clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Random Ramsdom: Alternative to onside kick proposal gaining steam

Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NFL: DEC 01 Rams at Cardinals Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A proposal being voted on by the NFL that would give teams an alternative to the traditional onside kick is gaining some serious momentum around the league in recent days, as reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The proposal, originally sent in by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls for teams to have the chance at either kick the normal inside or getting the chance to convert a 4th-and-15 from their own 25-yard line.

It should be noted, however, that no team would be allowed to try this more than twice in a single game.

Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the Denver Broncos were actually the first team to propose the rule change at the league’s annual meetings back in March 2019.

For this change to go through, the proposal would need the backing of at least 24 teams.

Most recently, the 4th-and-15 attempt was used in January’s Pro Bowl by the NFC when they were down by five in the fourth quarter but Kirk Cousins was intercepted by Earl Thomas.

Rams News:

Sean McVay says he’s okay rolling with a RBBC in 2020 (Pro Football Talk)

Stu Jackson breaks down another 2020 opponent in the San Francisco 49ers (

Cameron DaSilva looks at the history of success teams have had when playing in their first home game at a new stadium (The Rams Wire)

Cameron DaSilva discusses how the Rams’ use of the dime package will accelerate the development of the young defensive backs (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter explains why UDFA center Cohl Cabral could help smooth things out on the offensive line (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Michael Renner ranks the rookie running backs by their situations (Pro Football Focus)

Tom Brady is self-producing a nine-part documentary about himself (Bleacher Report)

Josh Gordon is applying for reinstatement by the NFL in the near future (Pro Football Talk)

Bill Barnwell ranks the offseason of every NFL team (ESPN)

Adam Wells reports on the news that the NFL may be changing away from the traditional onside kick (Bleacher Report)