Originally posted on Inside the Bears  |  Last updated 2/4/12

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL moved up kickoffs in the name of safety, and it appears commissioner Roger Goodell won’t move it back this offseason. “We knew there would be less kickoff returns,” Goodell told the Sun-Times on Friday. “But we thought safety was really a part of the initiative until we come up with a better solution.” Asked if the league would consider moving kickoffs from the 35 back to the 30, Goodell said, “We will evaluate again this offseason. But I don’t think we’re moving it back.” In 2010, there were 416 touchbacks (16.4 percent of all kickoffs, according …
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