AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield does not think the interchange needs to be capped, but would rather see the length of games shortened.
“I haven’t been a real advocate of reducing the interchange at all,” he told SEN’s Whateley.
“It was certainly discussed and it’s certainly been hotly debated among players, there’s plenty that aren’t for it.
“We have a few players that are happy to reduce it, it wouldn’t affect their game.”
The Brownlow Medallist said reducing the length of games was a view shared by his peers.
“There was no discussion yesterday on the length of the games, my personal view is it’s something that we need to look at and I don’t think they need to go for as long as they currently do,” he said.
“To be honest, I think that’s a bit of a shared view from quite a few players that it wouldn’t hurt to reduce games.
“Something like 100 minutes, I wouldn’t see huge changes, just something that’s not as currently long as what it is now.”
The star midfielder explained how much of a toll the modern game takes on the players’ bodies.
“We put a huge demand on our players, particularly with scheduling with five and six day breaks I think there’d be potential to have more of those throughout the season and balance up the scheduling for all clubs if we were able to reduce the length of games,” Dangerfield said.
“Effectively you’d almost be playing a quarter less and we’d be able to make sure that scheduling is a little bit better and more entertaining for supporters.”