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Kickoffs and Punt returns

Marvin Across The sea : 10/11/2018 8:54 am
New to the site so wanted to both introduce myself and start my first thread.

The NFL is sending a clear message, "we don't want you returning kickoffs!"

Every kickoff return should be downed. Every kickoff should be pooched kicked to the one yard line. The odds are simply so overwhelmingly against returning kicks this needs little further discussion.

On punts, same deal. Fair catch every punt, barring an extreme scenario. This prevents roughing the kicker, muffs, holds, injuries, and punt fakes.

One could argue, had the giants followed this strategy they would have won their last two games.

Anyways, happy to be here and please god win tonight.
agree on kickoffs  
ron mexico : 10/11/2018 8:56 am : link
but disagree on punts. There are plenty of times it makes sense to return the punt, particularly if you have a guy like OBJ back there.

"Plenty of times" is a bit of a stretch,  
CT Charlie : 10/11/2018 10:24 am : link
given our special teams blocking. I'd say "every blue moon or two" it makes sense for us to run back a punt.
agreed CT, we have made blocking in the back  
gtt350 : 10/11/2018 11:31 am : link
and art form
fanofthejets : 10/11/2018 3:35 pm : link
They're trying to flag up the kickoffs so much that when they finally do get rid of it we'll be fine with it because all the plays ended in penalties anyway. In the end they will eliminate one of the more exciting plays in the game due to fear of future lawsuits.
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