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Old 12-07-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Chris Mortensen of ESPN says the possibility of removing kickoffs is 100%.

He (Goodell) says high speed collisions are the most dangerous aspect of football. Proposal from the Bucs coach is to take over at the 30 yd.line after a TD or FG.

What say you?

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If the NFL does this they officially jumped the shark. Just a horrible idea.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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The last couple years...man. The NFL seems to see the big picture, but is botching the execution horribly.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Why don't we just put flags on the players and get it over with?

You know what's interesting, about how the game has come to grips with the idea of concussion syndrome, and how rapidly it's changing ramifications within the game, and over such a short period of time. I started a thread sometime back about "You can hear whispers of the NFL's death" and basically the link was directed to a piece by Mike Freeman from CBS Sports, who argued that violence is a part of the NFL's appeal, but the league is in a tenuous spot because of the necessity to curtail it. "You can hear whispers of the NFL's death"

Now consider where we've come in this sport from such a short time ago. Does anyone here play Madden football on video game consoles? 11 years ago, on the Playstation 2, there was Madden 2002, which was the first in the series released on that console. The reason I bring this up, in the context of this thread, is the introduction to that video game. I ask those here to view it, and tell me if these game intros are still in vogue 11 short years later:


Madden 2002 Intro - YouTube

There is no way the NFL would want to use these violent head to head hits any longer to promote endorsed products.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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People hate change and that is fine. However, this has been the movement for a couple years now and it is not some kind of earth shattering change. I don't think just eliminating the play entirely is the way to go a la just starting at the 20, you have to have some element of the onside kick involved, which the 4th and 15 scenario still allows for.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Why don't we just put flags on the players and get it over with?
In light of this light-hearted suggestion - I say ban all weight lifting by players. They are now a danger to themselves.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I just thought something a few minutes ago, when it comes to this rule.

Remember the Super Bowl almost 3 years ago? What was the defining, momentum changing play of that game?

Sean Payton masterfully calling an onside kick to start the second half, and recovering it. Many believe this was the game's turning point.

Under the new rules changes, that play is gone.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Colleges have the overtime period where one team scores, and then there is the switch to the other team's possession without the kickoff. Does that seem to mess up the flow of the game?

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I just thought something a few minutes ago, when it comes to this rule.

Remember the Super Bowl almost 3 years ago? What was the defining, momentum changing play of that game?

Sean Payton masterfully calling an onside kick to start the second half, and recovering it. Many believe this was the game's turning point.

Under the new rules changes, that play is gone.
Yeah - what would that do towards the end of game strategy when a team needs two scores?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Yeah - what would that do towards the end of game strategy when a team needs two scores?
The proposal that I have heard is that the team will be given the ball at their own 30 or so after they score and be placed in 4th and 15 situation. In that scenario, most teams would just punt, though they could go for it if they choose.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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what the hell....what a moron

Can we please get rid of Goodell LOL
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