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Old 06-21-2013, 11:09 PM  
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Would football be better if huddling was eliminated by reducing the play clock to 20 seconds?

Am I crazy to think that NFL teams shouldn't need to huddle? No other sport does it. NBA players don't draw up a play after every change of possession. It's boring as shit. It slows the game down. It's a complete waste of time.

Two reasons that it could actually happen.

1. The league is so worried about concussions that they might want to see the players get smaller. 325 pound D-Lineman won't exist. This could reduce the force in the collissions and reduce concussions.

2. The league is dying to figure out how to get more global appeal. The rest of the world loves soccer because it's a continuous game. When they see football, they get bored. It's funny because Americans think soccer is too boring because there isn't as much action, and they think football is boring because there's too much inaction. If you combined the superior action of football with the superior lack of inaction in soccer, that sport would take over the world.



Am I nuts? Should we eliminate the huddle?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #16
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I thought this thread was going to be about Rex Hudler.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #17
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Despite the intentions of such a change, research into CTE shows that concussions, while extremely dangerous, are not the primary culprit of brain injuries in most of these players. Thousands of sub-concussive impacts, the kind you receive on almost every play, are the impacts that led to CTE.

It's like radiation. Yes, a large dose can be lethal, but health physicists determined that there is no safe minimum level of radiation exposure. Any exposure increases potential health risks.

The fact of the matter is that football cannot be played in a way that current neurologists would determine as safe and retain its core characteristics. Thus, fans and players will either have to accept the danger implicit in the game, or do and follow something else.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:52 PM   #18
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I thought this thread was going to be about Rex Hudler.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #19
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We already have dozens of examples in college and pro football of successful ways to operate an offense without a huddle. Sign boards, hand signals, vocal audibles...they all work.
I don't know if sign boards would work in the NFL. And the hand signals/vocal audibles occur after the huddles for the most part. Even Peyton Manning teams still huddle for the majority of the plays.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #20
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I don't know if sign boards would work in the NFL. And the hand signals/vocal audibles occur after the huddles for the most part. Even Peyton Manning teams still huddle for the majority of the plays.
There's no reason why a sign board wouldn't work in the NFL. It looks foolish, but the concept of coding a play is commonplace.

The K-Gun worked pretty well for Buffalo. There's no reason why any NFL QB couldn't call his own plays.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #21
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The rest of the world loves soccer because Juan and habib can't afford anything but a soccer ball.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:07 AM   #22
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Crap! I thought this post was about football cuddling. It sure would lead to a lot fewer fumbles.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:21 AM   #23
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Sounds like the worst idea of all time. Seriously.

Fast sloppy football, is not better than regular football.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:28 AM   #24
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I think you could do many of the things suggested in the thread. Would it make the game better? I don't know. It would probably increase the gap even more between good QBs and bad QBs. Might make the game more like the NBA. Then again the Colts, Patriots, Steelers and Ravens have won the AFC almost every year this century anyway.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #25
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Merican football ain't for the world it's for Merica'. The rest of the world likes soccer because they are pussy and just jealous cause they ain't Merican.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:43 AM   #26
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The rest of the world loves soccer because Juan and habib can't afford anything but a soccer ball.
But they have a lot of pig skin available so why not football?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:45 AM   #27
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So, basically like one huge no huddle game. That'd mess some teams up so bad.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:45 AM   #28
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But they have a lot of pig skin available so why not football?
Why not just play rugby?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:45 AM   #29
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Why not play football with remote controlled robots? That way nobody gets hurt.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:38 AM   #30
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Would football be better if huddling was eliminated by reducing the play clock to 20 seconds?

Am I crazy to think that NFL teams shouldn't need to huddle? No other sport does it. NBA players don't draw up a play after every change of possession. It's boring as shit. It slows the game down. It's a complete waste of time.

Two reasons that it could actually happen.

1. The league is so worried about concussions that they might want to see the players get smaller. 325 pound D-Lineman won't exist. This could reduce the force in the collissions and reduce concussions.

2. The league is dying to figure out how to get more global appeal. The rest of the world loves soccer because it's a continuous game. When they see football, they get bored. It's funny because Americans think soccer is too boring because there isn't as much action, and they think football is boring because there's too much inaction. If you combined the superior action of football with the superior lack of inaction in soccer, that sport would take over the world.



Am I nuts? Should we eliminate the huddle?
No. JFC football is not for you.
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