NFL: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

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    Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    What do you guys think?

    I personally think it would be a bad idea to stop having them.


    Last edited by MissouriCyclone; 04-16-2012 at 06:26 PM.

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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    No. Need the onside kick, and kickoff returns are momentum changers.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    There is NO WAY this can happen. If you eliminate kickoffs, you eliminate onside kicks, and how do you compensate for that when a team is down 7 points with under 2 minutes to play in what would have been an onside kickoff situation?




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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    I'm saying no, but if safety is the NFL's main concern I can see them doing it. However, I don't think anyone believes that the NFL cares more about player safety than money.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Maybe you kick off from the 50 and onside kick every time.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    I'm saying no, but if safety is the NFL's main concern I can see them doing it. However, I don't think anyone believes that the NFL cares more about player safety than money.

    I think the NFL cares about player safety, but only as far as their legal liability extends. If there were no lawsuits from former players, I highly doubt you would be seeing as many changes made in the name of safety.


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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    That would be ridiculous if they got rid of them. They can be a really exciting part of the game.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Did someone actually propose that?



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Might as well get rid of the forward pass too. That way there are no more defenseless receivers getting laid out.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Did someone actually propose that?
    Giants owner said it was a future possibility. Probably won't happen, but I was watching Sports Center and thought it was dumb. Wanted to know what other people thought as well. I guess there are a lot of people that feel the same way.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    This is ridiculous. The game would be ruined if you took away kickoffs.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    You forgot to give the option: "**** no"


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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    I blame this on soccer.

    Yeah...that's right....soccer.



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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    One person doesn't understand the game of football!


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    Re: Should the NFL stop having kickoffs?

    Kickers could then get paid way to much money for even less work.



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