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jpele
12-07-2012, 08:19 AM
Seriously, if they don't want to play football just shut down. It's a shame the younger generation will never know what real football was like.


It's no secret that the NFL is attempting to limit high-speed collisions, especially as they pertain to kickoffs.
Sean Gregory of TIME Magazine indicates in this week's cover story that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is floating the idea that instead of kickoffs, the kicking team would be given the ball at its own 30-yard line with a 4th-and-15 situation.
Essentially, this is an effort to give the "kicking" team a way to retain possession as the onside kick currently does.
I'm not sure whether to call this blasphemy or innovation. The onside kick, ironically, is one of the few things keeping kickoffs in the game. By giving the "kicking" team the ball with a 4th-and-15 situation, the onside kick would become obsolete.
Unlike most ideas to eliminate the kickoff, I'm willing to play the wait-and-see game with this proposal. The one major criticism that I have is that it should be more like 4th-and-20, making it more difficult to go for the first down. The innovation would also make end-of-the-game scenarios far more interesting than the onside kick ever did.
Don't look for the kickoff to vanish in the next year, but this could be a viable replacement to the kickoff, and I'm willing to consider it seriously.

http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/a...ring_replacing_the_kickoff_with_punt/12377044

ChucktownSteeler
12-07-2012, 08:35 AM
Saw this as well. We all know this guy is a joke. If he wanted or cared about player safety every stadium would be real grass. The astro-turf (or whatever its called these days) is as much to blame as anything.

Oh wait, we must have pretty green fields for the TV audience.

RIVERS OF STEEL
12-07-2012, 09:34 AM
How is this Doof allowed to continue. Let's get ready to "play Nerfball".

K Train
12-07-2012, 09:42 AM
do you have any idea how money roethlisberger would be on a 4th and 15 instead of an onside kick? that **** would be unfair when it comes to a hand full of QBs

scudmissile29
12-07-2012, 09:57 AM
goodell needs to die

LatrobePA
12-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Here's what the NFL is turning into:1356

Raleigh Steel
12-07-2012, 10:15 AM
Why doesn't he just have the captains meet at midfield and play madden on the jumbotron?

connecticutsteel
12-07-2012, 10:38 AM
you can blame Tampa coach Greg Sciano for pushing this idea to goodell this won't solve anything it's a back door attempt to get to an 18 game schedule ya know the game is safer now so we can play 18 games it's all bullshit if they really care they need to put pressure on the ncaa to limit head collisions at the college level this would bring down the overall number of head blows aplayer has in his career if you can limit pop warner and high school you can limit college the studies show the most head trauma is caused by hits taken in practice so limit the amount of hitting in practice and you have solved much of the problem

Real Deal Steel
12-07-2012, 11:08 AM
goodell needs to die

Goodall is the Anti-Christ of football. This sissy is trying his best to make the NFL into Arena Football.

chisteeler
12-07-2012, 11:24 AM
If this happens, it will change how teams draft players and develop potential starters from a so called special teams player.

coldrolled
12-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Just go back to leather helmuts and smaller pads.. theyll calm down on the hits...

Bring the rule book back from 1975 just to pick a date.

These freaks now are basically steroid powered human missles.

Once they make the helmuts more impact resistant with kevlar, the hits will get harder and the accidents will more commonly be snapped necks..

But, what do i know...

apxpress33
12-07-2012, 01:37 PM
on the brightside we won't have to worry about our kick/punt returns get called back because ofstupid holding penaltys(VanDyke) seriously this (he goodell) is a joke.

ChucktownSteeler
12-07-2012, 04:08 PM
I am not so sure the type of surface they play on isn't causing a lot of the injuries. Go back to natural grass fields and you'll see the injuries subside.

Can anyone post the injuries in the NFL say for the past 20 years?

LarryNJ
12-07-2012, 04:44 PM
I'm confused! (more than usual) :lol:

So you would get the option of having the ball on the 30 and 1 play to make to make it to the 45 and keep the ball or kick off like usual.

It actually would make the game sort of interesting. You put the defense back out there after they recently screwed up and gave up a score. Along with an Offense that would have just scored and are all pumped up.

What are the odds of making a 4th or 3rd and 15 compared to an on side kick that is expected? I'm guessing it would have have to be significantly higher.

