I don't really understand the outrage.
You're removing a kickoff, which almost ALWAYS ends in a touchback and the offense starting at the 20 yard line, and replacing it with a punt from the 30, which will almost ALWAYS end in a return and potentially an exciting play.
I think it's a GREAT IDEA.
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