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Old 05-03-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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This is a similar situation to nfl kickoffs being eliminated

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbs...-football/amp/
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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In a way that's unfortunate. Kickoff returns are a way to help level the playing field for weaker teams, and they are one of the more exciting plays in the game.

Personally I'd like to see weight caps as a way to reduce injuries. Modern players are much too massive. It's physically unhealthy and leads to injuries just through simple roll-overs. Slimmer players would speed up the game considerably.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:12 AM
 
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In a way that's unfortunate. Kickoff returns are a way to help level the playing field for weaker teams, and they are one of the more exciting plays in the game.

Personally I'd like to see weight caps as a way to reduce injuries. Modern players are much too massive. It's physically unhealthy and leads to injuries just through simple roll-overs. Slimmer players would speed up the game considerably.

Weight caps would help the military teams be more competitive too. Last I knew, their players have to meet the height and weight requirements for the military which are quite a bit less than most linemen on other teams.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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In a way that's unfortunate. Kickoff returns are a way to help level the playing field for weaker teams, and they are one of the more exciting plays in the game.

Personally I'd like to see weight caps as a way to reduce injuries. Modern players are much too massive. It's physically unhealthy and leads to injuries just through simple roll-overs. Slimmer players would speed up the game considerably.
Though you have a good point, it will never happen and would be hard in enforce. But I am for anything to reduce injuries and speed up the game. As for speeding up the game, won't happen: they have to allow enough time to get all those commercials in. DAMN sponsors.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:36 AM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I don't know why it would be hard to enforce. Wrestlers have to weigh in. You could do the same with football players. Weigh in before the game and tape the weight on the players uniform. I know, it sounds weird, but it could certainly work for kick offs and punts. No players over 200 lbs on those plays. Still sounds weird....
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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We have seen the kick off "waive off" many times already during this early college season. I don't think it will ruin the game, as there will always be some players who will attempt the return, (unless specifically instructed not to).

Overall, I think this is a good rule change based on concussion stats showing most brain injuries occur during kickoff returns.
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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Weight caps would help the military teams be more competitive too. Last I knew, their players have to meet the height and weight requirements for the military which are quite a bit less than most linemen on other teams.

and yet navy has been winning an average of nine games per season for the last 15 seasons at least. army isnt too far behind and nether is air force.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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and yet navy has been winning an average of nine games per season for the last 15 seasons at least. army isnt too far behind and nether is air force.

I don't recall them making it to the big bowl games. I could be wrong. Feel free to set me right if I am.
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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I don't recall them making it to the big bowl games. I could be wrong. Feel free to set me right if I am.

well here is a list of bowl games that navy has been to since 1924;


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...men_bowl_games
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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well here is a list of bowl games that navy has been to since 1924;


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...men_bowl_games

So no big one since the 60's.
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