Why Alliance of American Football thinks it will be different
Though Ebersol said they are not reinventing football, there will be changes made to the game. In the hopes of improving player safety, there will be no kickoffs, and instead of onside kicks, teams will get the ball at their own 35-yard line facing a fourth-and-10. There will be no extra points two-point conversions only and only two coach’s challenge replays per game. A 30-second play clock will be used, and there won’t be any TV timeouts, aiming to play games in 2?1/? hours or less.
The campaign began Tuesday in New York’s state capitol, where New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis — representing the Players Coalition — joined criminal justice reform advocates to lobby legislators to change what they believe are race-based disparities in the bail system.
We’re using our platform and our space to do our part, to raise awareness [on] the social injustices that are going on in our country, said Davis, who signed last week with the Saints after playing for the New York Jets. In New York, we’re focusing on criminal reform. That’s just a small piece in a big puzzle.
On Wednesday, former Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson will participate in a town hall-style session in Baltimore that will focus on police and community relations. On Thursday in Washington, D.C., Redskins cornerback Josh Norman will head a group that will visit a local school to discuss education and economic advancement. On Thursday in Boston, New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty and former Pats star linebacker Willie McGinest will meet with key legislators.
One of the topics of discussion will be a bill that would raise the age within the juvenile justice system.