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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Eliminating the Kick Off

Goodell is at it again. Just saw Sportscenter, and the story is ole Rog wants to eliminate kick offs out of the game of football.

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What, pray tell, would be the benefit of something that silly?

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Here is the plan...

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TIME sat in on meeting between Goodell and Rich McKay, head of the NFL's powerful competition committee. Goodell brought up a proposal promoted by Greg Schiano, coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 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. The options are either to go for it and try to retain possession, or punt. If you go for it and fall short, the opposing team would take over with good field position. In essence, punts would replace kickoffs, and punts are less susceptible to violent collisions than kickoffs.
What a great idea.
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Why are punts inherently safer than kickoffs?

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Why are punts inherently safer than kickoffs?
Fair catches maybe? He's a MORON who is on a quest to ruin professional football by taking any physicality out of it so Brady doesn't have to worry about getting hit anymore.

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Easy SF, Brady ain't on special teams

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I understand player safety. But football, like anything else, has dangers inherent to the game. Basketball players get hurt sometimes when a player drives to the basket, and the other player goes up to block the shot. Should they eliminate that? Is there anything more risky in baseball than the notion that Strasburg could hit a guy in the throat with a 105 mph fastball? As much of a clown as Bud Selig is, I doubt that you will see him advocate putting the ball on a tee. At some point, you accept the risks of the game you love. Most of the people on this board are hunters. By its very nature, the sport of hunting introduces the possibility of not only injury, but death. We accept that. We of course take measures to prevent that, but in the end, the risk is always there that, even if a fellow hunter follows every rule, a stray bullet can find one of his comrades. There also is the risk of falls from treestands, hypothermia, angry wives divorcing us, etc. Fisherman can drown. We accept these risks in order to participate in the sport we love. Football is no different.

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Maybe the answer is to invent a new game that would combine soccer with checkers and badmitten? But football pads and helmets + hockey gear would be worn at all times.

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Just let the cheerleaders run the ball...and play the game

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Re: Eliminating the Kick Off

How about a rugby kind of start??
or for something More entertaining how about pre - selecting 21 drunk tailgaters
For kick off & return teams duties ...& ... Kick off
Otherwise...This is just stupid anyone who played knows that those special teams are made up of violent men,induced & conditioned for single violent behavior as the only way to make & keep a spot on the team... So, They are trained to play a violent game ..often reaching speeds of 10-15 mph...head to head running starts ...
To keep their dream of professional sports alive...
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