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NFL 2011-2012
« on: September 8, 2011, 09:43 PM »
Game on...GB v NO so far a barn burner

The new kickoff rules suck!

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #1 on: September 8, 2011, 09:46 PM »
Better than the idea of just started on the 20 yard line instead of a kickoff
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #2 on: September 8, 2011, 09:56 PM »
Less exciting, but worth it if there are less guys getting injured.  Whoop, packers just scored AGAIN!  Unbelievable.
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #3 on: September 8, 2011, 10:06 PM »
They might as well just start at the 20...it is a waste of time and asinine

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« Reply #4 on: September 8, 2011, 10:12 PM »
They might as well just start at the 20...it is a waste of time and asinine

Well, this technically still gives the team the option of running it out if they really wanted to.  I think they want to leave the option of onside kicks or squib quicks as well. 
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #5 on: September 8, 2011, 10:22 PM »
Does anyone plan on playing any defense in this game?

LOL @ GB defense being ranked #1 in my fantasy league.
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #6 on: September 8, 2011, 10:22 PM »
I guess I missed out on the new rule... can someone post it?

Oh, and game interruption by Mayor Bloomberg, FBI and NYPD about possible terror threat with the upcoming 9/11 anniversary.

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #7 on: September 8, 2011, 10:34 PM »
They are kicking off at the 35 instead of the 30.  Every kick except 1 tonight has been a touchback

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #8 on: September 8, 2011, 10:35 PM »
And that one...wow what a return!

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #9 on: September 8, 2011, 11:09 PM »
Does anyone plan on playing any defense in this game?

LOL @ GB defense being ranked #1 in my fantasy league.

The Saints never really win with defense, they are all about the offense.  And The Pack, it is just the first game of the season and the Saints does have Brees and Ingram.
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #10 on: September 8, 2011, 11:42 PM »
Does anyone plan on playing any defense in this game?

LOL @ GB defense being ranked #1 in my fantasy league.

The Saints never really win with defense, they are all about the offense.  And The Pack, it is just the first game of the season and the Saints does have Brees and Ingram.

And from a fantasy perspective, both defenses/ST's scored a TD, so probably still good plays this week depending on your scoring.   ;)
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #11 on: September 9, 2011, 12:51 AM »
They are kicking off at the 35 instead of the 30.  Every kick except 1 tonight has been a touchback

Dumbest rule change ever.  Kickoffs are pretty much boring, and WAY more drives just automatically starting at the 20.  Takes away field position, and while tonight's game didn't show it, I think it reduces scoring to some extent as well. 

Bad, bad rule.

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #12 on: September 9, 2011, 08:55 AM »
Bad, bad rule.

I'm with you guys on it making the game less exciting.  I think we'll hear more and more complaints about it as the season rolls on.  However, I know they did this to limit injuries.  Would be interesting to know how many injuries in past years were the result of kick-off returns and how serious they were?  You have two groups of guys flying full speed at each other, someone's bound to get hurt once in a while. 

I heard mention from one of the comentators last night about this possibly evolving to a punt format instead of a formal kick off.  That might make things more interesting...
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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011, 04:07 PM »
Colts, Chiefs, Steelers: WELP.

Texans, Lions, Bills: Woah.

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Re: NFL 2011-2012
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011, 11:20 PM »
Dear Tony Romo,

OMG you suck.  Please stick to golf, so the Cowboys can use the #1 pick after the upcoming 0-16 season on a Quarterback.
Unless Jerry Jones trades the pick for a bag of magic beans.

Love,

ME

(yes a little dramatic and I know the Cowboys have no chance this year, but damn I wanted more than 30 minutes of hope this season)