Football is meant to be played by running and throwing the ball not by kicking the ball through some sticks, who even thought of that idea.
The 20 yard line would be the 3 point line and if you can get to the endzone you get other four points for a TD (or 3 if 2 point conversion is desired).
If you intercept the ball in their redzone you get three just like if they recovered the ball in the endzone and got a TD. Then the offense would come to try to get to the endzone to score 4 more points. If you don't score a TD then it turns over on downs (unless you want punt inside the 20 on 4rth down). This would get scoring up which the League wants so this is another win.
I don't want to change the game to be more exciting even though it would, the point is to having scoring only done by running or throwing the ball. (and safeties)
this would bring a lot more excitement to the game as way more teams would go for it on fourth down, which would also mean less punts too and teams getting pinned in tight to the endzone for more safeties.
All in all it would make the game better and more exciting, which everyone from the League to players to fans would like.
EDIT: With so many requests on here to get rid of punting too I think the only practical way to do it would be to have where ever the QB throws the ball to would be where the other team gets the ball unless your receiver catches it.
So for example it's 4rth and 10 at your 40, since there is no punting the QB throws a hail Mary pass where his own receivers can still catch the ball but if it lands incomplete where ever the ball stops is where the other teams new line of scrimmage would be.
Now the defense would be wise to try and intercept it so they can get a return. Also the defense on 4rth down can pick up an incomplete pass and return it but the offense couldn't, It would be incomplete for them but they could cover an incomplete ball to keep the D from advancing it.
The 4rth down rule goes out when you cross the Redzone line and reverts back to normal rules as this would keep the D from grabbing an incomplete pass and running it the other way and it would also keep the offense from pinning the D deeper if the ball lands past the line of scrimmage. If the offense doesn't convert on 4rth down then the other team takes over at the line of scrimmage.
Once in the redzone you still get 10 yds to make a first down until it's first in goal just like normal.
I still want kickoffs as this a fun part of the game and leads to a lot of big plays but the "kicker" would have be a starter on offense or defense so as to keep the roster full of position players who would be more useful to the team rather than kickers, punters and long snappers.
Edited by Buffalo Barbarian, 24 November 2012 - 11:50 AM.