Bud Grant: The NFL should strengthen, reduce fair catches and knees

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Bud Grant, 95, is practically older than the NFL itself. So when the ex Vikings of Minnesota speaks coach and Hall of Famer, it is worth listening to.

And Grant did indeed speak, specifically about the rules they refer to quarterback kneel and play kicks. Basically, he thinks it’s all too soft. So she would like to see the league find a way to reduce knee hits and touchbacks, and yes, right catches too.

“I would complain to people about the idea that when the queuing team was out of timeouts, the quarterback starts to kneel and the fans walk away,” Grant told the team. Minneapolis Star Tribune, adding that the answer was always: “Nothing can be done about it.” I kept thinking about it and decided, ‘Yes, there is. The attacking team must make one yard – 1 yard – or the clock stops. Some things can happen when trying to make a yard. You can stuff. You can tinker. You can get a penalty. And keep the fans interested. “

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Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant acknowledges the crowd before speaking as the Minnesota Vikings honor their 1969 squad during the half-time game against the Oakland Raiders at US Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant acknowledges the crowd before speaking as the Minnesota Vikings honor their 1969 squad during the half-time game against the Oakland Raiders at US Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Prior to coaching the Vikings, Grant was the main man on the sidelines with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers, winning four Gray Cups. In the CFL, there is no fair catch.

“I’ve attended enough meetings to know that the NFL wants to avoid admitting that Canadian football has a better idea of ​​anything. However, they should follow Canada and steal the right catch,” Grant said. “There’s no fair catch in Canada, but the cover also has to give the returning player 5 yards. The NFL folks hear it and say, ‘It’ll increase injuries.’ The 5-yard cushion makes the difference. My opinion is that there won’t be a real increase in injuries and punt would become an interesting game. “

And don’t let it start even with the players kneeling in the end zone at the kickoffs.

Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant stays with his team before an NFL football game began around 1977. Grant served as Vikings' head coach from 1967-83 and since 1985.

Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant stays with his team before an NFL football game began around 1977. Grant served as Vikings’ head coach from 1967-83 and since 1985.
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“Why worry, if your goal is to make kickoff the most useless game in football? They say it’s about safety. Injuries happen with every game,” Grant said. “They have made several changes to the way you can block at kickoff. They can keep them. But you wait three minutes for a timeout, they come back, kick, take the ball to 25”.

“It’s ridiculous,” he added. “Move the kick back 5 yards [to the 30]and if you don’t let him out you don’t get rewarded with 25. Catch the ball at 15 “.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant leaves the pitch after an NFL football game circa 1970 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grant was the head coach of Vikings from 1967 to 1983 and from 1985.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant leaves the pitch after an NFL football game circa 1970 at Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grant was the head coach of Vikings from 1967 to 1983 and from 1985.
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Grant’s ideas are actually pretty decent. But he’s probably right that the NFL isn’t willing to listen and make things more enjoyable for the fans. After all, the NFL thinks they know better and better. Forget the fact that Grant has been around for so long.

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