The NFL has decided to reduce head injuries by moving the kickoff up to the 35 yard line, so more kicks will be too deep to return. But every once in a while, some intrepid returner is going to throw caution to the wind and actually bring the rock out of the end zone (and possibly get someone hurt).
So I have a better idea. Choose from the following: (1) Just give the offenses the ball at the 20 yard line after every score and at the beginning of each half, or (2) turn the NFL into a two-hand-touch league.
Given the NFL’s penchant for penalizing even legal hits and its plan to do TSA-type searches of every fan entering the stadium, I think it’s safe to say that the league’s popularity has peaked.