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Should the NFL adopt the XFL style kickoff?

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Should the NFL adopt the XFL style kickoff?



I'm a fan of it.
  • thl408
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That checks both boxes for the NFL - less touchbacks because the ball is kicked from the 30 (not the 35), and collisions aren't as hard since the teams are five yards apart. I think this format would also introduce OLmen as being a significant part of the return team since they don't have to run as much and block in open space.
Originally posted by thl408:
That checks both boxes for the NFL - less touchbacks because the ball is kicked from the 30 (not the 35), and collisions aren't as hard since the teams are five yards apart. I think this format would also introduce OLmen as being a significant part of the return team since they don't have to run as much and block in open space.

I think it will allow for too many big plays this way. Based on that we would probably shatter NFL records for most TDs in a season.
No
Originally posted by GoreGoreGore:
Originally posted by thl408:
That checks both boxes for the NFL - less touchbacks because the ball is kicked from the 30 (not the 35), and collisions aren't as hard since the teams are five yards apart. I think this format would also introduce OLmen as being a significant part of the return team since they don't have to run as much and block in open space.

I think it will allow for too many big plays this way. Based on that we would probably shatter NFL records for most TDs in a season.

Agreed. Hester would have scored on every kick off in this formation.
How would onside kicks work?
Chance of starting at the opponents 45??? I think that's a bit extreme.
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JFC just leave the game alone, Goodell has already done enough damage.
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Originally posted by jimrat:
JFC just leave the game alone, Goodell has already done enough damage.

This. f**k Rodger Goodell f**kin prick.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by jimrat:
JFC just leave the game alone, Goodell has already done enough damage.

This. f**k Rodger Goodell f**kin prick.

Kickoffs need a change though, at this state they are pointless.


Here's some of what it involves, per @AlbertBreer:

- No players except the kicker and returner can move until the ball is touched.
- If the ball doesn't cross the 20-yard line in the air, it's treated as out of bounds and the receiving team gets possession at their own 40-yard line.
- If the kicker kicks the ball into the end zone on the fly, a touchback results in the ball being placed at the 35-yard line, as opposed to the previous rule of the 25-yard line.

The essence of the idea is to increase returns while also reducing space and speed in the play, addressing a major issue that has led to more injuries.
[ Edited by Heroism on Mar 3, 2024 at 1:25 PM ]
How would onside kicks work? Thanks for sharing

Thank you
Economically speaking, the returner might become one of the higher paid players in the game.
Guess we better get used to it
Originally posted by kritishah:
How would onside kicks work? Thanks for sharing

Thank you

Just like they normally do but you have to notify the refs first. No more surprise onside kicks
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