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  • Chris Christie
    started a topic NFL may eliminate kickoffs!

    NFL may eliminate kickoffs!

    Roger Goodell is contemplating eliminating kickoffs during games for safety reasons. Check out the article, it's an interesting idea being pushed by Greg Shiano head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Let's talk about how this would affect the game as we have grown to know and love. Fast forward 10 years this could be the flag football league.

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    Last edited by Chris Christie; 12-06-2012, 04:47 PM.

  • Chris Christie
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    Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    It's not a Giants related article and belongs in General Sports. Nothing sinister
    Oh lol, that explains it....sorry bout that.
    Last edited by Chris Christie; 12-06-2012, 07:57 PM.

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  • zimonami
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    Originally posted by jomo View Post
    ..........and therefore no onside kick for a trailing team?
    There will always be a chance.
    After every TD or FG score, or if the offensive team decides to punt, the kicking team will spin the wheel, which will determine whether their kick goes 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 yards, or if it is a touchback, OR, if they successfully recover an onside kick. If there is a punt, the slot for recovering an onside kick will mean that the receiving team fumbled and the kicking team recovers.
    The spin will be shown on every large stadium screen and there will be an app for you to place a bet on the outcome of the spin.
    Hmmmm... I think I need to Copywrite that app idea... lots of potential for instantaneous betting.
    Done.
    Last edited by zimonami; 12-06-2012, 07:38 PM.

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  • RoanokeFan
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    Originally posted by Chris Christie View Post
    Hey my thread was moved to the creepy basement that nobody ever goes in, I don't think I've ever gone in anything except "talk about Giants football". Lol welcome to the other side I guess.
    It's not a Giants related article and belongs in General Sports. Nothing sinister

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  • Chris Christie
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    Hey my thread was moved to the creepy basement that nobody ever goes in, I don't think I've ever gone in anything except "talk about Giants football". Lol welcome to the other side I guess.

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  • RoanokeFan
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    I took a few moments to read the article. It doesn't say anything other than Goodell brought it up in a meeting with the Chairman of the Competition Committee. It's not even Goodell's idea; it's Schiano's idea.

    The hundreds, if not thousands, of law suits being filed by former NFL players requires some sort of discussion about how to make the game safer. I've heard it reported that kick returns are the in game event which produces the most concussive collisions. Just thinking about 22 men ramming into each other would suggest that assertion is probably true.

    My guess is this has been publicized as part of the League's long term defense strategy.

    I'd hate to see it happen for many of the reasons expressed in this thread. But the League has a responsibility to engage in any conversation that could yield a reduction in concussions. At this point, they are just talking and I don't see it becoming a reality. But I do understand the need to have this and other conversations about the problem.

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  • Chris Christie
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    Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
    no there would be more punts. The scoring team has an option to keep the ball with a 4th and 15 on their own 30. Weird. Most likely they choose the punt option. So ones essence more punts after scoring plays
    Wouldnt it be funny if the scoring team was down and they went for it on 4th and 15 on their own 30, and got the first down on a fake punt. Haha

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  • miked1958
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    Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
    So does that mean no more punts? What happens to punters?
    no there would be more punts. The scoring team has an option to keep the ball with a 4th and 15 on their own 30. Weird. Most likely they choose the punt option. So ones essence more punts after scoring plays

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  • Chris Christie
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    Did u read the part about the other team would start with the ball on the 30, I don't get the logic!

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  • OX1
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    Originally posted by jomo View Post
    Let me ask again. If we eliminate kickoffs, what replaces the on sides kick for a team that is trailing?
    Or worse, what replaces the on side kick when the other team does not expect it.
    Granted the giants would never do it, so it would help us actually, but I still love to see it.

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  • RoanokeFan
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    Originally posted by BMW View Post
    How is this bad for us lol, we suck at kickoffs both ways usually.
    I think you better rethink that one

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  • GentleGiant
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    Originally posted by YATittle1962 View Post
    the day this rule goes into affect is the day I stop watching and sell my season tickets

    this sport has been dying a slow death that started when the Mel Blount rule was put into affect
    It's not gonna be like the mel blount rule. Mel blount rule doesn't annoy me that much cause people back then said the rules were too bias toward running and now they it's vice versa. Point is first downs aren't automatic if you actually have good corners.

    But that's off topic. They talk about this all the time but America isn't gonna let him. You remove kickoff. You might as well remove the commisioner cause the country will be calling for his job and no one will watch games.

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  • GentleGiant
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    They're not actually gonna eliminate kickoffs.

    They talked about this last year and then it dissapeared. The only reason this was brought up again was because Greg Schiano complained about it. A little itty bitty complaint from a coach isn't gonna remove this.

    They've been talking about doing this forever but they never actually do it.

    It's not gonna be like the mel blount rule. Mel blount rule doesn't annoy me that much cause people back then said the rules were too bias toward running and now they it's vice versa. Point is first downs aren't automatic if you actually have good corners.

    But that's off topic. They talk about this all the time but America isn't gonna let him. You remove kickoff. You might as well remove the commisioner cause the country will be calling for his job and no one will watch games.

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  • ShakeandBake
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    **** Goodell, this guy has made more changes to the game than all of his predecessors he needs to leave the damn game alone. I said this awhile back if this clown keeps changing the game of football I will no longer be watching what will be known as a glorified game of touch.

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  • Harooni
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    Is he then going to say a team can't punt the ball or return a punt???? ###### im really pissed off!!

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