Could The NFL Consider Adjusting Kickoff Point?

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

KickoffLast week, former NFL special-teams coach Mike Westhoff complained about the movement of the kickoff point back to the 35.

But unlikely some who’ll make a complaint without offering a solution, Westhoff offered this proposal: Kick the ball from the 25, limit all 11 members of the kicking team to no more than five yards for a running start, and mandate the placement of eight of the 11 members of the return team within 10 and 20 yards of the kickoff point.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports that the Competition Committee will at least consider the idea, which could cut down on the high-speed collisions that can cause serious head and neck injuries.

Source: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

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