Two lines to heavily padded grown men barreling down the field colliding with each other is pretty dangerous. Ask Eric LeGrand, who is paralyzed from a hit during a kick-off play. The NFL moved the line to generate more touch-backs; but now they are considering eliminating the kick-off completely.
One recommendation is that after a team scores, they get the ball BACK! But it is 4th Down with 15 yards to go. They can punt or they could try for a first down. Not quite the equivalent of kicking or on-side kick???
The problem is how to avoid the injuries without offending the fans. When have a POLL – Should the NFL eliminate kick-offs? Other thoughts??