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Bears' Gould tees off on owners

From rules changes to correspondence, the Bears' player rep isn't happy with owners

Updated: March 23, 2011, 10:09 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Much like the NFL's current conflict, the recent rules changes are not what necessarily what they appear.

To Bears place-kicker and player rep Robbie Gould, who has become accustomed in recent months to reading between the lines and searching for hidden motives, the new rule that will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line isn't necessarily a bad thing. For starters, he thinks it will extend the careers of veteran kickers whose leg strength may have diminished but who can be ...

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