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koLSU86
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Member since Aug 2012
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Kickoff Rule Changes Approved


upgrade
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Member since Jul 2011
4880 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
I understand these rules are being made in the name of player safety, and who can really be against player safety. But football will eventually kill itself with rules. When the game changes too much, a large part of the fanbase will no longer watch.


ROPO
Member since Jul 2016
550 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
The kickoff is the dumbest part of football. And the play most likely to result in injury. It’s not pussification. It’s being smart about eliminating an unnecessary aspect of the game to make it safer. Are you really so distraught about them eliminating the flying wedge 60 years ago to save the sport? Or were they pussies then too?


jdrn21
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Ole Piss sucks
Member since Aug 2005
15162 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
No dude you just sound like a pussy


The Truth 34
Los Angeles Dodgers Fan
Member since May 2010
33482 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
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eliminating an unnecessary aspect of the game


you had a good run. it's time to give up now.


Volvagia
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Fort Worth
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
Wow.

This is absurd and does little to promote player safety.


All it does is kill a facet of impact for special teams.

Congrats kicker, you can’t pin them at the 5 yard line anymore because ANY fair catch there automatically goes to the 25!


tiger81
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Brentwood, TN.
Member since Jan 2008
5492 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
The kickoff is one of the most exciting plays...they've tried to kill it, even at high school level.


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Deuces
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The bottom
Member since Nov 2011
6447 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
Slippery slope continues. Football will not be recognizable in 20 years.


Rugby is pretty awesome I've discovered, btw.


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LSU GrandDad
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Member since Jun 2009
20407 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
the player can still opt to return the kick. I can see that happening a good bit during the season because the kicking team will start relaxing thinking it will surely be a fair catch and the return team busts it. I think the new rule is ok


ChEgrad
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2012
1227 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
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The Football Rules Committee made the proposal to continue efforts to increase the number of touchbacks during kickoffs since fewer injuries occur during kickoffs that result in touchbacks than on kickoffs that are returned.


And even fewer injuries occur during timeouts and play stoppages. Perhaps they should just flip a coin to decide not the kicking team, but the winner then go home.


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Volvagia
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
It’s okay, if you hate variety.


It rewards pure offensive teams while weakening teams that could have held their own on defense/special teams

And that has been the trend for some time, however I’ll agree some rules were needed.

Everyone get ready for more 70-74 slug feats!


Mr.Perfect
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2013
14825 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
How old are you grand dad? I wanna make sure I kill myself before I too become a vagina.


rsbd
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banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
10097 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
NCAA is a joke


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33inNC
Carolina Panthers Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Mar 2011
2659 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
So dumb, make it the 20 yard line at the very least. Make it a trade off of 25 for touchback and 20 for fair catch, so they lose 5 by not just letting it go.

Maybe with that, it still keeps catching it as a compromise and opens up the opportunity for second guessing.


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Spankum
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Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
45497 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
Honestly, LSU is one of the few teams that can't seem to consistently kick the ball through the end zone for a touchback...this may actually help us.


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airfernando
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re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
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The kickoff is the dumbest part of football.
unanimously considered most exciting play in football.


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Ponchy Tiger
Army Fan
Ponchatoula
Member since Aug 2004
30082 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
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however I’ll agree some rules were needed.


Why?

They keep using the excuse that it is for safety but I have yet to see any data that states more injuries occur on kickoffs.
You know why? because it is bull shite. Just like the fricking horse collar rule, another fabricated lie.
This post was edited on 4/15 at 11:25 am


RummelTiger
TCU Fan
National Corndog Day: 03/04/2018
Member since Aug 2004
76770 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
quote:

The kickoff is the dumbest part of football. And the play most likely to result in injury. It’s not pussification. It’s being smart about eliminating an unnecessary aspect of the game to make it safer. Are you really so distraught about them eliminating the flying wedge 60 years ago to save the sport? Or were they pussies then too?


Were you crying as you wrote this?


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Boudreauboudreaugoly
Land of the Rice n Son
Member since Oct 2017
50 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
Hell, let’s just change it all to flag football and be done with it.


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km
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
3631 posts

re: Kickoff Rule Changes Approved
mass X acceleration = force

If they really want less forceful contact, limit player weight and player speed.

That will never happen.

The number one cause of concussions in the United States is caused by bicycle crashes/spills. Should we outlaw bikes?


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