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  • Now, I'm a solutions based person.

    The days of Devin Hester and Dante Hall are long gone. Players who thrived on kick returns, and making a living off them, have become nearly as extinct as the dinosaurs who used to roam the Earth. Since moving the kickoffs to the 35-yard line, the increased touchbacks to help decrease injuries has made an extremely exciting play seem more like a mundane task.
    I rarely come with a complaint, without a solution in mind as well. To fix the kickoff problem in the NFL, I would eliminate the kickoff all together, except for one exception -- the onside kick. If a team needs to get the ball back, and the kickoff has been abolished by the league, they should have the right to announce instead of the opposition starting with the ball at the 25-yard line, they would have the option of kicking team an onsides kick to get the ball back.

  • 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.

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless

  • Ruins the game

    Because it ruins the game makes come backs not possible takes the excitement away it makes the game more boring takes away kick return touchdowns takes away positions doesn't let back up players get a chance it completely ruins the game forever that's not the way we should play football and it leaves kickers homeless


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