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View Poll Results: How Do You Feel About The Possible elimination of Kickoffs In Football
Against the elimination of kickoffs in football 28 80.00%
Support the elimination of kickoffs in football 7 20.00%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Against removing the kickoff

In the Super Bowl, the Eagles made the Patriots return the last kickoff, which took time off the clock, and pinned them at the 7 yd. line to start their last drive.

Without the kickoff, they would get 18 extra yards and about 8 more seconds.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:03 PM
 
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Against removing the kickoff

In the Super Bowl, the Eagles made the Patriots return the last kickoff, which took time off the clock, and pinned them at the 7 yd. line to start their last drive.

Without the kickoff, they would get 18 extra yards and about 8 more seconds.
Yes, but that is good if you are the team that is down and needs to come back.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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ball on the 50 yard line, each team can have up to 40 players line-up on the goal line, blow the whistle and see what happens from there
This may just work....in the XFL!
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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So, the NFL is proposing allowing kick returners to be able to make a fair catch anywhere in the field of play, and if they do so, they get the ball at the 25 yard line. So, this means if the kick off team tries to kick the ball short of the goal line, the receiver can still fair catch it at the 3 yard line and get the ball at the 25.

They don't want to eliminate kick offs altogether, because they still want a team that is trailing toward the end of the game to have the option for an onside kick attempt. Once the NFL comes up with a proper replacement for this situation, then kick offs will pretty much be good as gone.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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So, the NFL is proposing allowing kick returners to be able to make a fair catch anywhere in the field of play, and if they do so, they get the ball at the 25 yard line. So, this means if the kick off team tries to kick the ball short of the goal line, the receiver can still fair catch it at the 3 yard line and get the ball at the 25.

They don't want to eliminate kick offs altogether, because they still want a team that is trailing toward the end of the game to have the option for an onside kick attempt. Once the NFL comes up with a proper replacement for this situation, then kick offs will pretty much be good as gone.

Won't be long and a required part of the players uniform will be a tutu.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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So, the NFL is proposing allowing kick returners to be able to make a fair catch anywhere in the field of play, and if they do so, they get the ball at the 25 yard line. So, this means if the kick off team tries to kick the ball short of the goal line, the receiver can still fair catch it at the 3 yard line and get the ball at the 25.

They don't want to eliminate kick offs altogether, because they still want a team that is trailing toward the end of the game to have the option for an onside kick attempt. Once the NFL comes up with a proper replacement for this situation, then kick offs will pretty much be good as gone.
Anywhere in the field of play?

Sounds like the kicking team will do whatever it can to avoid kicks which would create a fair catch -- and which would still end up at the 25.

What kind of kick then? How about a squib kick!?
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Okay, from what I just read, fair caught anywhere INSIDE the 25.

The kicking team could decide that a start at the 25 wouldn't be such a bad thing.

But, then... why kick the ball at all? Why not just allow the other team to just have the ball at their 25?

That way nobody runs... nobody tackles... nobody gets hit... nobody falls...

NOBODY gets hurt?
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I have to be honest; these arguments for keeping the kickoffs in this thread sound more like people threatened by change than people who have a good reason to keep kickoffs.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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I have to be honest; these arguments for keeping the kickoffs in this thread sound more like people threatened by change than people who have a good reason to keep kickoffs.
This debate probably wouldn't exist at all unless the NFL was considering a change, and they're doing so because of concussion concerns.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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'I have to be honest; these arguments for keeping the kickoffs in this thread sound more like people threatened by change than people who have a good reason to keep kickoffs.' - Toxic Toast


And/or fake machismo from folks that never have or will be putting their butt/head on the line out there.
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