If they just left matters unchanged we would be fine.
If they want to change matters meaningfully, they could move up the kickoff and make it a touchback at the 30-yard line instead of the 20-yard line.
That would no question do far more than moving things to merely the 25-yard line as far as awarding kickoff accuracy to a higher degree.
However as this rule change is being pushed under the guise of improving player safety, doing just that would encourage even more returnable kicks as is clearly not the true goal of the NFL in proposing this change. :thdn:
Being a rugby player mostly in my past with my body undecided on my future, yes if you want to go really old school sure the NFL would adopt the kickoffs from say midfield like you say. I have mastered the art of drop kicking the kickoff really high for a free-for-all on any kickoff with both a rugby ball and an NFL football mind you, and so long as the ball goes 10 yards in American football (10 metres in rugby now), then every kickoff would be fair game for both teams! I'd be all for that change with a pro contract for the likes of me mind you, but of course I am just dreaming crazy again.
For information for you fellow CFL fans, I am not sure when in the history of the Canadian game that drop kicks on kickoffs were outlawed apparently, but American football is a throwback to the rugby union rules in that any kickoff can be fair caught.
That is exactly why in contrast to the Canadian rules, you will see any onside kick attempt in American football hit the ground first AND go 10 yards before it can be recovered so as to eliminate the possibility of a fair catch being called by the receiving team.
Yes Canada, as Earl cited with the explanation below, thankfully you brought us the gridiron game or we'd be playing something akin to soccer/football, but somehow some of the old rugby rules stick in our pro game more than in yours!