NFL To Give Kickoffs The Boot?
A reasonable safety measure, or excessive caution that would hurt the game?
- December 9, 2012
Talking heads on Sunday NFL pregame shows could soon be talking about how many minutes are left until the opening punt return.
As Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano last spring suggested a scenario in which a team that had just scored would not kick, but instead take possession of the ball at their own 30-yard line in a 4th-and-15 situation.
Thousands of former players banded together last summer to sue the league, claiming it hid information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.
The league has already tried to make kickoffs less dangerous by moving them to the 35-yard line.
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