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Old 12-06-2012, 12:32 PM  
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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 12-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #166
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They would then go for it on fourth and fifteen in that situation.
I know. It's Stupid.

****ing Pee Wee rules.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #167
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If you believe this tripe, you're a moron.

Cannot believe ANYONE with a functioning brain would agree with eliminating KOs.

KO returns for TDs are a very exciting part of the game.
10 out of 2500 kickoffs are exciting.

Just a devastating loss.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #168
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10 out of 2500 kickoffs are exciting.

Just a devastating loss.
Again, moron.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #169
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #170
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I don't like the control the 4th and 15 gives the refs, all it takes is one defensive holding call to help beat the spread.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #171
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #172
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actually, it would help out soccer as we would have to change the name to the National Puntball League.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #173
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I'd rather see em line up and go for it on forth and convert for two. He who cannot be named ruined me.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #174
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I'd rather see em line up and go for it on forth and convert for two. He who cannot be named ruined me.
Yeah, they aren't eliminating FGs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #175
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #176
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I don't even want to watch this shit anymore.

This isn't the game I grew up with.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:20 AM   #177
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Again, moron.
You're the best. Sad you don't like my opinions. I promise I'll strive to be like you in the future.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #178
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Settle down Brock.

If the NFL is considering this change they have a significant justification for it. I assume they have data that says it's a very serious risk. Unlike other plays.

And for the record, there's not just running plays. There's EVERY OTHER PLAY NOT CALLED THE KICKOFF "to make it exciting!!!!!".

I think there's somewhere around 30,000 plays in an NFL season (60x16x32).

There were 10 kickoffs returned for a TD in 2011.

The game will be ok without those 10 plays.

And if it replaces them with punt returns, you probably wouldn't lose anything. There were more punts returned for TD's than kickoffs returned.
Forgetting the actual kickoff, replacing it with a fourth down option is a joke. As mentioned, one bad call and you have a first down. If you are ****ing desperate to remove the KO then stick it on the 25 or something. Don't add this joke of a gimmick.
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Roger Goodell is a steaming pile of shit

A billion dollar buisness hiring jokes as refs over such a small amount of money should have been the last mistake he ever made.
You mean the regular refs? I completely agree.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 AM   #180
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10 out of 2500 kickoffs are exciting.

Just a devastating loss.
You don't see the irony of a soccer fan going along with the idea that only scoring plays are exciting?
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