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Thread: Greg Schiano proposed a rule change to eliminate kickoffs.

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    WTF Greg Schiano proposed a rule change to eliminate kickoffs.

    This Greg Schiano is a buffoon. He just proposed a rule change that would eliminate kickoffs. Once a team scores, they would get the ball back at their own 30. It would be 4th and 15, and they would have option to either try to get the 1st down, or punt it away to the other team. First the QB kneels, and now this. Can't stand this douche.

    Here is the link if you guys want to read more.
    http://nfl.si.com/2012/12/06/roger-g...-rule-changes/
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    I don't care for it either. However, we'd probably have a better chance of pinning a team inside the 10 with fields than we do with carpenter.

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    So with this rule 1 team could potentially have the ball the ENTIRE GAME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaSh View Post
    So with this rule 1 team could potentially have the ball the ENTIRE GAME.
    technically, you could potentially have the ball the entire game with the current rules in place. Just keep kicking onside kicks and recovering them.
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    Greg is not the 1st to propose it...this was on the table last year at the owners meetings, as was eliminating hits on qbs completely...

    like it or not, the NFL is going to start changing more rules to keep the players saferish, and they will not stop until the owners stop making money. but yeah they talked about this, at least paid it lip service last year



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    That drastic of a change isn't all that likely but I could see something coming that will try to put a buffer on the speed at which these guys are coming at one another on kickoffs.
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    Sure would make punters highly paid.
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    Once "make it, take it" is in place, then we can start playing half court football, which will save on maintenance costs.
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    Interesting. Not saying I like it, but its interesting to say the least. So if a team is down by 10, they get a TD, instead of hoping for an onside kick, they would just have to convert a 4th and 15 and get a new set of downs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamaicankid21 View Post
    Interesting. Not saying I like it, but its interesting to say the least. So if a team is down by 10, they get a TD, instead of hoping for an onside kick, they would just have to convert a 4th and 15 and get a new set of downs.
    This is the part I don't like. The chances of recovering an onside was probably about even throughout the league, with this rule the team that has Tom Brady will have an enormous advantage in recovering the ball after a score over a lot of teams. Remember when we had Pennington? It was basically a guaranteed punt coming up if we had a 3rd and 10.

    A team like the Patriots against a defense like ours could easily come back from 21 down with 4 or 5 minutes left. If they are going to do this I think the ball should still have to come off somebodies foot after a score.
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