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Goodell considers changes to kickoff

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I have a feeling if they ever did actually eliminate kickoffs, there would be a pretty significant fan revolt.

i doubt it. i mean there might be a significant about of grumbling and complaining, but people would still watch and it would be just as interesting....and most of the grumbling would stop in a short amount of time.

kickoffs are becoming irrelevant.

i mean maybe have them at the start of each half (just for the tradition and the spectacle), but beyond that is the game any better because of it?

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i doubt it. i mean there might be a significant about of grumbling and complaining, but people would still watch and it would be just as interesting.

kickoffs are becoming irrelevant.

i mean maybe have them at the start of each half (just for the tradition and the spectacle), but beyond that is the game any better because of it?

You sound like someone who has Armanti Edwards returning for them. Would probably get different answers from fans watching Sproles or Leon Washington.

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....... Right now if a player on the defending team deliberately draws and unsportsman like during the point after or on the dead ball it has no meaningful impact on the game.

For example: Defending team knows that the kicker will boom a touch back anyway so after the PAT they take out a lineman's knee. 15 yards assessed on the kickoff. Now the kicking team puts it in the stands as opposed to just through the end zone. Net result is the same for the receiving team and now a starting tackle is out for the game.....

This is something I definately have said to myself and others when it occurs. There is really no consequence of unsportsmanlike conduct after a TD and I am surprise more guys arent taking cheap shots. If anything the only thing it does it take the risk of a short field away then should the kicking team decide to do an oneside kick. Otherwise its gonna be a touch back anyway so now big deal to get a 15yard penalty. THEY SHOULD add it to the end of the return. If the returner scores a TD so be it, otherwise tag 15 yards to the end. If touchback you get it on the 35 and so forth.

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Different context.

Do you think there would be an increase in onside kick attempts if they were suddenly somehow at a 50/50 chance instead of 1 in 50?

i think teams would opt to punt in those situations as often as they do now. 4th and 15 is not something that people tend to try and pass their way out of.

i'm sure chip kelly or someone of his ilk that prefers to take chances in those situations might try more punt fakes or passing for it, but for the most part it would be avoided much like it is today.

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You sound like someone who has Armanti Edwards returning for them. Would probably get different answers from fans watching Sproles or Leon Washington.

maybe, but they'd still have their chances to shine as a punt returner. kick return specialist has been less needed in recent years anyway, esp. with teams kicking off from the 35.

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i think teams would opt to punt in those situations as often as they do now. 4th and 15 is not something that people tend to try and pass their way out of.

i'm sure chip kelly or someone of his ilk that prefers to take chances in those situations might try more punt fakes or passing for it, but for the most part it would be avoided much like it is today.

Again, it's a different context. If you're in a 4th and 15 hole on a drive, then it's because your offense put you in a hole so obviously you're not going to be confident about going for it.

This would be after a score. It's not a 4th down earned via the defense stopping you. It's not the same type of gamble.

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I think its Goodell's mission to ruin football as we know it... And he's doing a good job of it so far

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This league will be a dumpster fire in ten years with this guy leading the charge. Games everyday of the week like the NBA, hitting above the ankle and below the hairline illegal, etc. You just watch...this guy is bad news..

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LOL at the folks acting like Goodell rules the league with an iron fist.

You do realize that he cant do ANYTHING to the game without the consent of the team owners don't you?

But never mind that, carry on with your lynch mob...

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