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  • What is the point?

    They aren't that exciting to watch. It causes a lot of injuries that are bad and unneeded. And the rest of the day before I get a follow back on my way home from work to be the first half of the year and I don't think that I I'm at a time when you are not a fan.

  • Yes. More of what matters. Less of what doesn't.

    A vast majority of kickoff returns end within the 15-25 yard range.
    Even if you don't include them, most kickoff returns end within a few yards of the 20.
    1/6 of all serious injuries occur during kickoff returns.
    The best and worst players' average kickoff returns are separated by only a few yards per attempt.
    The best and worst teams are not statistically separated by kickoff returns. They are separated by real team football skills like passing, rushing, sacks, and forced turn-overs.

    Kickoffs are mostly an opportunity for TV to add more advertisements, both before the kickoff and immediately following during the switch from offense to special teams to defense. Eliminating the kickoff return would remove the middle step and also remove that now unnecessary add-break.

    Great football is the offense verses the defense, and less time spent on "special" teams means more time spent on real football, and less on the mini-game. Think of this, if we had always had the tradition of starting on the 20, would we ever come up with a kickoff return? No. It is a hold-over from proto-rugby days, and football has evolved into an explosive set-piece tactical game. We should end this silly mini-game and focus on real football. It's better for the players and better for the fans.

  • Yes. More of what matters, less of what doesn't.

    A vast majority of kickoff returns end within the 15-25 yard range.
    Even if you don't include them, most kickoff returns end within a few yards of the 20.
    1/6 of all serious injuries occur during kickoff returns.
    The best and worst players' average kickoff returns are separated by only a few yards per attempt.
    The best and worst teams are not statistically separated by kickoff returns. They are separated by real team football skills like passing, rushing, sacks, and forced turn-overs.

    Kickoffs are mostly an opportunity for TV to add more advertisements, both before the kickoff and immediately following during the switch from offense to special teams to defense. Eliminating the kickoff return would remove the middle step and also remove that now unnecessary add-break.

    Great football is the offense verses the defense, and less time spent on "special" teams means more time spent on real football, and less on the mini-game. Think of this, if we had always had the tradition of starting on the 20, would we ever come up with a kickoff return? No. It is a hold-over from proto-rugby days, and football has evolved into an explosive set-piece tactical game. We should end this silly mini-game and focus on real football. It's better for the players and better for the fans.

  • More real football, less mini-game

    A vast majority of kickoff returns end within the 15-25 yard range.
    Even if you don't include them, most kickoff returns end within a few yards of the 20.
    1/6 of all serious injuries occur during kickoff returns.
    The best and worst players' average kickoff returns are separated by only a few yards per attempt.
    The best and worst teams are not statistically separated by kickoff returns. They are separated by real team football skills like passing, rushing, sacks, and forced turn-overs.

    Kickoffs are mostly an opportunity for TV to add more advertisements, both before the kickoff and immediately following during the switch from offense to special teams to defense. Eliminating the kickoff return would remove the middle step and also remove that now unnecessary add-break.

    Great football is the offense verses the defense, and less time spent on "special" teams means more time spent on real football, and less on the mini-game. Think of this, if we had always had the tradition of starting on the 20, would we ever come up with a kickoff return? No. It is a hold-over from proto-rugby days, and football has evolved into an explosive set-piece tactical game. We should end this silly mini-game and focus on real football. It's better for the players and better for the fans.

  • NO!!!!! Thats Stupid.

    These players signed up for one reason, and thats to do their best for their pro team. Boos boos come with the game. People need to get over concussions, because everyone has a chance to get one. Kickoffs start the game off, and some of the time, the game highlight is a kickoff return for a touchdown. There we go.

  • Why ban a kickoff?!?!?

    The kickoff is a very entertaining part in my opinion, it should not be banned. Also I have never seen any greater amount of injury in the kickoff than in the actual game. If they want to ban the kickoff because of safety reasons, they might as well ban the football sport itself!

  • Whats football without a start?

    Football fans all know what a kickoff is! Fans set up tailgate parties, superbowl parties, and even a gathering for a regular season game! Fans love kickoffs even from the beginning of the game to the last hope winning return of the game, just like desaun Jackson did against the eagles, The kickoff should stay.

  • No, The Kickoff is an Essential Part of the Contest



    The kickoff is a wonderful beginning to a game. The ball is snapped, the
    kicker runs and swings his foot, and the ball is suddenly in the air, as the
    fans scream their heads off. The kickoff is a thrilling way to start a game,
    a truly epic beginning to a titanic struggle. What’s more, after the
    heartbreaking setback of a touchdown, a soaring kickoff lets the fans of the
    losing team enjoy a moment of hope, as the ball hangs in the crisp air for a
    long moment, and anything seems possible.


  • No...just no.

    This would be a bad idea. It is taking away from the game. You are also hurting some players in a way, like Hester or Harvin who return kickoffs for touchdowns. On a side note, the NFL is going to make their kickoffs like 10 u football. It is one thing if the kids are 8- 10 years old, but these are grown men who get paid a lot of money to do this for a living. On an ending, do F u Rodger Goodell you ruin everything this game stands for.

  • No, why in the world would they do that?

    I'm not sure why that would be an option. Is there something wrong with kickoffs? It seems to me that kick offs are a great signal that the game has started, and therefore allows fans to watch the entire game. Is there some strange reason that kick offs are causing problems or something?

  • No on banning of Kickoffs

    No, the NFL should not ban kickoffs. Kickoffs have become a tradition in football over the years and also set the tone to let fans know that the game has started. There is no real reason why the NFL should ban kickoffs. In fact, having kickoffs helps amp up the crowd as well as gives the "kickers" a chance to do their part in the game. It is also a fair way for the opposing team to get the ball after the defending team makes a touchdown.

  • The Shouldn't Ban Kickoffs

    The NFL should not get rid of kickoffs. It is one of the more exciting things about the game. A player returning a kickoff for a touchdown always makes the crowd go crazy. It would be a bad thing to ban it. Eliminating a part of the game is never a good thing.

  • No. There is no valid reason.

    The kickoff is a fun and exciting way to begin the game, and kickoffs returns for touchdowns are always a pleasant surprise that gets the fans' energy level going high. There is no strong reason why kickoffs should be banned as they do not compromise the players and do not have any major drawbacks.


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