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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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Re: Goodell floats novel idea for replacing kickoffs

Goodell is a business suit that doesn't understand the sport. His thinking is mindless and only for legal reasons.
Who is he to rewrite years of tradition or change a proven successful product ?
Like the CEO of the Zip Drive he will run this company into the ground with his silly ideas, ego ( as if he created anything).
The NFL became popular because of the way it was, not because of how he is changing it for profit reasons.
This man is to incompetent to run a business like the NFL, where he doesn't understand the product, and does not care about the customer. The fan.

I am fairly sure many more ridicules ideas will pop from his swollen head, I worked with these guys to much. He needs to be removed, and a suitable enforcer found.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #12
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You could reduce the speed and impact of the collisions and lower the risk of catastrophic injury, by having the kicker kick from the 35 yard line and having rest of the kicking team line up on the 50 or 45. You would lose the penalty of offsides on a kickoff (which almost never happens anyway) but still have the excitement of a kickoff. But fewer high speed collisions.

The onside kick rule could be changed so it has to go 20+ or even 30+ yards instead of just 10, make it more like a pooch kick that sails up and drops on the opponents 40 where both teams converge. Maybe make it a rule that you can recover an onside kick, if it's touched first by the other team, but not advance it forward. To prevent a lot of silly scoring, but keep the point of the onside kick (to change possession).

Or make it a change in kickoff formation rules, 4 guys + kicker must line up on the 35, then 6-7 guys at midfield or the 45, closer to the receiving team, so you only have 2-3 guys allowed to be gunners and run downfield at breakneck speed, the other guys hit each other sooner and block at lower speed more like a punt. Not eliminating collisions, but making them fewer and at slower speeds.

By the way, it took me all of 30 seconds to come up with this idea and improve player safety. Why is Goodell so dense?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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Here's an idea. Dress all the players in those big "Sumo" suits and let 'em have at it. It would be blast to watch too!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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The more they talk about "improving" the game, the less I like it. Sorta like how my job gets more convoluted every time my employer "improves" a process ...
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mutineer10 View Post
The more they talk about "improving" the game, the less I like it. Sorta like how my job gets more convoluted every time my employer "improves" a process ...
I think its not so much improving as it is protecting
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #16
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Not a fan... why mess with something that's working?!

The game doesn't need to be changed - it's the players playing the game who need to change if they want to cut back on injuries.
The players also need the absolute best equipment available. They don't get the very best.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #17
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I think they should call random seat numbers and let fans kick off, then scamper off the field.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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Why dont we just kick off without helmets on it won.t take long to get a message across with leading with their heads. Yes i.m just being a brain fart like goodel
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:11 AM   #19
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Re: Goodell floats novel idea for replacing kickoffs

Originally Posted by atltillidie View Post
The players also need the absolute best equipment available. They don't get the very best.
How so? I always thought Nike & all these equipment manufacturers were using the latest technology in making equipment for these guys.

Another issue that would go along with this is, the equipment is out there, but the players aren't necessarily using it, ie knee pads, thigh pads, hip pads, et...

I do see most the QBs wearing the kidney/lower back protection nowadays.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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Just get rid of the pads and go to professional flag football.
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