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Alliance of American Football To Feature No Kickoffs, NFL To Watch

The Alliance of American Football has had quite the weekend. Fresh off the news that former South Carolina and Florida Gators coach Steve Spurrier will be the head coach of their Orlando franchise, the league now has the NFL’s attention.

The league will have games that feature no kickoffs, when their season kicks off 10 months from now.

In lieu of an onside kick, which has been a major sticking point for the NFL when discussing new kickoff formats, teams can attempt to keep the ball after scoring by running one offensive play, needing 10 yards or more to get the ball back.

“The kickoff is the least popular play, so why do we still have it?” league founder Charlie Ebersol said while speaking with CBS.

“If you want to go for an onside kick, we give you the ball on your own 35 facing fourth-and-10. If you can convert you get to keep the ball and go. If you don’t, the other team gets the ball.”

With the NFL losing fans and needing to overhaul a number of their rules and formats, they will be looking to see how things play out with the Alliance of American Football.


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