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Redskins propose kickoffs moved to the 40 yd line

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by cej757, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. cej757

    cej757 Well-Known Member

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    They proposed this new rule that kickoffs be moved to the 40 to further eliminate injuries on kickoffs. What kind of chicken $!!$ is that. The worst special teams in football last year now wants kickoffs to start on the 40 so they won't get them returned on them.

    And they were the only team to propose this rule change. Seriously if the owners agree to this just get rid of the kickoff all together. It would just be a complete waste of time. If they do agree to this if you get a touchback you should be able start your possession at the 25.
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  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    There is no way this passes.
  3. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Idea for post TD kickoffs if PAT eliminated: If kickoff goes through the uprights it substitutes the PAT, if not, it can be returned.
  4. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    Pansies. Yes, I'm calling them a flower.
  5. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    It would lead to more on-side attempts which would be a whole lot more interesting than touchbacks.
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  6. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Misread the title.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    this is correct. finally someone not just reacting negatively because the suggestion came from the Redskins.

    I for one, like that teams can propose various rule changes for discussion. That's a fantastic way to keep the game moving forward.
  8. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    It's a dumb rule because if I'm a coach and my kickoffs start at the 40 yard line I am probably looking to onside kick every time. And I think that has just as great of a chance of causing injury as anything.

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  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    If you saw how bad their special teams was you'd realize why they want to do whatever they can to improve it.
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    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    I'm sure the Skins biggest concern is that RGIII will be injured watching the kickoff from the 30.
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  11. Szczepanik

    Szczepanik Well-Known Member

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    This would solve their kicker issues in regards to KO's
  12. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why does anyone care what the Foreskins propose or think? [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  13. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    You didn't give the whole story. As well as the kickoffs changes the redskins also proposed that. Quarterbacks can't be hit until they leave the pocket. Punters should be given 1 point for touchbacks. Teams that lose by 40 or more points get a bye week and linebackers have to count 7 Mississippis before tackling the quarterback.
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  14. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Lets just add nets and you can catch it off the net and return it like the arena league.
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  15. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Reeks of JJ's expanding the playoff structure comments. Weak stuff.
  16. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    This would be interesting if they also moved touchbacks out to the 25 yard line.

    It would (1) encourage teams to try and shorten the kick to the goalline to pin them back, and (2) it would encourage onside kicks because field position wouldn't be as bad if it didn't work.

    Which are exactly the two reasons it won't happen...
  17. DEMFAN

    DEMFAN Active Member

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    They are smart did you see their special teams last year? We killed them on it. So I would propose a change as well lol.
  18. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    What's the matter, can't their K make touchbacks from the 35?
    Want to give their Defense a better advantage because of that, the opposing team starts from the 20 instead of the 30.
  19. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    If the rule passes, some kickers are going to be humiliated on kickoffs that don't reach the endzone...for kicks purposefully intended as touchbacks.
  20. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I can them having higher KO's that drop around the goal line, forcing them to have a run back. But this allows the KO team to get their players down field quicker. To tackle behind the 20, or possibly cause a fumble or a muff.
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