Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Fox Sports reports that representatives from TIME Magazine recently attended a meeting between Commissioner Goodell and head of the NFL's Competition Committee, Rich McKay. One of the issues discussed was the danger of kickoff returns.Apparently, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Coach Greg Schiano has proposed the idea of eliminating the kickoff to reduce the possibility of injuries during these high speed plays. Goodell seems to have taken a liking to the idea.His proposal actually sounds like something designed for a youth football league, rather than a sport played by multi-million dollar men. Here is the gist of the radical, proposed change:The proposal would give teams the ball on their own 30-yard line after a touchdown or a field goal in a fourth and 15 situation. TIME reports that under this proposal, teams can either go for it and try to retain possession or punt. Punting, which experts view as less dangerous than kickoffs, would take the place of kickoffs.I'm more than a little confuse...
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  • How about we try first limiting the game to two kickoffs per game? One at the start of the game and one at the start of the 2nd half? The coin toss in the beiginng give the winner of the toss the decision as to which kick off they want. Also, after touchdowns & field goals, the opponent will get the ball back on the 20 yard lne. Then we can evaluate concusions & injuries and see if there is a drop off. *Also, widen the field - that should help too and keep the game exciting! What do you think?
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