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(Bleacher Report)   NCAA approves rule for 2018 allowing for any kickoff which is fair caught inside the 25 to be ruled as a touchback and placed at the 25. Say hello to moonshots and people dying at the 30   ( bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2018-04-13 10:21:38 PM  
Now that I think about it, I wonder how well kickers could do moonshots within a few yards of the 30 as it might be too close.

At the risk of making it appear that I have never watched a single college football game in my entire life...

Okay, as far as I could find as late as 2015 it appears that standard kickoffs cannot be punted. For the record in no way was I about to ask if punts could be done on standard kickoffs, not at all was I about to do that.
 
2018-04-13 10:47:02 PM  
Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.
 
2018-04-13 10:58:28 PM  
Would they have the option of a free shot at a field goal from their own 25 in that case?  Because some of those kickers could make that, with a little breeze and luck.
 
2018-04-13 11:51:56 PM  

Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.


Solely for onside kick purposes and trick kicks.
 
2018-04-14 12:13:58 AM  

Sliding Carp: Would they have the option of a free shot at a field goal from their own 25 in that case?  Because some of those kickers could make that, with a little breeze and luck.


I would pay 10 bucks to see that.
 
2018-04-14 12:16:45 AM  

Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.


I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.
 
2018-04-14 12:23:01 AM  

buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.


Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.
 
2018-04-14 12:29:23 AM  

IAmRight: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

Solely for onside kick purposes and trick kicks.


Oh shiat, you get a good call too.

Because buckeyebrain is an Ohio State fan he is clearly a man of unquestioned integrity and a good person which means that his provided reasoning was not stolen from you. Therefore, it would be unfair to retract his "good call" due to it having been issued in good faith though under no circumstances does that detract from your "good call." I am a firm believer that all "good calls" are created equally.
 
2018-04-14 12:31:22 AM  

WoodyHayes: buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.

Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.


One wild thing I ran across recently (can't remember where) is to give the trailing team an option for them to get the ball 4th-and-10 from their own 35, having to make 10 yards in one play to keep possession.  But that doesn't address surprise onside kicks.
 
2018-04-14 01:08:18 AM  

buckeyebrain: WoodyHayes: buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.

Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.

One wild thing I ran across recently (can't remember where) is to give the trailing team an option for them to get the ball 4th-and-10 from their own 35, having to make 10 yards in one play to keep possession.  But that doesn't address surprise onside kicks.


Oh god I dislike that idea. For the record I don't like the idea that is subject of this article either. Obviously they are intent on getting rid of kickoffs so they should just cut to the chase on that. As for onside kicks...I don't know maybe the team in a position of desperation is able to call for a roshambo faceoff between kickers. Should keep those guys engaged and that should do it.

On a serious note I'd be interested in knowing really how much of a factor kickoffs are in head trauma. And if they are bad why are we not talking about the punting game. We don't really hear any ideation around the guys that are making head contact every play. The beautiful big uglies are the guys that are really suffering later in life but I think everyone knows that attempting any solution there (other than the NFLs moranic new rule) fundamentally changes football. All the moves to eliminate the occasional violent looking hit are just window dressing (I'm not arguing against such rules, just pointing out what a drop in the bucket they represent)
 
2018-04-14 06:45:28 AM  
So, just onside kick every kickoff. And don't have a punter. just always go for it on forth down and this silly forward pass rule, can we discuss getting rid of that next year?
 
2018-04-14 06:56:57 AM  

BlazeTrailer: buckeyebrain: WoodyHayes: buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.

Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.

One wild thing I ran across recently (can't remember where) is to give the trailing team an option for them to get the ball 4th-and-10 from their own 35, having to make 10 yards in one play to keep possession.  But that doesn't address surprise onside kicks.

Oh god I dislike that idea. For the record I don't like the idea that is subject of this article either. Obviously they are intent on getting rid of kickoffs so they should just cut to the chase on that. As for onside kicks...I don't know maybe the team in a position of desperation is able to call for a roshambo faceoff between kickers. Should keep those guys engaged and that should do it.

On a serious note I'd be interested in knowing really how much of a factor kickoffs are in head trauma. And if they are bad why are we not talking about the punting game. We don't really hear any ideation around the guys that are making head contact every play. The beautiful big uglies are the guys that are really suffering later in life but I think everyone knows that attempting any solution there (other than the NFLs moranic new rule) fundamentally changes football. All the moves to eliminate the occasional violent looking hit are just window dressing (I'm not arguing against such rules, just pointing out what a drop in the bucket they represent)


Punting doesn't yield nearly as many returns, nor do you have the punt team running full speed down the field at the receiving player (the teams line up on the standard line of scrimmage, etc). The kicks tend to be a lot higher, with more hang time, and are fair caught more. While the punt game still has its share of injuries/concussions, it's a lot lower than it is on kickoffs.
 
