Kickoff Rule Change

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by CJtheBeast, Sep 9, 2011.

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Are you in favor or opposed to the new kick-off rule?

  1. In favor of Rule Change

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Opposed to Rule Change

    19 vote(s)
    95.0%
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  1. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

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    How do you feel about the rule change to move the kickoff from the 35 to the 30 yard line? Are you in favor of the change or opposed to it?
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  2. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    This is going to be one of the most lopsided polls ever. I love it. The change is terrible. All it does is hurt teams who have a return specialist and fans who want to see big plays. This won't eliminate those big returns all together, but it will definitely make for a ton more touchbacks.

    See a guy kneel, or see him try and break it for 100 yards...Hmm. Tough one.


    Also, :coltsblow: Good day, sir!
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  3. Smash

    Smash Soccer God

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    Hate it. It's making special teams less important and favors teams with high-scoring offenses and a disadvantage to low-scoring defenses. It makes the sport more 1-dimensional.
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  4. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    This rule BLOWS!!!!!!!

    It literally changes the game, and not for the better. I know it's in an effort to save some guys from getting their bell rung, but WTF this is football!

    There's a terror alert that's been issued to NYC and DC, if Al-Qaeda wants to blow something up, Roger Goodell can be found on Park Avenue.
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  5. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

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    Ok, maybe I don't hate the guy that much. BUT...if something *does* happen...Park Ave is just as good as any other spot...
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  6. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    I have a feeling Goodell will be in Kansas City or some other safe place come Sunday. Very small chance he stays in New York opening weekend. That's why I made the "joke". God forbid something really does happen, I'd feel a little bad.

    Oh never mind, the Bills are playing in KC, he won't want to be there lol.
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  7. ImATitan

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    Awful, awful rule for all the reasons stated above.
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  8. Big TT

    Big TT Pro Bowler

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    Well, as per usual you are all wrong and I am correct. Last night you saw a 108 yard return. In the very first game of the new rule. So the claim that it takes out the "return specialist" of the game is not valid. But what I like is the different strategies you could employee. You could short kick and force the return team to bring it out if your return D is good, thus pinning the O way, way back into their own territory. Or you could, if you have a strong leg kicker, boom it out of the end zone, which of course put the O at the 20. It adds another level of thinking and strategies to the game.
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  9. avvie

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    Hate it. Passionately.
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  10. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    One spectacular play when the player disregarded instructions to not take the ball out if it's kicked beyond the halfway point of the endzone doesn't change the fact that it's a horrible rule.
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