It seems that the kick returner will become much less important with the new rule. ISSUE #1 - Kicking off - Let's just eliminate kick returns! One could argue that we should carry a 2nd kicker as one of our special teams only players to make sure that there are almost no kick returns. Alternatively, we could get a kicker who kicks very high and make kickoffs an adventure. ======================================== ISSUE #2 - Receiving - kicker returners better earn their keep by playing a position. See the Faulk's of the world return kicks, with zero returns and zero fumbles may be the wave of the future. ======================================== ISSUE #3 - Who is affected on the patriots? I guess it's fairly obvious. Tate needs to show more as a wide receiver if he is to make this squad. Obviously, the shorter the camp, the better off Tate is.