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Can't believe they all like it. What's the percentage of owner's votes necessary for league adoption of new rules? Get ready for more scoring!This rule does not make the game of football better IMO.
That's how they act. I don't recall seeing many injuries or concussions on kickoffs but maybe they have something that tells them there's injuries there.Yeah, they have been heading there. I get the part about concussions - is it that most of them are during kickoffs?
I wouldn’t say penalizes since it’s the same as a touchback. Really this is just the NFL incentivizing the kickers to kick touchbacks as often as possible and reduce the number of returns even further.I don't mind a ball placement rule, but the 25 yard line penalizes the kicker and the team.
I find it really strange that people get worked up over changes to special teams stuff. That's not football to begin with.
This is why I like the 4th-and-15 (or whatever) option after scoring: more football plays, fewer plays where you trot out the soccer player.
Move the goalposts closer together, make kicks harder. More football plays, fewer kicking plays.
These are changes that would make it more like tackle football.
It's not meant to make the game better. The NFL can do these things because for now, they can get away with it. What I don't understand is why any new league popping up would take a similar approach. Or come up with some other odd way to safely kickoff. Do they think fans like that? Is there some law in place that prohibits kickoffs from the 30 yard line? You would think any new league would try to be as good as can be, and forego some of the rules regarding safety. Two that come to mind are, kickoffs and roughing (touching) the passer. Those are not improvements to the game. Why would another league adopt something similar?This rule does not make the game of football better IMO.
I prefer:Yes. And adjust the extra point rules.
1 point from the 1
2 points from the 2
Eliminate the kicker from the game other than field goals.
It's a rule that sacrifices football sense in the name of player safety. But I agree with you, this one is so stupid. At this point they should just eliminate kickoffs and let teams start at the 25 for all possessions not starting with a turnover.if i kick the ball and its fair caught at the 5 then the offense should start at the 5
that was the point of me kicking it short im expecting my coverage unit to stop them short of the 25 yard line
this rule is beyond stupid