Moving The Kickoff From The 30 To The 35 Yard Line Helps The Packers

It really surprises me that the NFL is considering moving the kickoff from the 30 to the 35 yard line. As Kevin Seifert points out, it would help the Green Bay Packers and their awful kick coverage unit. But I don't expect the competition committee is intentionally looking for ways to help the Packers out.

Aaron Schatz says the primary goal is to reduce injuries. But "it would be a huge transformation":

This move would also mean that kickoffs in general would become more like punts, with kickers practicing more pop-up style kicks in hopes of pinning the other team behind the 25 without allowing a long return

So fewer chances for KR Eric Weems and Patriots OL Dan Connolly from torching their lousy kick coverage. And it doesn't matter that WR Jordy Nelson rarely breaks a big return because that just makes him average.

What do you think? Would it be OK to see such a major change knowing it makes the game a lot safer?

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