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A Modest Proposal: Removing the Defense from the field

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Ice_Ice_Brady

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Now that the league is almost there already, how would fans feel about removing the entire defense from the football field? It would an amazing spectacle (though not much different from what we’re seeing anyway) to see these quarterbacks throw hundreds of touchdowns per game. Fans would get their money’s worth, staring in awe at the 11 offensive players with that idiotic Facebook “wow” expression on their faces.

In addition, it would be really awesome to see more two-point conversions, which would presumably be quarterback sneaks. But what would really make this intriguing is how fast can you score a touchdown? Do you just get a track star take a direct snap and sprint into the end zone, or do you try for some style points while “running out the clock” with ball control with multiple laterals and 400 lbs fullbacks diving like whales into the end zones? Could you have a 15:00 play? Probably. You could just run it to the one yard line, wait roughly 15 minutes, and then cross the goal line.

This would take immense strategy to win and would require the type of deep thinking coaches are using in today’s game which ultimately boils down to how can we get the ball last so we’re guaranteed to win the game?
 
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Sicilian

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Each team has a QB and five receivers. They each line up on the right half of their respective goal lines, and each receiver takes a turn running a route. Each "round", the receiver can either run a straight line, or make a series of cuts around some cones. The other team is doing this at the same time. The QB can throw the ball once the receiver is at least twenty yards down field. The team who's receiver gets into the opposite end zone first gets 6 points, but they get an additional point for each cone they weave around. So if you think your guy can outrun the other team's guy by a lot, you send him on a longer route for more points.

Each receiver gets one round per quarter. Most points after 4 quarters wins. No injuries, no concussions, no mean DB's playing roughie-rough. Just speedy speedsters using speed to speed the speedy points.
 

signbabybrady

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Well I'll use this thread to suggest a crazy idea that I have thought of out rule change frustration.

Given all the QB protection rules they should not be allowed to advance the football past the line of scrimmage.

This would further protect the QB while also swinging some of the fairness back on the D.

This would create a focus back to more traditional passing/running games and actually give the defense a chance again.

It would very much eliminate a very exciting aspect of the game which is the QB scramble and QB rushes. And some of the most exciting QBs would be useless I'll cite Vick as an example not to knock anyone current.

But the reason being is simple if you want them protected don't let them go expose themselves on their own in open field. If the D has to protect them they should be forced to protect themselves.
 

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Now that the league is almost there already, how would fans feel about removing the entire defense from the football field? It would an amazing spectacle (though not much different from what we’re seeing anyway) to see these quarterbacks throw hundreds of touchdowns per game. Fans would get their money’s worth, staring in awe at the 11 offensive players with that idiotic Facebook “wow” expression on their faces.

In addition, it would be really awesome to see more two-point conversions, which would presumably be quarterback sneaks. But what would really make this intriguing is how fast can you score a touchdown? Do you just get a track star take a direct snap and sprint into the end zone, or do you try for some style points while “running out the clock” with ball control with multiple laterals and 400 lbs fullbacks diving like whales into the end zones? Could you have a 15:00 play? Probably. You could just run it to the one yard line, wait roughly 15 minutes, and then cross the goal line.

This would take immense strategy to win and would require the type of deep thinking coaches are using in today’s game which ultimately boils down to how can we get the ball last so we’re guaranteed to win the game?
I have an even better idea (and this one would make Millennials' heads explode): have both offenses on the field at the same time. With no need to block anyone, each team can have eight or more wide receivers on the field running routes and the only injury risk would be pass catchers from opposite teams running into each other as they streak down the field. (Or quarterbacks suffering over-use trauma to arm/shoulder). The concept of "defense" would be incidental to offensive players from the two teams accidentally getting in each others' way as they both try to score. At the end of four quarters one team is sure to have more points than the other. Scores would be in the range of 800-795, etc. which would make any Millennial/Madden player/fantasy football buff thrilled to no end.
 

Ice_Ice_Brady

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The simplest argument to all of this is if the qb don’t want to get hurt then just throw the ball away.

But this isn't really about player safety; that's such a typical NFL ruse. Defensive players can get chopped in the knees and beaten up all game. It's all the following formula

Higher points = Higher ratings = Higher profits

Don't fall for the NFL's sanctimonious crap...they're all a bunch of greedy @sswipes.
 

Angelpats

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But this isn't really about player safety; that's such a typical NFL ruse. Defensive players can get chopped in the knees and beaten up all game. It's all the following formula

Higher points = Higher ratings = Higher profits

Don't fall for the NFL's sanctimonious crap...they're all a bunch of greedy @sswipes.

It’s never about player safety. They just don’t want to get sued again and covering all their bases. My comment was just about football in general, if a qb doesn’t want to get hurt, throw it away and play the next down. Brady does it all the time.

It might actually be better if its two hand touch and the qb is ruled down.
 
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