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Bill Belichick (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick Speaks Out Against ‘Automatic’ Extra Points

Patriots coach Bill Belichick brought back an old talking point Wednesday, saying he wants see the NFL make its extra-point play less of a gimme.

01/02/2014

Jacoby Jones #12 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a kickoff. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NFL Players Vehemently Opposed To Roger Goodell Getting Rid Of Kickoffs

The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That’s one reason players are still upset that Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether.

01/10/2013

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NFL To Ponder Playoff Expansion; Goodell: 14 To 16 Teams

Not so elite? Half of the league’s 32 teams would make the playoffs if the system were to expand to 16 slots.

12/13/2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jets, Giants Against Eliminating Kickoffs From NFL

The NFL without kickoffs? It will soon be under consideration. “Eventually you would almost have a flag football league,” said Domenik Hixon of the Giants.

12/07/2012

Lawrence Tynes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NFL Owners Move Kickoffs To 35-Yard Line; Labor Main Topic

While the labor dispute was the “primary focus” of two days of owners meetings, according to Roger Goodell, the league also carried on with business as usual, discussing rules changes that included moving kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35, and using replays on all scoring plays.

WFAN–03/23/2011

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NFL: Proposed Changes To Kickoffs, Replay, Illegal Hit Suspensions

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing flagrant illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.

WFAN–03/16/2011