Suggesting for the FA auction:
A 'blind' auction close date. Nobody really knows when a FA is going to make up his mind. He may make it up in 2 days, may make it in 10. GoChiefs was worried about sniping and this would discourage that.
If every player has a somewhat randomized date that he goes 'final' on the auction block, you're well served to be honest in what you're willing to bid and bid it. You also have a real concern about where you're making your bids because you can't bid out more than you have and someone under the radar that you have your eye on could go off the board while you're allocating your FA dollars to other guys.
Seems to solve a few problems and also create some additional strategic possibilities.
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