nmrsnr: I have to say I'm amused by the idea of the scoring player kicking the extra point.
Marcus Aurelius: nmrsnr: I have to say I'm amused by the idea of the scoring player kicking the extra point.That would be awesome to watch.
Benevolent Misanthrope: In the XFL, that Vince McMahon-run football league that existed for one season, there were no extra point kicks. Teams got six points for a touchdown and then ran another play from the two-yard line, and if they scored they got one extra point. The NFL actually experimented with something like that during 1968 NFL-AFL preseason games, and the World Football League had a similar rule, called the Action Point, in the 1970s. In the playoffs the XFL changed its extra point rule to allow teams to go for two or three points by moving the line of scrimmage back farther from the goal line.I would love to see this, at both the college and pro levels.
factoryconnection: I like the flights of fancy suggested by this article. Given a 99.6% PAT success rate, it just isn't a competitive element any more. Bump that PAT line back.
Arkanaut: Right, because Adam Vinatieri didn't save Belichick's ass a dozen times.
Milk D: Alex Karras (yes, Mongo from Blazing Saddles and the dad from Webster) - once said, "no football game should be won by a 110 pound immigrant."Always makes me laugh.
*Agrees whole heartedly with coach Belichick*
dragonchild: That'll make it more random, but once receivers start practicing kicks I think everyone would regret such a move.
jaylectricity: Milk D: Alex Karras (yes, Mongo from Blazing Saddles and the dad from Webster) - once said, "no football game should be won by a 110 pound immigrant."Always makes me laugh.This is the sports tab, why did you feel the need to explain who an ex-NFL player was?
bart2puck: I hate Belichick as much as the next guy, but he is talking about extra points, not FGs....and i agree with him.
nmrsnr: The point is more that you're not going to spend a lot of your resources training receivers to kick because it's more important that they practice their receiving.
dragonchild: It strikes me as an incredibly stupid way to bring unpredictability back into the game -- remove specialization from a game that is dominated by specialists. Oh, it'll be hilarious the first few weeks when some TE clunks a PAT, but come time when the games start to matter, everyone will detest the idea -- especially when every team will still have a placekicker. It'll change the game, but not in any way that people want to see when it's their team trying to win games.
mjohnson71: I hate Bliecheat with
netweavr: Make it a change of possession play. If you score there's a kickoff, but if you fail the other team takes over where they recover (missing would count as a turnover on downs)
MugzyBrown: Ya know, I don't know why they don't trade Chris Johnson for Luck. The Colts need a running game.
rka: Doesn't change the kick materially but it makes it a much more interesting decision on whether or not to go for two.
Why Would I Read the Article: But if the NFL got rid of extra points, then we would only have one commercial break after every touchdown, instead of two. And that hurts revenue.I'm sure Goodell is drafting a sternly worded letter to Belichick as we speak.
Nadie_AZ: netweavr: Make it a change of possession play. If you score there's a kickoff, but if you fail the other team takes over where they recover (missing would count as a turnover on downs)Opposing teams would let them score as they'd get better field position on the kick off than on the recovery.
justabitdisturbed: I like the idea of having a rotating goal post during extra points. Maybe it could even be controlled by the opposing team's defensive coordinator.
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