U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-08-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
28,446 posts, read 15,427,246 times
Reputation: 11377

Advertisements

Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions Make Airtight Case for Abolishing Kicking

For years, pundits have argued sporadically that field goals and extra points should be eliminated from National Football League contests.

In their 34-20 instant classic played in a blizzard at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions made an impassioned case for that very idea—on the field, not in a column.

Conditions on the field were so treacherous for the place-kicking game that neither the Eagles nor the Lions attempted a field goal...

...
The two teams combined for eight touchdowns. Only once did the team who scored a touchdown try an extra point.

Leading 20-14 after the second return touchdown of the day for Jeremy Ross, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz called a timeout for the express purpose of clearing a kicking path for ex-Eagle David Akers to make an extra point.

The Eagles blocked the kick anyway, and the Lions never scored again.

...
So place-kicking had no place in the Eagles' 34-20 victory.

Be honest. Did you miss it?

Did you miss NFL coaches taking the easy way out time and again by ordering 32-yard field-goal attempts? Did you miss boring extra points?





The snow was 8 inches deep at its worst.

I say keep the kicking game.

At the least if you wanted to remove some of the kicking, keep the field goals and maybe have a one yard play for one point, or four yards for two.

Last edited by DRob4JC; 12-08-2013 at 05:59 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-08-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
2,533 posts, read 3,953,464 times
Reputation: 2816
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
6,536 posts, read 4,487,242 times
Reputation: 2462
What's not mentioned in that article is the only reason Schwartz attempted that PAT, was because they were called for a false start on the conversion attempt which backed them up 5 yards. With the ball at the 7 yard line, you almost have to kick the PAT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
4,847 posts, read 6,356,456 times
Reputation: 5787
Was there a lame slideshow with ten lame reasons to get rid of the kicking game as well?

One snowy game is a very weak argument from BR against the kicking game.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
9,349 posts, read 5,562,093 times
Reputation: 9446
Dumb article from BR. there are only like 2-3 games a year with winter weather that's that bad. i think it makes it more interesting than anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
28,446 posts, read 15,427,246 times
Reputation: 11377
The other item of interest - the game was the only game in the Super Bowl era where a kicker did not score a point.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
2,897 posts, read 4,357,532 times
Reputation: 2198
The kicking game should never be abolished. It adds key strategy to the game.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
21,873 posts, read 23,139,610 times
Reputation: 37275
Quote:
Originally Posted by skins_fan82 View Post
Dumb article from BR.
Shocking!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
3,451 posts, read 8,150,992 times
Reputation: 2346
This looks like an article from The Onion, not from Bleacher Report.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
2,223 posts, read 2,993,783 times
Reputation: 3365
This is as bad as the guy saying the QB kneel was unfair.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top