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Kickoff Rule Changes Approved

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Scout200, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Scout200

    Scout200 BoltTalker

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    Today, the NFL chose to move the kickoff to the 35-yard line as opposed to the 30-yard line... how do you think this will effect the game?
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Stupid!

    Why not move it to the 50, or get rid of it all together. QBs are already in dresses, at least they didnt get rid of the wedge.
     
  3. Alpenbolt

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    Goodell is ruining football.
     
  4. Helljumper

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    I thought they were also going to move the touchback up?
     
  5. !~BOLT~!

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    If Kaeding is still our kicker this season (provided there is a season) then it's great for us, we might actually see a few cross the goal line.
     
  6. Scout200

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    Do you think they're trying to "improve the safety" of the game to allow two more games?
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I think the 'safety' argument for not having 2 more games is BS. Has teams who are consitently in the playoffs been decimated by those '2 more games'?

    Answer no.

    I can see no reason for this rule change. At this rate, they can do away with pads in less than a decade. 2 hand touch NFL...
     
  8. SDBoltzFan

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    According to ESPN the owners actually debated doing away with KO's all together and just starting drives on the 20 every series. That would have been very strange to say the least.
     
  9. Scout200

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    Good point! To me, this sounds like an ulterior motive. IMO I think they're trying to make it "safer" where they can statistically prove fewer injuries prior to the leveraging to go to 18.
     
  10. SDRaiderH8er

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    The Chargers would have been in the Super Bowl if they would have had that in place last season
     
  11. SDRaiderH8er

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    The extra 2 games in a season was just a negotiation ploy. The owners would have lost money on the deal. The TV contracts have all ready been inked and that was for a 16 game season. Season Ticket holders all ready pay for 10 home games 2 of which is preseason games. So the owners collect the money and don’t have to pay it out.

    If the NFL really wanted to listen to the voice of the customer, instead of 4 pre-season games, why not 2 games and a 16 game season.
     
  12. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    OK then lets go 18 Games and loose 11 players to go along with it because of the lack of injuries and have only 42 players.
     
  13. DenverBolt67

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    They still would have had to deal with punt returns for TD's
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    The USFL used to play an 18 game schedule. The teams were not decimated with injuries. Hell Flutie played an 18 game schedule and survived.

    Turtle... What are you babblin about?
     
  15. SDRaiderH8er

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    and how long did that league last?
     
  16. turbo_turtle

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    With what I am blabbin about is the 18 Game Schedule that you want so Why not get rid of 11 players because of the lack of injuries, to go with 42 players. Why not go 20 Games and only go in with 22 Players as part of a team. Again due to lack of injuries. It will cost less to run a team with less players.
     
  17. CoronaDoug

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    This will create less return yardage which means a worse average starting positions. All of this equals less scoring. I just hope it does not lead to more FG attempts.
     
  18. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    I think we shoudld go back to 14 games season's... and cut back the player's salary accordingly. I think you'd see those late season "throw away games" (the one's in which all the regular's watch from the sidelines) begin to be meaningful again. Expand the playoffs to get in another round and we'll be all set... oh and drop one of those pre-season games.

    3 pre- season
    14 regular season
    expanded playoffs
     
  19. Concudan

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    The logic in your post is made of fail...
     
  20. Concudan

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    That was because of 18 games?
     

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