In quite possibly a massive overreaction thread, I've started to wonder... Have coaches changed their philosophy on how they treat the "rules" for their return men from the standard rules we've come to know for so long? For as long as I ever knew football, among other things, the depth of a kickoff would predominantly determine whether or not a returner would bring the ball out. If it was deep in the endzone... it was a "poor decision" if the returner ever brought it out. However, I'm watching lots of returners this weekend bring out kicks that previously would be unthinkable. But I haven't noticed any getting chewed out on the sideline, or replaced when they continue to do it time after time. Obviously, the NFL has tried to reduce kickoffs by pushing the kicker up to get the ball deeper into the endzone, making that 20 yard line starting point more appealing compared to a more likely starting point of the 15 yard line when bringing it out from that deep. But what I'm wondering is... have teams weighed the 5 yard or so difference to the possibility of a big play... and instead of taking the touchbacks and free 20 yard starting point, scrapped the old rules of not bringing the ball out when kicked deep and giving their return men a green light? Am I the only one noticing this?