Yes, please. Let’s see if we can screw the sport up even more.
Oh Baloney. Why do they want to screw around with this much loved sport? I hate the Baltimore Ravens but give them a big hand for complaining about how the NFL wants to turn the game into a patty cake game for whusses and sissies.
I’ll stop watching it if they go this route.
One chance not to change it, that’s all, leave it alone.
GREAT idea. Eliminate one of the potentially most exciting plays in the game, and one that can flip a game on it’s head in a matter of mere seconds.
Stay smart, NFL......
Wouldn't punting the ball be like kicking off? Is it the downfield plays they are afraid of? If so, how does punting differ?
Sounds like some of the rules we made up playing half-field touch on NYC streets back in the ‘50s.
Regardless of one's opinion of soccer, it should rightfully be entitled to the name "football."
how would you be able to compare stats before and after with a straight face?
Bill Simpson, who is pretty much a self taught genius and has done much of the invention on racing safety equipment, has come out with a helmet that should help a lot:
Lets just jump right to Sarcastaball - with the tin foil hats and bras when playing the new game.
Lets just end Pro Football and get it over with!
What’s their plan? Rather than kickoffs, just hand the ball to the ‘receiving team’ on the 30 yard line, and call First Down? STUPID!!!!
If the NFL goes totally over the deep end with this, I can see alternate leagues taking hold and growing rapidly. Perhaps something like that is needed anyway.....
Maybe the umpire should bounce up the ball at midfield between the teams like a jump ball.
Didn’t they already change the kick-off by moving the ball closer to the opposition end zone with the intent that more balls would go out through the end zone than would be run back, thus potentially allowing for more player injuries?
Maybe they could wrap players in bubble-wrap to protect them. Except that some might get lose and smother a few players. So, they would have to outlaw bubble-wrap.
Maybe they should ban tackling. Just let them play touch football.
How about stopping the steroids?
Enough of this sissy stuff! Let’s release 3 bulls on the field as well during the kickoffs to really mix things up and see who gets the ball and where. ;-)
This is what happens when liberals take over an American institution. Negros, Felons, and Liberals, no one else invited.
If Schiano cared about safety he would stop rushing quarterbacks when they are taking a knee.
What a jerk this Goodell idiot is. I just hope the sport survives his tenure.