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  • #76
    So the touchback is going to the 25 eh? Denver is now a 35 yards away from being in scoring position at home.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Taco John View Post
      NFL looking at possibility of playoff games on Friday and Monday
      • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this month that expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams is something that the league has 'under serious consideration.'
      • When asked by NFL Network host Rich Eisen if the expansion format would mean 14 teams in the playoffs, instead of 12, Goodell said 'That's correct.'
      • Six games on Wild-Card Weekend could mean Friday and Monday playoff games, according to Goodell.
      • Goodell also said on Monday that the NFL is exploring the possibility of eliminating extra points.



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      • #78
        Originally posted by chanesaw View Post
        The extra point thing is a ploy to draw attention away from the unpopular 14 team playoff money grab.
        No way they take away the extra point. Too much opportunity for commercial breaks before and after the stupid play.

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        • #79
          It's like giving a bunch of monkeys a typewriter.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
            It's like giving a bunch of monkeys a typewriter.
            Ooo OOO OOO!!!
            This! This!

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            • #81
              Originally posted by DBroncos4life View Post
              So the touchback is going to the 25 eh? Denver is now a 35 yards away from being in scoring position at home.
              This is going to backfire. A lot of teams are going to instruct their kickers to kick-off high and a yard or two into the endzone. If anything more players are going to bring it out.

              The only thing saving the kickoff from Uncle Roger at this point is the onside kick and the fact that they can milk another commercial spot when teams change possessions after a kickoff.

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              • #82
                The touchback rule is huge for explosive offense teams like the Packers, Pats, Panthers, etc. To start at the 25 is a huge boost to start a drive. I don't have the percentages but drives that end in a score from inside the 20 versus outside of the 20 are pretty significant.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by BlueRacer View Post
                  The touchback rule is huge for explosive offense teams like the Packers, Pats, Panthers, etc. To start at the 25 is a huge boost to start a drive. I don't have the percentages but drives that end in a score from inside the 20 versus outside of the 20 are pretty significant.
                  That's just because of the concentration of drive starts at the 20. Drives outside of that are likely to average much further downfield than the 25.

                  I think the argument that it may change kickoff strategies is legit. But the actual 5 yards over an 80 yard (or 75 yard) drive isn't going to be all that significant.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Old Coyote View Post
                    Ooo OOO OOO!!!
                    This! This!

                    Is this the owner's meeting?

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                    • #85
                      The touchback at th 25 could just increase returns in my opinion. Teams will try and kick high kicks to land within the 5 and go for the pin back. Just a thought.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
                        That's just because of the concentration of drive starts at the 20. Drives outside of that are likely to average much further downfield than the 25.

                        I think the argument that it may change kickoff strategies is legit. But the actual 5 yards over an 80 yard (or 75 yard) drive isn't going to be all that significant.
                        They were saying there is a 5% increased chance of scoring from starting on the 25 as opposed to the 20. That is a pretty good increase for teams that score a lot. Hopefully McManus can angle kick to the goal line and force them to return the ball.

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