Last year, Pats coach Bill Belichick said it was coming. And it moved a big step closer last week, when Giants co-owner John Mara told his team’s website that the game is “evolving” toward the elimination of the kickoff.
Will it happen? Is it necessary? Is there an alternative?
These aren’t rhetorical questions. Instead, they are enticements to get you to watch the portion of PFT Live during which I address those specific topics.
As the headline suggests, I don’t like it. Taking out the kickoff means taking out the onside kick, which would change the game too dramatically.