Football Fans Love XFL’s Unique Kickoff Rules

The new XFL debuted on Saturday afternoon and fans already want the NFL to steal some ideas from the upstart league.

The one idea fans loved from the jump was the XFL kickoff.

Here’s how the kickoff works in the XFL.

The kicker kicks from the 30-yard line and must kick the ball in the air and in play between the opponent’s 20-yard line and the end zone.

The coverage team lines up on the return side 35-yard line and the return team lines up on the 30-yard line. Each team must have exactly 3 players outside the hash marks on both sides of the ball and cannot move until the ball is caught by the returner.

Players can move when the ball is touched by the returner or 3 seconds after the ball touches the ground (when the official waves his hand down).

Here’s how it looked like on the field.

Fans loved it.

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