Sounder wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:16 pm
This is a pro XFL thread......and really all I seen is AAF bashing. At least the ceremonial ball placement doesn't cause injury like the scramble did.....a guy tore a ligament.....missed the season. Oliver Luck wants to "re-image" a game many of you think doesn't need change. I've seen so many proposed idiot ideas that I'm not sure would work.......yeah like having no extra point kick option isn't taking the "foot'" out of the game......I didn't like the three tiered xtra point in 2001.....and I still don't like it. And fans allowed to call plays.....dumbest azz thing I've ever heard. But I guess the general opinion here is all these bizzare rules are "revolutionary'" helping football advance in the 21st century. But if it looks like a duck........
The ball placement deal sucks. Every team is guaranteed a starting field position of the 25 yard line. With no kick returns, no team ever starts in good field position, like they do in college or in the NFL.... Everyone knows that the scramble was a stupid gimmick. I like the idea of doing away with a coin toss though.... It should be home team advantage. They get to decide if they want the ball first or defer. As for kickoffs, I am not sure about different alignments to avoid collisions. Perhaps the XFL's testing will address this. I am a simple guy, just move the kickoffs back to the 25 yard line. Kickers are just kicking the ball through end zones with way too many guaranteed touchbacks. I want the return back.
There's never been an extra point kick in the XFL or AAF. There will be a day where there will be none in the NFL and college football too. That day is coming.
The tiered extra point is basically a 2 point conversion from a longer distance. Not a really big deal. You could argue for or against it. It's basically an extremely low percentage play. Let's not jump the gun on fans calling plays or over state it. It sounds like the league wants to use technology to give fans the opportunity to interact on every play. No fans are drawing up playbooks or designing schemes.
There are some things that the AAF does, that I like. I actually like the onside try idea. It can be tweaked but The XFL might have to adopt it. I am not sure if they have an answer or solution for it safety wise. That remains to be seen.
I understand that you are a defender of the AAF and I appreciate the passion. It's cool to see fans defend these types of leagues. I have been and I am still rooting for the AAF to succeed because I love football. I get the sensitivity trust me, back in 2001, I was ticked off with how biased and disrespectful, everyone was to the XFL. Even though, in all honesty, the original XFL earned a lot of their backlash.
The AAF's ruling of not allowing more than 5 rushers on a play or not allowing two defenders to blitz from one side, is not my cup of tea. However, i understand why it was done. It makes sense. The proof is in the pudding. It's been done to benefit offensive line play. I don't like it because the risk/reward of blitzing is taken out of the game. You have more players in coverage and it eliminates the potential for big plays, because if you pick up the blitz. The defense is in danger of giving up a big play.