The NFL owners got together in Indianapolis on Tuesday to take care of several orders of business. They moved through the on-field business on-field business, leaving them plenty of time to discuss labor strategy.
The NFL’s owners, by a vote of 26-6 decided to make several rule changes for next season. Among these changes was moving kickoffs to the 35-yard line, their reasoning was player safety.
Devin Hester publicly denounced the NFL rule changes that move the kickoff up to the 35-yard line and, as one of the best return specialists the league has ever seen, he should be upset.
Significant changes to kickoffs might be coming to an NFL stadium near you.
Among changes for the next NFL season, whenever that is, are more suspensions for illegal hits, and possible adjustments to instant replays and kickoffs.