Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Vote For Kickoff Rule Change

KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns a punt for a touchdown as punter Mike Scifres #5 of the San Diego Chargers defends during the 1st half of the game against on September 13 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

We've heard Todd Haley say on a handful of occasions that the best way for a bottom-of-the-roster guy to make the Kansas City Chiefs is special teams. Haley has consistently put an emphasis on special teams and the Chiefs turned into a solid special teams unit.

They drafted Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster, who both contributed on special teams at some point in the year. Arenas for most of the year and McCluster pre-ankle injury.

So that's why they shouldn't vote for the kickoff rule changes. The proposal could be tweaked but the latest we heard was moving the kickoff from the 30 to the 35-yard line. That would mean less kickoff returns which would take away the ability of Arenas and McCluster to make a larger impact. 

They're voting on the rule change at the owners meetings today and 24 votes are needed to pass it which means nine votes would eliminate it. I would guess Haley wouldn't be in favor of changing it. It seems many coaches aren't.

The votes probably won't be made public but, if I had Clark Hunt's ear, I'd say vote against it.

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