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Kickoff change has been approved by the competition committee

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Dpantherman    558

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that kickoffs will be moved from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line next season. Touchbacks will continue to be returned to the 20-yard line.

This appears to be the modified proposal that we reported on this morning. In that proposal, the two-man wedge would still be allowed. The competition committee initially wanted to eliminate the wedge and have touchbacks returned to the 25-yard line.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/22/kickoffs-will-be-moved-to-35-yard-line/related/

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CRA    12,166

KO returner less of an issue. Kasay can get it into the endzone w/ 5 extra yards. Most kickers will be able to put it in the middle or back of the endzone.

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MHS831    4,697

KO returner less of an issue. Kasay can get it into the endzone w/ 5 extra yards. Most kickers will be able to put it in the middle or back of the endzone.

You have to think that this could create a roster spot by eliminating Lloyd.

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Darth Bobo    1

TEMPORARY

The idea is that this will reduce the number of injuries significantly. If it doesn't, taht will be obviosu in statistics, and thec ompetition wouldn't have a good reason not to change it back again.

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Mr. Scot    34,530

I actually do think it'll wind up being reversed after a year or two. Fans and coaches will both be screaming over it.

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DC Amp    261

Football is an action / reaction sport, the more action you have the better reaction you'll get = more revenues. This is counter productive in all aspects to me.

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CRA    12,166

You have to think that this could create a roster spot by eliminating Lloyd.

maybe, but there is always a chance Kasay can't kick it as far as the last we saw.....so he could still be short. I think Rivera was going to eliminate the 3 kicker thing regardless.

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Stroupe-a-loop    431

You have to think that this could create a roster spot by eliminating Lloyd.

Or we could keep Lloyd and just not bother to send out a coverage team on kickoffs. Plus, we would get to sing "Ole, ole, ole" everytime.

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Kettle    765

PP7 value drops if this passes. obviously.

I think it sucks. KO returns are some of the most exciting plays in the game.

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