The NFL rule book is so thick that it’s tough for fans to memorize every provision.
There are even rules that avid football followers didn’t know existed.
One popular rule, though, is the onside kick, often executed by teams trailing toward the end of the game.
In recent history, the New Orleans Saints “Ambush” onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV is the boldest execution of the onside kick.
It gave the Saints an extra possession, helping them defeat the Indianapolis Colts.
However, that’s more of an exception because onside kicks are rarely successful.
Hence, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen wants it outlawed.
“Is it time for the #NFL to change the onside kick to something more achievable to keep games possibly closer?” the official Twitter account of Eisen’s eponymous show posted.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) September 29, 2023
Eisen’s co-host, Chris Brockman, pointed out that onside kicks are converted only two or three percent of the time.
Brockman suggested that the NFL copy the XFL’s script, giving a team the option to convert a fourth-and-15 play.
The drive continues if they are successful.
If they aren’t, the other team will take over.
These guidelines could make the game more exciting, instead of going for a kick like everyone predicted.NEXT: Michael Irvin Shares His Expectations For Ezekiel Elliott Against Cowboys