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Old 12-06-2012, 11:32 AM  
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Goodell considering doing away with kickoffs

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...ating-kickoffs

When the NFL changed the line of scrimmage for kickoffs to increase touchbacks, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick derisively said that it was only a matter of time before the NFL eliminated kickoffs entirely. He believed that's what the NFL wanted to do.

Belichick might wind up being proven right.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he's taken it under consideration to remove the kickoff entirely.

"It's an off-the-wall idea. It's different and makes you think differently. It did me," Goodell told TIME in a cover story for the Dec. 17 issue.

Even more intriguing is an alternative concept promoted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano. Goodell met with the NFL competition committee chairman about the concept.

"After a touchdown or field goal, instead of kicking off, a team would get the ball on its own 30-yard line, where it's fourth and 15," TIME's Sean Gregory writes. "The options are either to go for it and try to retain possession or punt. If you go for it and fall short, of course, the opposing team would take over with good field position. In essence, a punt replaces the kickoffs."

It's an interesting idea. We haven't seen the numbers that punts are that much safer than kickoffs, but the NFL must have the data to support the notion if they were considering it.

The implications for strategy are even more intriguing. If a team is trailing by more than one score very late in the fourth quarter, they likely would to try to go for it on fourth-and-15 instead of punting. That's not an easy situation to convert, but the concept would still make it easier to make a comeback without ever giving the ball back to an opponent.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #256
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If you want to fix soccer, just eliminate the offside rule, and things will get much better IMO. The one thing that kills most folks about soccer is the lack of scoring. We may not need to to be like basket ball and have a score every 12 seconds, but letting folks hang close, but out of the goal areas (but it'd be fine to be inside the penalty box), would go a long way to making the game better. Once again, just my opinion..
Offside isn't called that often and it is in place for organized offense. You think they put it in there for no reason? It encourages creative offensive movement.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #257
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I assume that if you look at regular season totals that corner kicks would result in less scoring, as the overall quality of play would be lower.
Meh...

The level of offense AND defense goes up and down when you talk about different levels of quality. Bad defensive blunders can lead to a lot of goals between teams of low quality.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:40 AM   #258
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I also think there should be different scoring for varying lengths of FGs.
Why would you want to reward a team for not getting close to the endzone?

Raiders would just have Janikowki boot it from 50 every drive.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #259
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By the time Goodall is through, it's very possible they'll have to change the name of the game to "Throwball".

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #260
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By the time Goodall is through, it's very possible they'll have to change the name of the game to "Throwball".

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they need to change the game's name to throwball now

what a POS goody goodell & his disney kiddy league is.
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really.
shaun smith would prefer TOUCHball.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #261
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #262
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Why would you want to reward a team for not getting close to the endzone?

Raiders would just have Janikowki boot it from 50 every drive.
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That is not it at all.

I think it would be interesting if FGs of over 55 yards were worth 4 pts.

And FGs of less than 25 yards would be worth only 2.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #263
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That is not it at all.

I think it would be interesting if FGs of over 55 yards were worth 4 pts.

And FGs of less than 25 yards would be worth only 2.
FGs and XP totals configured to yardage from the goal line.

1-9: 1 point for kick, two points for a touched down.
10-20: 2 points for both kick and touch.
21-29: 3 points for both
30-39: 4 points for both
40-49: 5 points for both
50+: 6 points.

Reason you adjust the points for a "2pt conversion" is that it leaves fake FGs as a viable strategy, possibly opens up for rugby-esque type runs or more hook and lateral plays.
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