Originally posted by GoldandGarnet:It seems like you have never seen a kick return contrary to a received pass and run after that. the returner is facing several guys, if not up to 21 AND there are many guys in a relatively small space, big chance to get in uncontrolled touch with another player.
First, what evidence is there that kickoffs are the problem? I can't remember when the last time I saw a concussion occur on a kick off. Is there any evidence, at all, whatsoever that kickoffs are the problem? Where is the evidence for that? I don't think there is any. None. Zero. Zilch. Getting rid of kickoffs will do ZERO to change how many concussions or injuries occur.
Where does that thought come from? What difference does it make if a safety hits a WR from a 20 yd open field sprint Vs. a kickoff collision? Players do not continue to accelerate the entire distance of covering a kick off. Once they reach top speed, thats it.......20 yds vs 30 yds vs. 50 yds doesn't matter. Its moronic to think that a kickoff is somehow more dangerous because of the distances involved. A Safety plays (generally) 10-12 yds off the LOS. The HB can be as deep as 5-8 yds behind the LOS with a distance between the two about 10-15yds on any given play. How is typical situation any different, better or worse then a kick off?
There is no logic in this.
And the NFL is run by a bunch of morons.
Contrary to that, especially pass receivings happen way behind the LOS, i.e. let's say about 10 players won't be in your way, could be even more, if it's a downhill route. Usually you have one or two players in your face during such a play.