Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/6/12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie head coach Greg Schiano continues to have his presence felt around the league and his name in the headlines. First, Schiano was caught up in a “controversy” over how he decided to play defense against the victory formation. Second, Schiano’s name has been in the news because of how well Tampa Bay has done this season and because of his possible nomination for coach of the year.Now, Schiano has proposed a new idea to Commissioner Roger Goodell and Rich McKay who is the head of the competition committee. Under his proposal, kickoffs would be eliminated following a team scoring a touchdown or field goal. Instead the team that scored would get the ball on their own 30-yard line with it being fourth down and 15 yards to go. The decision for that team would then be the same as any other fourth down; get a first down or punt the ball.The reasoning behind this change is to try and eliminate violent collisions that are said to occur more often on kickoff returns, ...
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