Tuning into the NFL games yesterday (Thanksgiving) and throughout the season. I have noticed that there are very few kick-offs being brought back. I know they implemented the rule that kick-offs are to take place five yards further up-field and a majority of these kicks sail through the endzone and out of play. What is the purpose of this? Is it to protect the players?
Maybe I have been spoiled watching the CFL and actually seeing kick-off and punt returns. It adds an element of excitement to the game experience.
Hmmm. Maybe the NFL should expand their field by adding a few more yards to the endzone, and give the kicking team a chance to score a point if it is kicked into or out of the endzone. Which would facilitate the receiving team to catch and carry the ball out of the endzone.
While we are still on the kicking game, why not eleminate the fair catch rule in the NFL and implement the no yards zone.
That should make the NFL as exciting as the CFL.