Our proposal to punt the kickoff, already partially adopted in the AAL, is having its coming-out party during the 2020 Pro Bowl:
…this year is that teams will have two options after scoring.
The first is to give the ball back to the opposition, which would start its drive at its 25-yard line. The new, second option for the scoring team would serve as a substitute for an onside kick. It would allow it to run one additional play from its own 25-yard line.
If the scoring team gains 15 or more yards, it would retain possession. If it falls short, the opposition would take over at the dead ball spot. Essentially, it will be a fourth-and-15 play.
From Punt the Kickoff:
Our first idea was to eliminate kickoffs entirely and give the other team the ball at the 20 or 25…
Here’s the proposal: instead of a kickoff, the scoring team gets the ball at their own 40 yard line with a 4th and 10 or 4th and 15.
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