Posted by Andy Benoit
You can always count on Bill Belichick to run his mouth for the media, right? The outspoken, always honest Patriots head coach actually said something at the NFL owners meetings on Monday that flies in the face of this sarcastic intro.
Belichick voiced his displeasure about the idea of moving kickoffs to the 35-yardline and touchbacks to the 25.
“Pretty complicated proposal," Belichick said according to ESPN.com. "I don't like the idea of eliminating the kickoff from the game. I think it's one of the most exciting plays in football. It looks like the competition committee is trying to eliminate that play. I don't know that's really good for the game."
Belichick isn’t alone in this assessment (it’s become well known that the Bears, not surprisingly, dislike the idea. But before rushing to judgment, the league may try to convince teams that this rule change would actually enhance kickoffs.
Then again, sounds like maybe they’ve already tried that.
"From the presentation last night, I don't know that it's because of head injuries," Belichick said. "And the ones they showed, there weren't very many of them. So I don't know. I think you should really talk to the competition committee. They're the ones, really, that proposed the rule.
"There's a lot of components to it, four different elements to it. It's kind of a complicated rule. ... It's pretty confusing. I mean, we're moving the kickoff up and the touchbacks out."
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