2018-04-14 09:28:40 AM  
New rule for the 2019 season, flag football.
 
2018-04-14 10:21:32 AM  
Get rid of all kicking. ALL OF IT!!!!!!

Nobody tunes into a game to watch kickers. No more field goals and no more punting. You must go for it and the distance for a first down is now 15 yards to account for the adjusted offenses. You must go for two after a touchdown. After a score the other team gets the ball on the 25 yard line. For those worried about onside kicks, don't be, a team will get one chance to gain 15 yards to retain the ball or the other team gets the ball at the spot of turnover.

Vegas will love this. O/U,s and spreads will be changed now that extra points and field goals are off the board.

Coaches will love this because they get 2-3 roster spots back to give to actual players that matter. They no longer have to carry a ST coach on their payroll either.

QB's will love this because they just became even more valuable.

Who hates this, soccer players that weren't good enough to play soccer, people adverse to change because reasons.

/kickers are people too
//no they aren't go annoying some place else
///but but punters.....stop just stop you're embarrassing yourself
 
2018-04-14 10:31:37 AM  

WoodyHayes: If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.


Rock, Paper, Scissors.
 
2018-04-14 10:34:50 AM  
There was one punt in the Super Bowl, it would unironically own if the NFL banned punts
 
2018-04-14 10:36:38 AM  
WoodyHayes:
If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.

Have a basketball-style tip-off at the fifty-yard line.
 
2018-04-14 12:18:18 PM  

WoodyHayes: buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.

Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.


That new minor professional league will give the team that just scored an option to have a 4th and 10 on their own 30 or give the ball to the opposition on the opposition 25.
 
2018-04-14 01:33:50 PM  
Um...

So I'm watching the Ohio State spring game and I can hear the band playing "Neck," I don't think I've ever heard that played here. I'm pretty damn sure I've never heard TBDBITL play it before, somewhat sure I've never heard the spring band play it. I give that song two games before it gets axed, the first one will be where part of the student body does some singing and then the other students pick up on it. Then for the next home game the entire student body sings along and that is the end of that. The marching band version is pretty cool but the singing will be what gets it banned here which kind of sucks but is understandable.

buckeyebrain: One wild thing I ran across recently (can't remember where) is to give the trailing team an option for them to get the ball 4th-and-10 from their own 35, having to make 10 yards in one play to keep possession.  But that doesn't address surprise onside kicks.


I think something in that area might be the best option. I don't like it but I'm not sure what else you'd do.

ThisIsntMe: ...and this silly forward pass rule, can we discuss getting rid of that next year?


If you ever need help in committing a murder and covering it up, I've got your back.

meanmutton: That new minor professional league will give the team that just scored an option to have a 4th and 10 on their own 30 or give the ball to the opposition on the opposition 25.


I'm thinking about it and I'm not sure I like a 4th and 10 from their own 30, maybe from their own 35 though.
 
2018-04-14 03:20:30 PM  

BlazeTrailer: buckeyebrain: WoodyHayes: buckeyebrain: Exluddite: Why bother with a kick off? Just start at the 25 yard line.

I think the only reason kickoffs still even exist anymore is onside kicks.

Oooooooooh, that one is so obvious that I didn't even consider it. Good call.

If we're eventually going to be doing away with kickoffs I'm trying to come up with an alternative to the onside kick as boosting a team's chances for a comeback and I'm not coming up with anything at the moment.

One wild thing I ran across recently (can't remember where) is to give the trailing team an option for them to get the ball 4th-and-10 from their own 35, having to make 10 yards in one play to keep possession.  But that doesn't address surprise onside kicks.

Oh god I dislike that idea. For the record I don't like the idea that is subject of this article either. Obviously they are intent on getting rid of kickoffs so they should just cut to the chase on that. As for onside kicks...I don't know maybe the team in a position of desperation is able to call for a roshambo faceoff between kickers. Should keep those guys engaged and that should do it.

On a serious note I'd be interested in knowing really how much of a factor kickoffs are in head trauma. And if they are bad why are we not talking about the punting game. We don't really hear any ideation around the guys that are making head contact every play. The beautiful big uglies are the guys that are really suffering later in life but I think everyone knows that attempting any solution there (other than the NFLs moranic new rule) fundamentally changes football. All the moves to eliminate the occasional violent looking hit are just window dressing (I'm not arguing against such rules, just pointing out what a drop in the bucket they represent)


Kickoffs are the only play where blockers on both sides get 10-20 yards of a running start to hit each other from the exact opposite directio.  The closing speed of those collisions is going to be a major contributor to the kind of CTE that emerges after repeated hard hits.
 
2018-04-14 05:18:44 PM  

wiseolddude: New rule for the 2019 season, flag football.


Theres always one in football safety threads that like to expose themselves as ignorant
 
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