Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL's competition committee is considering replacing the kickoff. If they do it, the change will happen in the off-season.
The coach from Tampa Bay has an idea: a team, instead of kicking off, would get the ball at its own 30-yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. The team would punt the ball away or, to replace an onside kick, could go for it and, if it failed to get a first down, the opposing squad would start with great field position.
The commissioner said, "I thought it was an interesting idea. The committee will look at it."
The idea is to avoid the big collisions that come with kick returns and make the game safer.