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Old 03-04-2014, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

If you want an extra point in the future, you might have to really work for it.

The NFL is reportedly considering making PATs 42 yards, per Judy Battista of NFL.com:

The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would make it a 42-yard attempt -- rather than the 2-yard line, where it is currently placed.

A member of the competition committee said, "There is no consensus yet. We could experiment in preseason, but we are not there yet."

The reason for the proposed change is that extra points are too much of a given. It's gotten to the point—no pun intended—where teams might as well be given seven points automatically for a touchdown because the PAT is essentially a free point.

According to Battista, of the 1,267 extra points attempted last season, only five missed the target. That's a conversion rate of 99.6 percent.

NFL.com's Dan Hanzus wrote that kickers made 83 percent of their field goals between 40 and 49 yards. That would seem to strike a happy medium between making an extra point a little harder but not unfairly difficult.

Hanzus added that coaches would have a tougher decision in deciding whether to kick a 42-yard field goal for the extra point or attempt the two-point conversion, thus adding a little more strategy to the game. It's easy to imagine situations in inclement weather where trying a two-pointer would be safer than going for the extra point.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated noted that the two-point conversion would remain at the same distance it is currently at:

This rule would also make kickers more valued across the league. Teams would be willing to shell out more money for a veteran, and in the draft, they might take a kicker a round or two earlier than they would have before.

Of course, this idea is only in the theoretical stage. By the time it reaches implementation, it will have likely undergone some sort of transformation, possibly regarding the distance or the time coaches have to decide whether they want to go for a PAT or a two-pointer.

For the competition committee to have at least entertained the idea, though, is a step in the right direction.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...rial&hpt=hp_t2
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:33 AM   #2
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I have no problem with this change if implemented. It's better than the stupid idea of doing away with extra point kicks altogether. I used to ignore extra point kicks. Now I'll be watching them as the difficulty has increased. They won't necessarily be givens anymore. Bad weather will further increase the difficulty.

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Default Re: NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

It's just more grandstanding by Goodell. Until he brings females into the league, dressed in the same fashion as in the pic below, he's just not serious.

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Default Re: NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

Another reason for me to hate Roger is this would seriously impact point spreads - a 43 yard extra point is no gimme
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It's just more grandstanding by Goodell. Until he brings females into the league, dressed in the same fashion as in the pic below, he's just not serious.

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Default Re: NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

My problem with all this is that it seems to forget the purpose of the extra point. Scoring the touchdown grants you a privileged easy extra point so that one touchdown is better than two field goals. If you start making extra points harder, you start to devalue TDs.

This is just like the debate over fair-catching punts. A punt is a privilege granted to the offense so that they don't have to defend deep in their own territory. If you took away fair catches, you'd be unbalancing 4th downs and rewarding stalled drives with another cheap way to extend them.
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Default Re: NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

Even though it's kind of pointless to have the PAT attempt at the 2 yard line, it's one of those things that has been in football for so long, and it would be against tradition to move it.
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Or a helmetcam!

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Even though it's kind of pointless to have the PAT attempt at the 2 yard line, it's one of those things that has been in football for so long, and it would be against tradition to move it.
They moved the goal posts back 10 yards to the back of the end zone in the late 60s/early 70s so it happens
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Default Re: NFL Competition Committee Reportedly Discussing 42-Yard Extra Point

Why do they wear NHL-like helmets in Lingerie Football?

Anyways, they should reduce the size of the goalposts and move the PAT back to 45 yards.
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