In the offseason, the NFL's competition committee will consider eliminating kickoffs, an idea recently proposed by commissioner Roger Goodell in the name of player safety. Instead of a team kicking off, the ball would be placed at the 30-yard line and, facing a fourth-and-15 scenario, they'd be given the choice to go for it or punt.
The would-be concept has been met with much apprehension, as kickoffs have long been a staple of arguably America's favorite sport.
A handful of players and coaches have outwardly opposed the move, but none more so than Browns special teams dynamo Josh Cribbs, who didn't mince words when saying the game is becoming "straight entertainment and no sports."
"Then they need to change football leagues or call it a different league if they do that," Cribbs said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "It’ll change (the game) drastically. I couldn’t ever see that . . . Only play offense and defense, just like intramura...