Following Sunday’s practice, Harbaugh told the media that he wasn’t impressed with the new rules. “We’re not going to go through the whole season kicking touchbacks,” Harbaugh said according to Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com. “That would be foolish.”
Brendon Ayanbadejo on kickoffs ‘It’s my favorite play.The kickoff is where I make my living. Hopefully, this rule will only last a year.’
Pro Bowl special teams player Brendon Ayanbadejo was also disappointed in the new rule as the touchbacks make his job particularly boring. “It’s my favorite play in football,” he said. “The kickoff is where I make my living, my bread and butter. So, I’m kind of sad to see the ball moved up to the 35-yard line.” Ayanbadejo added that he hopes that the rule will be thrown out at the end of the year.