Bill Belichick Speaks Out Against 'Automatic' Extra PointsPatriots 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.
NFL Players Vehemently Opposed To Roger Goodell Getting Rid Of KickoffsThe 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.
NFL To Ponder Playoff Expansion; Goodell: 14 To 16 TeamsNot so elite? Half of the league's 32 teams would make the playoffs if the system were to expand to 16 slots.
Jets, Giants Against Eliminating Kickoffs From NFLThe NFL without kickoffs? It will soon be under consideration. "Eventually you would almost have a flag football league," said Domenik Hixon of the Giants.
NFL Owners Move Kickoffs To 35-Yard Line; Labor Main TopicWhile 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.
NFL: Proposed Changes To Kickoffs, Replay, Illegal Hit SuspensionsRay 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.