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NFL proposal would ensure better field position for sending a kickoff through the uprights

Every once in a while an NFL kicker will get ahold of a kickoff and it ends up traveling through the uprights.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is proposing a rule change that would put the ball at the 20-yard line instead of the 25 in the event the ball goes through the uprights, according to PFT.

This is just one of a number of proposals being brought to the table to be voted on next week by owners, with one other proposal that would allow coaches to challenge all penalties called during the course of a game.

Last year, the Ravens proposed that a kickoff through the uprights should result in a point being awarded to the kickoff team. That one obviously never gained any significant traction.

Most special teams coordinators want the ball to end up on about the numbers, or in between the hash and the sideline and use speed on one side of the formation to effectively close off half of the field from a potential return, and kicking high and deep to the middle of the field is just shy of a sin because in return it gives the dangerous return man a three way go (right, middle, or left).

If the proposal were to pass (and that's not likely) coaches and coordinators will have to weigh the five-yard field advantage and debate wheter the reward outweighs the risk

Head here to read more on the proposal, including how it may affect referees.