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Middle Ground on Altering Kickoff Returns

Shaun Best/Reuters

Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed the idea of eliminating the kickoff from the NFL game this week and it was met negatively by many fans I speak with.

Fans appreciate the league's desire to make the game safer, but they clearly don't want radical changes to the game they love. Eliminating the kickoff is too big of a reaction to new safety measures.

People who don't want any changes are going to lose out on this one because safety trumps tradition sooner or later. Here's my idea for meeting on a middle ground on the subject of the kickoff.

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