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(Pro Football Talk)   Belichick: "Kickers are stupid, we should get rid of them"   ( divider line
    More: Hero, Bill Belichick, play action pass, field goal kick, XFL, touchback, placekickers, Rob Gronkowski, kickers  
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2014-01-02 01:45:21 PM  
3 votes:
Right, because Adam Vinatieri didn't save Belichick's ass a dozen times.
2014-01-02 02:07:55 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-02 02:06:59 PM  
2 votes:
Hes just mad since he got caught cheeting trying to block a field goal earlier this year.

Once a cheat always a cheat.
2014-01-02 01:50:30 PM  
2 votes:

nmrsnr: I have to say I'm amused by the idea of the scoring player kicking the extra point.

That'll make it more random, but once receivers start practicing kicks I think everyone would regret such a move.

Just ban the holder, bringing back the drop kick.  It's tougher to execute, but with zero safety impact, and as retro as any aspect of the game.
2014-01-02 01:46:28 PM  
2 votes:

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.

I'm in favor of giving 7 points for a touchdown, with the team then having the option to pay 1 point to go for 2.
2014-01-02 02:30:18 PM  
1 vote:
Make it a 1 pt normal
2 pt conversion

and a 60 yard kick for 3.  That would spice things up in the 4th quarter.  Fully returnable too.
2014-01-02 02:25:55 PM  
1 vote:

nmrsnr: I have to say I'm amused by the idea of the scoring player kicking the extra point.

I like it rugby style. You have to pull it out perpendicular from where you went into the end zone. Say kick it from that spot at the 20-yard line.
2014-01-02 02:06:40 PM  
1 vote:
They shouldn't allow receivers to wear those sticky gloves, but QBs should be forced to wear them.
2014-01-02 02:05:37 PM  
1 vote:

bart2puck: I hate Belichick as much as the next guy, but he is talking about extra points, not FGs....and i agree with him.

I hate Bliecheat with the white hot intensity of 100 supernovas. But I think he's right on this one.
2014-01-02 02:01:03 PM  
1 vote:
Someone had a great idea of, i guess how Australian Rules Football does it (??), the kick has to be from where hte player crossed the goal line.  so that RB that taps the pylon with the ball, that's where the kicker would be angling it.  that would be cool as shiat.

and yeah, the "player who score dthe TD" has to kick, that would be tits.  spesh the defensive scores.  it;s been said already but the big d lineman kicking, that would be a hoot.  Karlos Dansby had a pcik six vs the rams, i can imagine him kicking the FG.
2014-01-02 01:58:48 PM  
1 vote:
Move kickoffs back.  And make some incentive for the team to run it out... perhaps give the kicking team a point if they can put it in the end zone.  But then you'd have to do away with the fair catch.  And then you'd have to protect the kicker from getting creamed by downfield tacklers when fielding a high kick.

Or, you could go to a longer and wider field, which makes kicks longer and the hash marks further apart and off-center.  And you might add some length to the end zones, so that there is less likelihood of a kicked ball to roll out of touch.

All of these exciting options.  If only there were some place where these ideas had been tried and tested for over a hundred years to see if they would be entertaining or not.
2014-01-02 01:50:05 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-01-02 01:46:59 PM  
1 vote:
I hate Belichick as much as the next guy, but he is talking about extra points, not FGs....and i agree with him.
2014-01-02 01:46:31 PM  
1 vote:

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.

DNRTFA but no. Move the line to the 1 yard line.

Doesn't change the kick materially but it makes it a much more interesting decision on whether or not to go for two.
2014-01-02 01:23:15 PM  
1 vote:
I have to say I'm amused by the idea of the scoring player kicking the extra point.
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