It's pretty clear there are bigger fish to fry, but the NFL is not going to address the onside kick issue this off-season.
In a twist of irony from my last post... in 2018 I wrote a blog entitled "While You were Busy Crying About the National Anthem the NFL Drastically Altered Kickoffs Forever". about the rule changes that neutered kickoffs. Like I said I don't support everything I've written in the past.
During that rule change in 2018 the onside kick was effectively killed. Unless your name is Younghoe Koo you fucking SUCK at onside kicks.
Onside kicks conversion rates dropped 15% from 2017 after this rule change. While I'd prefer to see the NFL abandon their new kickoff rules (at least for on-side kicks) I don't see that being possible.
The idea of a do or die offensive conversion is a great alternative. Like I said in the 2018 blog...a lot of people find special teams boring. This is just another idea to squeeze in an exciting play to gain fan attention. When a game is 27-10 with 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter; most people aren't watching that game anymore....this could fix that.
It's almost impossible to comeback from a two + score deficit in the 4th quarter without an onside kick (they're even harder in Madden). The play went from being successfully roughly one out of five attempts to one out of 20. In a league that historically favors the offense in rule changes, I am shocked this didn't pass. I love the idea going forward, even though I'd love to see the return of the OG onside kick. This change would increase the possibility of bigger, more entertaining comebacks and at the end of the day isn't what sports are all about? Entertainment. Idk maybe I'm just on my over-simplified swag rn, but this seems like a pretty great alternative to the oh so dangerous onside kick. Maybe next year?