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Mike Ditka Rips 18-Game Schedule: 'The Only Thing It's About Is Money'

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Several NFL players have lashed out at the owners for proposing an 18-game schedule during the collective bargaining agreement negotiations. It turns out that Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka is also opposed to the two-game increase.

During ESPN's "Outside The Lines" on Monday, Ditka ripped the proposal and said it was all about money.

"I'm not for an 18-game season," Ditka said. "If it's not broke, don't fix it. And the only thing it's about is money."

Similar to Hines Ward, Ditka said he can't comprehend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's attempt to implement an 18-game schedule while saying he is serious about player safety.

"It doesn't make any sense. You're going to have to increase the roster, you're going to have to account for injuries," he explained. "If you want to increase the season, add a couple playoff teams, fine. I'm just telling you right now, if they think 18 games is the answer, they're crazy."

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