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Unread 05-17-2018, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Potential new kickoff rules...I see flags galore if it goes through

Just too many restrictions...

1. The kicking team must line up within one yard of the line where the ball is kicked (typically the 35-yard line), and must have five players on each side of the kicker. That changes the rule that allowed players to line up five yards behind the spot where the ball is kicked to get a running start. Now the kicker will be able to get a running start, but everyone else will get one step at best.

2. At least eight of the 11 players on the receiving team must line up within 15 yards of their restraining line, which would typically mean between the kicking teamís 45-yard line and the receiving teamís 40-yard line.

3. At least two players must be lined up outside the numbers, and two players between the numbers and the hashmark.

4. Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, players on the receiving team canít cross the restraining line (typically the 45), or initiate a block within 15 yards of the line where the ball is kicked.

5. Wedge blocks will be eliminated. Past rule changes have limited wedge blocks to two players, but now even the two-man wedge will be banned.

6. The ball will be dead if it touches the ground in the end zone. In the past the returner could pick up the ball off the ground in the end zone and run it out, but now it would be a touchback immediately if it touches the ground in the end zone.
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Unread 05-17-2018, 01:35 PM   #2
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Default If you receive the ball and step out of the back...

That should be a penalty.

You should have to decide to receive it bounds and either kneel for a touch back or run it out...OR let it go out for a touch back.

If you catch it and step out of the back, 15 yard penalty and you start at your own 5!

Yes!
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Just too many restrictions...

1. The kicking team must line up within one yard of the line where the ball is kicked (typically the 35-yard line), and must have five players on each side of the kicker. That changes the rule that allowed players to line up five yards behind the spot where the ball is kicked to get a running start. Now the kicker will be able to get a running start, but everyone else will get one step at best.

2. At least eight of the 11 players on the receiving team must line up within 15 yards of their restraining line, which would typically mean between the kicking teamís 45-yard line and the receiving teamís 40-yard line.

3. At least two players must be lined up outside the numbers, and two players between the numbers and the hashmark.

4. Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, players on the receiving team canít cross the restraining line (typically the 45), or initiate a block within 15 yards of the line where the ball is kicked.

5. Wedge blocks will be eliminated. Past rule changes have limited wedge blocks to two players, but now even the two-man wedge will be banned.

6. The ball will be dead if it touches the ground in the end zone. In the past the returner could pick up the ball off the ground in the end zone and run it out, but now it would be a touchback immediately if it touches the ground in the end zone.
Would make onsides kicks harder to pull off
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AND THE BALL CAN'T BE KICKED ANY MORE THEN 37.8 FEET OFF THE GROUND, OR A REF WILL SHOOT IT OUT OF THE SKY WITH A PELLET GUN AND THAT WILL BE THE ONLY BALL TOM BRADY WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE.

MAN ARE THEY F'N UP THIS GAME.
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Just too many restrictions...

1. The kicking team must line up within one yard of the line where the ball is kicked (typically the 35-yard line), and must have five players on each side of the kicker. That changes the rule that allowed players to line up five yards behind the spot where the ball is kicked to get a running start. Now the kicker will be able to get a running start, but everyone else will get one step at best.

2. At least eight of the 11 players on the receiving team must line up within 15 yards of their restraining line, which would typically mean between the kicking teamís 45-yard line and the receiving teamís 40-yard line.

3. At least two players must be lined up outside the numbers, and two players between the numbers and the hashmark.

4. Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, players on the receiving team canít cross the restraining line (typically the 45), or initiate a block within 15 yards of the line where the ball is kicked.

5. Wedge blocks will be eliminated. Past rule changes have limited wedge blocks to two players, but now even the two-man wedge will be banned.

6. The ball will be dead if it touches the ground in the end zone. In the past the returner could pick up the ball off the ground in the end zone and run it out, but now it would be a touchback immediately if it touches the ground in the end zone.
Better than taking them away completely. The NFL is at a watershed moment in its history, they are going to have to make the game safer to rid themselves of the image that playing in their league will scramble your brains beyond repair.
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NCAA CHANGED KICKOFF RULE,.... CAN CALL A FAIR CATCH IF BALL IS WITHIN THE 25 YARDLINE- WILL RESULT IN A TOUCH BACK.

JUST LET EM PLAY FOOTBALL DAMN IT.
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