No More Kickers?

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No More Kickers?

Postby dirtybirdnw » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:48 pm

I read a Skip Bayless article on ESPN today that made the argument that the NFL should eliminate the kicker position. Which of course means on 4th down you either go for it or punt it. I actually kinda like the idea.

Bayless Article: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/st ... ess/050929

Also... Does anyone else think that the Iggles playing McNabb at 80% is a bad idea? I'm all for the Iggles screwing up and falling apart but I think they are crazy letting McNabb go on.
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Postby Steve-O » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:35 pm

well if McNabb can play through the pain and not further the injury then by all means let him play...80% of him is better than 120% of Koy Detmer or McMahon

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Postby MarylandFalcon1 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:25 pm

If a guy demands to play and he is your offense, then you let him play.
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Postby AngryJohnny51 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:28 pm

Dirty wrote:Also... Does anyone else think that the Iggles playing McNabb at 80% is a bad idea? I'm all for the Iggles screwing up and falling apart but I think they are crazy letting McNabb go on.


We were all for letting Vick go last week at 80-90%. Well, everyone except me. :D

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Postby The_Incomparable » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:58 pm

"...wacked on again & again"

Would that be a crack about his sports hernia/ groin injury? lol

McNabb played a game on a broken leg and threw 4 TD's against the Cardinals a couple years ago. I would play him unless he can't stand in the pocket & throw.
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Postby Pudge » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:17 am

It's definitely an interesting idea. I like the going for two aspect, but I'm not so sure about eliminating field goals. If that were teh case, football would be rather dull with very low, defense oriented games. Only a select few teams would consistently score more than 20 points in a game. And seeing every game end up 7-0, or 14-7 is rather dull. People want offensive output, it's why fans love watching Vick, T.O., Moss, the Colts, the Rams of old, among others. Like in all team sports, people love offense. Defense might win games, but the fans come to those games for the offense. You tell me which game is more likely to get higher MNF ratings: Bucs vs. Redskins or Eagles vs. Bengals? The first is the #1 and #3 currently ranked defenses and the 2nd matchup is the #1 and #3 ranked offenses. People are not tuning in to see a matchup between Derrick Brooks and Lavar Arrington, they want to see T.O. vs. Chad Johnson.

I think eliminating the PAT would be t he first and final step.
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