During his conference call with fans on Tuesday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that he was in favor of an 18 game schedule.  “I’m personally in favor of it,” he said.  Even through the uncertainty of the NFL lockout, an 18 game schedule never even seemed to be a threat when football returned for the 2011 season.

“I do think two preseason games is tough in terms of evaluating the young guys,” he added.  With two extra games and no elimination of preseason games, the NFL season would drag on for too long in my opinion.  If you’re going to make it an 18 game schedule, nothing has to give.