ChucktownSteeler
12-07-2012, 05:22 PM
I'm confused! (more than usual) :lol:

So you would get the option of having the ball on the 30 and 1 play to make to make it to the 45 and keep the ball or kick off like usual.

It actually would make the game sort of interesting. You put the defense back out there after they recently screwed up and gave up a score. Along with an Offense that would have just scored and are all pumped up.

What are the odds of making a 4th or 3rd and 15 compared to an on side kick that is expected? I'm guessing it would have have to be significantly higher.

From the understanding I have, the team that scores retains possession of the ball on their own 30 and the down is 4th and 15. They can either punt or go for it. There are no more kick-offs if this goes into effect.

I will admit this could be exciting, maybe implemented in the last minute of a game?

C-town

Goodfrom55
12-07-2012, 07:50 PM
I just can't see this ever happening. Think of how many games have been won or lost on a kickoff (music city miracle, Steelers vs Tennessee while Ben was suspended), no more onside kicks.

Too important of a play, no way this happens.

Rhyno
12-07-2012, 07:59 PM
This sissy is trying his best to make the NFL into Arena Football.

I think this is exactly what the NFL will look like before long, like it or not.

LatrobePA
12-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Report: FU Goodell!!

LarryNJ
12-07-2012, 09:11 PM
From the understanding I have, the team that scores retains possession of the ball on their own 30 and the down is 4th and 15. They can either punt or go for it. There are no more kick-offs if this goes into effect.


Really? Well the average punt is what about 50 yards or so? That would mean most would be fielded around the 20. And the average punt return is probably less than 10 yards so I'd guess the average field position would be about the same as the kick off. Although there are probably more punts returned for TD's than kick offs. But I'm not sure how many of them would be from that far back.

It's actually an interesting concept if you think about it. The problem is most people see Godell name and get pissed and nothing else matters. :lol:

Punters salary's would go up. :)

Clevelandsux
12-07-2012, 11:43 PM
ok lets make it flag football while youre at it, goodell~! Why is it called football? kickoffs and field goals?

Rhys Lightning 63
12-08-2012, 05:41 AM
All of the younger generation will know where I'm coming from if I suggest, we are actually getting VERY VERY close to seeing this come true
http://www.bubblews.com/assets/images/news/1445561330_1348783046.jpg

LarryNJ
12-08-2012, 09:00 AM
^We already have the LFL here in Philly. :)

I'm not the younger generation so could you explain it for us old bastards?

RIVERS OF STEEL
12-08-2012, 09:43 AM
TITS ^^^^

RIVERS OF STEEL
12-08-2012, 09:54 AM
Thank God for Hockey and Motorcycle Racing.

He is doing this **** only because he can. He doesn't even know what the results will be. Kinda like the elected officials in any government entity.

Speeed
12-08-2012, 10:29 AM
This will have roster implications I would think. Some guys are special teams specialists and will be out of work. And how will this affect the college level? Will they get rid of kickoffs?

Next they will be hanging tires from the goalposts and throwing footballs through them for points. The league is turning into a Japanese game show.

TarlsQtr
12-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Goodell is wrong (as usual) on so many levels and completely misses the mark. The "most dangerous play" is not the kickoff, hitting a defenseless receiver, etc. It is using your head as a projectile to tackle. When I played as a kid, it was called spearing and illegal. We were taught to run through the ball carrier using your shoulder and with the head to the side. 80% of the problem is solved and it does not change the traditional rules of the game. In fact, it would be a return to them.

steelers4life66
12-08-2012, 11:24 AM
goodell needs to die


:snipers:

Raleigh Steel
12-08-2012, 11:41 AM
While the concept seems intriguing, what it does is reduces football even more. Take away the kickoff and then what's next? How does the game start? Winner of the coin toss now goes out on the field to punt or go for it on 4th and 15? This is dumb.
The saints opened up the second half of their SB with an on side kick that worked and helped them propel on to victory.

How bout this, make all players wear a mouth piece all the time. If you don't have it, it's a penalty. Start with that before you make some dumbass idea to avoid a kick off!

Nolrog
12-09-2012, 11:38 AM
What's next? Flags on the waist you pull off or 2-hand touch?