Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/7/12
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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