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NFL Looking to Change up Punting

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New rule: when the long-snapper sends the ball backwards, the punter cannot catch it. Instead, he has to kick it while it's still in the air. 

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15 minutes ago, Woz said:

Kickoffs are boring. Punts are fun and cool.

Half right. Kickoffs were fun and cool. Punts are fun and cool. It was a joy watching guys like Dante Hall, Devin Hester, Josh Cribbs, etc. before the rule change. A guy like Cordarrelle Patterson would likely have several more touchdowns/huge kick returns had they not changed the rules on kickoffs. 

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Just now, FinSting said:

New rule: when the long-snapper sends the ball backwards, the punter cannot catch it. Instead, he has to kick it while it's still in the air. 

So, kind of like this?

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Just now, tyler735 said:

Half right. Kickoffs were fun and cool. Punts are fun and cool. It was a joy watching guys like Dante Hall, Devin Hester, Josh Cribbs, etc. before the rule change. A guy like Cordarrelle Patterson would likely have several more touchdowns/huge kick returns had they not changed the rules on kickoffs. 

I think this guy is correct (got to give him credit for the clickbaity title shot). If you don't agree, we can part on friendly terms if not friends.

 

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2 hours ago, RaidersAreOne said:

The CFL has a "no yards" rule. There is no fair catching, but it is required to give the Returner at least 5 yards space when he is initially fielding the punt. 

That's actually the only CFL rule I love over it's NFL counterpart. No fair catch, just make the first guy miss and you get a chance. It's hard to stay 5 yards away, which results in several penalties, which gives the offense a better starting position. But then, the game would be slowed down by coaches challenging that there was or wasn't a player within 5 yards...

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Article says players are twice as likely to get concussions on punt plays so we should probally get rid of it, also  RBs have a increased risk of injuries on running plays we should probally get rid of those, not to mention the increased risk to QBs and WRs on pass plays we should get rid of those too.

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43 minutes ago, FuzzyTiger said:

Article says players are twice as likely to get concussions on punt plays so we should probally get rid of it, also  RBs have a increased risk of injuries on running plays we should probally get rid of those, not to mention the increased risk to QBs and WRs on pass plays we should get rid of those too.

You know what, let’s just make every game a field goal kicking competition

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3 hours ago, Woz said:

Kickoffs are boring. Punts are fun and cool.

I generally agree and would therefore prefer to keep punts as-is... although I won't close my ears to ideas for improvement

Edited by cddolphin

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I say we get rid of punts and kick offs. Actually lets get rid of defenses as well. Running backs too. Lets just have Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers take turns passing up and down the field. FOOTBALL YEEHAAWWW

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3 hours ago, Woz said:

Kickoffs are boring. Punts are fun and cool.

They should just get rid of them completely.

It's a waste of time to watch 97% of kickoffs go for a touchback.

Just set the ball at the 20 and save us the hassle 30 seconds from coming into the commercial to the commercial after the touchback.

Still have onside kicks, however.

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4 hours ago, MKnight82 said:

Does he still chew way too much gum on the sidelines?

Enough for every fan at the game for ten years.

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