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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Tyler Huntley for the Ravens made the pro bowl this year. Just saying.
    And 10+ years less experience. They just need a 2-year bridge. It's not just Dalton, he's got Frank Reich and Josh McCown...both of whom have a wealth of experience at QB position, even if they lack rings.

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    Not sure I understand the proposed 4th and 20 rule...
    A team kicking off after a score can opt to run a "4th" and 20 play from their own 20 yard line with a chance to maintain possession is what it sounds like. Sounds intriguing. A better chance to keep possession and potentially score, with a big risk of giving up points, sort of like pulling your goalie in hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Not sure I understand the proposed 4th and 20 rule...
    A team kicking off after a score can opt to run a "4th" and 20 play from their own 20 yard line with a chance to maintain possession is what it sounds like. Sounds intriguing. A better chance to keep possession and potentially score, with a big risk of giving up points, sort of like pulling your goalie in hockey.
    Yes, that's it, in a nutshell.

    I believe they calculated that it has a higher success rate than current onsides kicks, and the argument is that it's more of a "football play."
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    ^ More of a football play than what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ More of a football play than what?
    Than an onsides kick.

    I think the NFL is hell-bent on removing the kicking game entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Than an onsides kick.

    I think the NFL is hell-bent on removing the kicking game entirely.
    It still involves placing a runner on 2nd base who didn't get there on his own.

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    If the league eliminates kicking altogether can they still call it football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    It still involves placing a runner on 2nd base who didn't get there on his own.
    I can't argue with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    If the league eliminates kicking altogether can they still call it football?
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    onside kicks are also a pretty big opportunity for dumb injuries, as you've got two teams basically running at each other. I suspect nobody will miss them when they're gone. You definitely need some kind of comeback mechanism though otherwise a lot of people would tune out before the game's over. the 4th and 20 thing is awkward but it would probably work.
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    This 4th and 20 thing is one of the stupidest things I've heard of and would be worst gimmick in any of the major sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Than an onsides kick.

    I think the NFL is hell-bent on removing the kicking game entirely.
    They're taking the foot out of ball. Might as well. Should be called Airball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    This 4th and 20 thing is one of the stupidest things I've heard of and would be worst gimmick in any of the major sports.
    I suggest you look into MLB's extra innings "ghost runner" rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I suggest you look into MLB's extra innings "ghost runner" rule.
    I would say this is worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    I would say this is worse.
    I could not possibly disagree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMOOL View Post
    onside kicks are also a pretty big opportunity for dumb injuries, as you've got two teams basically running at each other. I suspect nobody will miss them when they're gone. You definitely need some kind of comeback mechanism though otherwise a lot of people would tune out before the game's over. the 4th and 20 thing is awkward but it would probably work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    This 4th and 20 thing is one of the stupidest things I've heard of and would be worst gimmick in any of the major sports.
    I agree wholeheartedly!

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    Ha! I mean, he's a 3x Pro-Bowl QB, 100 more TD than INT over his career. He has the skills and league experience to help develop younger talent. Anyone getting drafted that high is going to come in with their own style already. Better Dalton than Darnold or Mayfield.
    Behind the offensive line the Panthers have put together, itís easy to imagine Dalton having moderate success. Might need some wideouts, but, well, some shit ainít going to be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    I could not possibly disagree more.
    Everything is a gimmick.

    I like the 4th and 20 gimmick, too.

    It’s a better gimmick than an onside kick.

    And, yes, the ghost runner is fundamentally dumb. But my position on extra innings is that there should be ties, so I likely lost any credibility here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Everything is a gimmick.

    I like the 4th and 20 gimmick, too.

    It’s a better gimmick than an onside kick.

    And, yes, the ghost runner is fundamentally dumb. But my position on extra innings is that there should be ties, so I likely lost any credibility here.
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    The onside kick is not a gimmick. It's a strategic use of a regular game function/play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    The Lions acquire David Montgomery from The Bears. I suspect this will mean the end of the Jamal Williams era in Detroit. Williams has become a fan favorite and had a great year this year, but he is a free agent and probably wanting to get paid. I was really hoping he would get re-signed, but it is what it is. Montgomery should make an immediate impact with the team, sharing duties with De’Andre Smith.
    https://brobible.com/sports/article/...pectful-offer/

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    The onside kick is not a gimmick. It's a strategic use of a regular game function/play.
    4th & 20 is also a regular game function/play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    4th & 20 is also a regular game function/play.
    At the end of a series of other plays, yes. As a starting point, it's a runner on 2nd base to start the inning, as far as being a regular play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    At the end of a series of other plays, yes. As a starting point, it's a runner on 2nd base to start the inning, as far being a regular play.
    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    At the end of a series of other plays, yes. As a starting point, it's a runner on 2nd base to start the inning, as far as being a regular play.
    Exactly. That logic would lead to saying a runner on 2nd base is a regular game function/play.

    Amd I', not trying to defend the ghost runner rule, it is also terrible. But this one for me is just egregiously out of bounds.
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