Ryan Longwell

Are proposed changes to NFL kickoffs good or bad?

Big picture: smart move

Steve Svekis

Sun Sentinel

Over the course of a single game, the rules change will spare players a half-dozen or so of the most violent, collision-filled sequences that occur in the NFL, as it will be a shock if the vast majority of kickers can't routinely get the ball deep into the end zone.

So, it is a prudent move as evidence continues to pour in regarding the grievous post-career lives to which so many of these crippled men are relegated.

Strategically, coaches should be more than happy to let a team take the ball at the 25 as opposed to having a Devin Hester get a chance to drastically affect the outcome.

As kickoff...