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Goodell Wants To Eliminate Kickoffs - Floats Novel Idea

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by houstonwhodat, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. houstonwhodat

    houstonwhodat Benched

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  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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  3. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    My problem with this is that 4th and 15 is a hell of a lot easier to convert than an onside kick. They should make that longer IMO.
  4. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard this plan before so it's isn't unique to Schiano. It's interesting but I would be against it.
  5. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    That what I was thinking. I bet we'd see more interesting punt formations and fakes. You might see a backup quarterback on the field so the defense has to think they may pass on any punt-offf.
  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    goofy plan.

    if you want to do away with kickoffs just give the teams the ball at the 30 and be done with it.

    thousands of youth leagues do this and it works just fine.

    the 4th and 15 nonsense is just that. you don't make up downs.

    if you remove kickoffs you remove onsides kick options. that's just part of the deal.

    if they want to extend games and make late game play more interesting stop the clock after all first downs in the finals 5 minutes of a game.
  7. Parcells4Life

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    Make it take it rules for NFL. I think it'd be cool.
  8. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    a bunch of crap--why eliminate them? safety? then get rid of punts and get rid of tackling and blocking
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    So it was Greg Schiano idea, same coach that even when the other team is running out the clock he blows up the center? Yeah he is all about the safety of players. :laugh2:
  10. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind it. Sounds like an interesting concept to me.

    What are the percentages of getting a 4th and 15?
  11. warrior43

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    Im not against kickoffs at all but i admit i kinda find this idea interesting too. It would make end of games more exciting i think
  12. muck4doo

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  13. mmillman

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    I am for it, specially now that most kicks sail into the endzone. What fans aren't seeing is the huge running start collisions, usually for nothing.
  14. Doomsday101

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  15. Jongb35

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    Actually, it's more difficult, and by a wide margin. Since 2000, passes on 3rd or 4th and 15 have been converted only 16.4 percent of the time (sample size of over 1,500). Non-surprise onside kicks get recovered at around a 30 percent rate.
  16. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    I think it's the other way around. This is more Mara stupidity, with Schiano being interested .
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    either way, I disagree with the rule change and just hope they do not get the votes to pass it.

    Kickoff are part of the game and should remain that way
  18. links18

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    Maybe football is just too dangerous to play in a civilized society? Another in a long list of things people engage in consensually that should be banned like motorcycles, snowboards, bungee jumping, etc. ;)
  19. jazzcat22

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    Just a very stupid idea....nothing more to say about it....

    Soon it will be flag football.............
  20. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    I've generally been in favor of the changes that have been made for safety, but I don't like this at all. It's one thing to police how the game is played differently, this is creating a whole new game.

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