Goodell Wants To Eliminate Kickoffs - Floats Novel Idea

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  1. CanadianCowboysFan

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    I still laugh at the irony of taking an idea re player safety from a guy who tries to kill the opponent on knee downs.
  2. AbeBeta

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    People do get hurt on punts. They do not experience anywhere near the blows to the head because you don't have the situation that you see on a kick off where you have people running from opposite ends of the field and then colliding. Over and over kickoffs have been identified as the most dangerous plays from a head injury standpoint.
  3. AbeBeta

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    That's just absurd. It is dying because they went to 12 rounds from 15? It is dying because boxers don't fight as much?
  4. PoetTree

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    I'd be on board, and think it's entirely honorable of the NFL to be looking out for the safety of the human beings playing the game. So often we refer to them as "players" or perhaps know them by their position and/or certainly their productivity. But in truth, they are human beings. Playing a game.

    It broke my heart when Michael Irvin retired early due to the spinal-cord injury he sustained. The fan in me desperately wanted to watch him keep playing. The fan in me couldn't understand his decision to walk away. But when he shared the perspective that went through his mind about being able to play with his daughter, hold her in his arms, and what it felt like believing he would never be able to do so again...

    .... well

    Life needed Michael more than the game did, or even his fans.

    People in and around the NFL have talked about the eventuality of someone dying on the field. They know such a grievous injury is most likely to happen during one of those high-speed collisions. They have ample evidence that shows most spinal injuries occur during those such plays.

    I'm all for tradition, sometimes; and yeah, Kickoffs can be exciting plays.

    But to help these "players" be happy, healthy human beings long after we've enjoyed watching them play, rah rah, I'm all for the NFL taking kickoffs out of the game.

    Let's not complain.

    Let's evolve.
  5. TTexasTT

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  6. Prossman

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    This is a contact sport. Goodell is a idiot and is ruining the game.
  7. burmafrd

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    next step towards flag football

    Just admit that is what you really want
  8. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Dumbest idea yet. More players get hurt going over the middle to catch a pass. What's next, outlawing the forward pass?
  9. TTexasTT

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    Yes and we need weight limits
  10. burmafrd

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    either make it flag football or leave it alone as it is

    Anything else is hypocritical

    if you are really "concerned" about the players all contact must be eliminated.

    If you do not do that then you are just giving lip service
  11. Kilyin

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    I think once a team gets into the red zone, they should just flip a coin. Heads you get a touchdown, tails you get a field goal. That way, we have less injuries, less time wasted reviewing plays, and you can then go automatically to this new non-kickoff clause.
  12. TTexasTT

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    No, no, no... The team captains should just meet in the middle for the pregame coin flip. Whoever wins that, wins the game. Then Jerry can show The Notebook on the jumbotron while the kids play Red Rover on the field.
  13. landroverking

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    As long as the NFL let's players pick thier equipment they can't talk rule changes for saftey
  14. AbeBeta

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    Huh? Can you restate your argument in a way that makes sense?
  15. percyhoward

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    I lolled.
  16. sunbum

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  17. Roadtrip635

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    Don't kid yourself, it has less to with the league being concerned about player safety and more concerned about adding two more games to the schedule. The spin is, if they can show they are trying to limit contact there will be less injuries and that adding more games will be more feasible.
  18. houstonwhodat

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    It's nothing more than the "Illusion" of safety.

    You take the violence out of football then you have cricket.
  19. Kangaroo

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    That is kind of funny since next year they are required to wear knee and thigh pads. Opps you just showed that you are just blowing a lot of hot air.
  20. CashMan

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    There is an Ex-NFL player on the local radio station here in Chicago, named Doug Buffone, who suggested, if you wanted to make the game safe, eliminate Zone Defense. He says if you played man to man, then you wouldn't have players coming at full speed and hitting someone, so much. It does make sense.

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