Well well well its been a while since we agree on something. I would say if the ball bounces out of the endzone no rouge is awarded either. Playable means the ball stays in the field of play, and the returner chooses to take a knee.
Are you suggesting the same for punts? And if someone tries a dropkick, would that be assessed like a punt or a FG attempt?
I don't like touchbacks. Boring. If one team kicks the ball into the endzone, give the other team some incentive to bring it out if they can. If the kicker can put it all the way through our larger-than-NFL endzone, good for him.
It serves as a strategic point. The Team in possession must decide if it's safe to kick a field goal from where they are on the field, taking the single point into consideration on the decision based on distance, and the incentive of the defending team to carry it out of the end zone rather than just taking a knee.
Even more so, the defending team must decide whether they should give up a point or take the risk of running it out of the end zone, possibly giving up field position rather than the single point that may come back to haunt them. It also gives incentive for the defending team to carry it out of the end zone, resulting in a more exciting play than a dead ball, and thus a more exciting game.
Ball cross the line you get a points, you can either kick the ball, pass the ball or run the ball. There is NO rewarding failure. the only change, i would agree too, is the ball must land in the the endzone to get the point on a miss FG
Yup...if no point you may as well move the posts to the back of the endzone...no point in them being on the goal line then. But hey, that is a pretty big enzone for a convert...let's shorten it then, because 1/2 the reason it is so big is because you need to play around the posts. One step closer to the American version of the game. I'm not even originally Canadian, and I can appreciate that which makes the CFL unique. Embrace that which is unique...don't ruin it.
I've never seen a missed field goal be awarded a rouge. If, for example, the kicker comes up 5 yards short on his attempted FG, no rouge.
There is, of course, a rouge scored by successfully kicking the ball beyond the goal line and through the endzone or beyond the goal line and successfully stopping the the defending team from returning the ball back across their goal line. Thus, a goal is scored for successfully putting the ball beyond the goal line, just like in most other sports (except in the NFL, with its quirky rules). A field goal is scored, as we all know, for putting the ball beyond the goal line and through the uprights, and a touchdown is scored for downing the ball beyond the goal line. They key commonality is that the goal line is inviolate.
If we got rid of the rouge, we'd be rewarding the failure of the defending team to actually defend their goal line. So, let's not reward failure; keep the rouge.
It's important to remember that a rouge is not awarded for a missed field goal:
In Canadian football any kick that goes into the end zone is a live ball, except for a successful field goal or if the goalposts are hit while the ball is in flight. If the player receiving the kick fails to return it out of the end zone, or (except on a kickoff) if the ball was kicked through the end zone, then the kicking team scores a single point (rouge).