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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 AM   #11
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

I agree that the extra point kick is pretty much an automatic thing and from time to time I do think of it as more of a formality than anything else.

So why not make the extra point kick miss-able by extending its length?

Instead of the "automatic" kick from the 2-yard-line (which is basically just a 19-yard field goal), why not change it so the ball is placed on, say, the 20-yard-line making the extra point a 37-yard kick?

Secondly, leave the 2-point run/pass option from the 2-yard-line as an alternative.

The extended kicking distance would certainly take away the "automatic" aspect of the extra point especially on windy days and it would make the notion of going for 2-points (from the original 2-yard-line spot) a more viable option in lieu of a dicey kick.

This would allow for three possible scores; 6-points if either the kick or the 2-point run/pass fails), 7-points if the kick is good or 8 points if the 2-point conversion is successful.

I think this would add excitement to an otherwise boring play and it would make the choice between a 1-point kick or a 2-point run/pass that much more compelling.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #12
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

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if it is not broke why fix it? Roger Goodell hates liquored up idiot kickers ? Why does he not worried about expanding the roster or changing the IR rules?
Or perhaps focus efforts on improving the lousy officiating...
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Well considering there's a 99% chance the kicker will get it in, the extra point doesn't add much to the game right now.
If that's the only impetus, why not eliminate kickoffs which mostly wind up as touchbacks now that they kick off from the 35? Or better yet, the Pro Bowl (particularly in its latest incarnation, which is a complete joke)? Neither of those add anything to the game either.
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

I really like the idea of moving it back. Make it a 35 yard field goal for a nice round number. Not sure what the 35 yard success percentage is, but that would increase the liklihood of kickers missing the extra point. Of course making the extra point something to watch decreases the amount of time I can spend in the kitchen fixing wings and beer after a TD. Now I would have to actually watch the play!!
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

Meh I don't like the idea. Yes it's fairly automatic but that strikes me as a stupid reason for eliminating the PAT. What I like is either moving the distance back or better yet making the guy who scored the TD make the PAT. I think that would actually be more exciting and it would be neat I have to say to see say Ben, AB, or Troy line up for a kick. Really hate that Goodell made kickoffs pretty much automatic touchbacks given how major a part of the game that field position should play
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

My guess is this is another move to reduce collisions that can lead to concussions

Of course extra points are very missable at the high school level so I do not know what the excuse will be for removing the extra point at that level of the game

The real action that makes it a totally different game is going to come if linemen going into a 3 point stance is prohibited, a possibility which Goodell discussed several years ago

Goodell said the elimination of three-point stances for linemen in order to cut down on helmet-to-helmet contact will "continue to get evaluated."

The league's competition committee and other panels have discussed that possibility "a fair amount," Goodell said, but "they just haven't felt that it was a significant move that was going to really change the game from a health and safety standpoint right now."


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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

I like the idea of moving it back to the 20. The PAT stays, it's just not as automatic.
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Well considering there's a 99% chance the kicker will get it in, the extra point doesn't add much to the game right now. I'd rather skip it and go on to the actual game. Maybe moving it back 10-15 yards will help.
yeah, id move it to the 20 yard line. coaches can still make safe decisions to take the extra point and still have the option to go for two
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yeah, id move it to the 20 yard line. coaches can still make safe decisions to take the extra point and still have the option to go for two
Going for two should be placed where it is right now.
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Default Re: Roger Goodell: NFL considering proposal to eliminate extra points

of course this will fall under the guise of eliminating concussions but what it really is is a bargaining chip in increasing the schedule from 16 games 18 games. Or atleast 17...

Roger thinks he is slick but an epiphany well eating at Buffalo Wild Wings open my eyes to what is really going on.

In an average game the offense and defense play about 60 snaps.

If you eliminate special teams extra points you eliminate about 100 snaps per team per year.

Do the math.

The players union can't whine about an increased # of snaps = increased risk of injury = bigger slice of the pie/ payraise.

The union represents Curtis brown just the same as Ben roe thlis...
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