams out who have better records. A possibility would be to eliminate divisions and select the top 6 teams, with #1 and #2 getting a bye. This would most likely shorten our season from 14 game down to 13 games.
The last topic deals with draft order. Currently we use last seasons rankings in reverse order to determine draft order. As we all know, the #1 pick can be as much of a boon as the #9 or #10 pick. The idea is to continue to use the reverse order, but have people select their position, rather than automatically being slotted. This allows the worst performing teams to get the best possible spot. This can be good or bad and I can see both sides of the argument fairly evenly. But it will help alleviate difficulty in determining draft orders when people drop out.
Think about it, discuss it, and let me know what you think. As always I would like to get a super majority (7/10) before making any changes. All of these proposed changes would not occur until next year.