Bill Belichick: Touchbacks aren't preventing injuries on kickoffs, so what's the point? (Shutdown Corner)

If you ever want to see New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at his snarky best, bring up a rule change or something that involves the NFL’s Competition Committee, the group of nine men who have final say on a wide range of topics involving team and game operations. Belichick was asked for his thoughts on how the new kickoff rules, enacted before this season, have played out now that the regular season is nearing its end, and whether the ball coming out to the 25-yard line on a touchback has made the kickoff a more strategic and competitive play. “We’ll see,” Belichick said.