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It's the Patriots bye week and I thought I'd look at those two new controversial rules put into effect this season.
Kick off: Why do we keep trying to fix things that aren't broken? Kick returns were an important part of the game, they were an exciting part of the game, and for many teams they could make the difference between a win and a loss. Now with the kick off moved to the 35-yard line, you see a lot of touch-backs... a whole lot. I don't see this rule lasting all that long. Just long enough to mess with a couple of seasons.
Scoring Review: I love football. I wait all year until that very first game, almost frothing at the mouth. However, even I have to say that the game can be painfully slow at times. Do we really need to throw in another thing to add to the stoppage of play?
In addition to that why do we need to help the coaches conserve their challenges? Isn't that part of being a coach? Knowing when to throw the challenge flag and when to keep it in your sock? If there's anyone out there who shouldn't need the officials help it's the coaches. They're paid to know what to do and when to do it!