Larry David has some changes for the NFL: No more kickers or goalposts

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Larry David as NFL commissioner would be prett-ay, prett-ay good…unless you are a kicker, that is.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star joined The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday (available on Audacy) and was asked what he would change about the NFL if he were to be the commissioner.

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As you could imagine, the 74-year-old comedian had some amusing ideas. First and foremost, he would eliminate goalposts and effectively ban kickers.

“Why are there goalposts?” David incredulously asked. “Why are there kickers? They don’t have football skills, they’re not football players, I’m sure they’re wonderful people – why are they kicking the ball through goalposts to decide games? It doesn’t make any sense at all.”

Kickers have always been somewhat of an outcast within the sport of football, with fans and even some players and coaches dismissing them because of their specialized skill set.

Heck, former Ravens coach Brian Billick once said “kickers are people too, but they’re not football players.”

David seems to agree with that assessment.

“Why should one player with this skill, like the guy on the Ravens (Justin Tucker), does nothing but kick a ball when you have 52 other players actually playing, you have one person deciding games. It makes no sense whatsoever.”

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David’s disdain for kickers would also mean no field goals or extra points — and his idea to replace extra points actually isn’t too bad.

He said a conversion from the 1-yard line is one point, the 2-yard line is two points and “I might give you 3 points from the 6 or 7-yard line.”

“We do this for a couple years,” David continued, “and I’m still around and still commissioner, and people are going to like this rule and change the game for the better … then, I might get rid of the punter.”

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