Last week's high school football battle between DeSoto County and Bayshore High in Bradenton, Fla., featured a kickoff taken from the receiving team's own 15-yard line. If that sounds ridiculous, just watch the video, which comes to us courtesy WWSB in Sarasota.
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Hester hates the league's new kickoff rules.
The Competition Committee passed a few rule changes at their annual meetings, not insignificant stuff. Kickoffs are moving and we're getting more booth reviews, and we'll get to that. But the most noteworthy of all is Proposal 5, which ensures that football will be played on green fields for the foreseeable future.
We know directional punting is a skill, and often a valuable one. But might we soon see the rise of the directional kicker? The NFL's Competition Committee is proposing moving the kickoff to the 35-yard-line, and having touchbacks start from their 25. They say it's for safety, and it would probably help, but it could…