Make Dribble Kick Match All Lower Levels of Canadian Football
As one of our items of contention with its own thread, like many here, all they have to do with the dribble kick is change the rule to what it is in Canadian football at ALL lower levels of play and just treat it like any other play on a down from scrimmage.
You either get the required yardage for a first down on a play from scrimmage, or you don’t, no more magic first down just because you tapped the ball forward with your foot.
Don’t Mess With Kick Returns Except For Options and Yard Lines
Otherwise don’t mess with the kick returns as discussed.
On a broader basis, instead of the team scored against ever having the option to elect whether to field the ball at the 40-yard line or to accept a kickoff from the opposing 30-yard line when afforded those options under current rules after a field goal except in the final 3 minutes of the game (or to kickoff themselves from their own 30-yard line, but of course that option is never chosen), I feel that the team that SCORES a field goal should be able to select those options for the opposition as a reward for scoring instead of the team scored against. This reward also allows the scoring team to decide on the matter of the time left in the game and/or upon the weather conditions.
Also I would quite simply make both the kicks or scrimmage from quite simply the 35-yard line after any field goal as well as all kicks after a touchdown is scored.
I don’t feel the same for the options after a touchdown, for allowing a touchdown is enough damage done by a failed defense or otherwise and quite simply the team scored against should just get the ball back via a kickoff, but instead of from the 30 from the 35.
Yup, we do have those rare very violent meetings of players on returns - but they are rare. I can think of only one that stands out from this year - and both guys walked away.
Matter of fact it seems more guys get hurt in less violent collisions than the big nasty looking ones.
Plus playing for field position is part of the game, Getting an automatic advantaged starting position …too much already.
Le botté “Antwi” était le premier sujet sur la liste des modifications potentielles aux règlements. Pourtant, il est possible de se défendre contre ce jeu. Les Bombers l’ont montré à la Coupe Grey, sur le 2ième et 18 à la fin du match.
Je vois mal comment on pourrait l’encadrer efficacement sans avoir à ajuster une foule d’autres règlements. Un principe fondamental du jeu est que si le ballon est botté de derrière la ligne de mêlée, l’équipe qui recouvre le ballon a un premier essai. Je me souviens cette fin de partie loufoque des Alouettes à Toronto où les équipes s’étaient échangées les bottés. C’était fou mais particulièrement amusant! Le botté “Antwi” tient aussi de cette folie et pourquoi pas?
If the offense can’t earn the yards, they shouldn’t get the first down. Defense earned the ability to “play off” by pinning an inept offense back deep. Why give the O a free pass with some bush-league gimmick?