NFL coaches like Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid and Baltimore Ravens’ John Harbaugh have joined with players to slam the new kickoff fair-catch rule the owners voted to pass, with Reid arguing it’s going turn the game into “flag football.”
On Thursday, league owners voted against opposition by coaches to approve a one-year trial for a rule that puts the ball on the receiving team’s 25-yard line “if there is a fair catch on a free kick (kickoff and safety kick)” anywhere between the 25-yard line and the goal line. This is an attempt to reportedly cut down on injuries, a move some in the NFL said will do the exact opposite, CBS reported.
“My thing is, where does it stop, right?” Chiefs coach Reid said. “We’ll
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