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A new NFL rule proposal being floated out is to move the extra point all the way back to the 25-yard line to liven up the NFL's most guaranteed play.

While it's unlikely the move to make the extra point more strategically interesting will happen for the 2014 season, it's possible you'll see it tried in some pre-season games in the next couple of years.

What do you think? Should something be done about the extra point or is it fine as-is? Sound off in our poll!

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# 1 TheJokester117 @ 03/04/14 08:42 PM
I like the 25-yard line rule. I'm not for ditching it completely, but it's relatively stagnant right now.
 
# 2 mb625 @ 03/04/14 11:47 PM
Well... I went with no, but that's when I thought they were still talking about getting rid of it all together. I should have opened the page and read it. Hadn't heard about this latest consideration. I like moving it back to the 25, but what would become of the two-point conversion? Can you still keep it at the 3 and keep it from being a safer bet than an extra point? I *think* the one point would still be safer, but maybe there are some smart math people who would be able to correct me on that..
 
# 3 Cardot @ 03/05/14 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mb625
I *think* the one point would still be safer, but maybe there are some smart math people who would be able to correct me on that..
2pt conversions are succesful right about 50%. Last year, FGs from the 25 were 83% in the NFL. PATs were 99.6%.
 
# 4 ven0m43 @ 03/05/14 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJokester117
I like the 25-yard line rule. I'm not for ditching it completely, but it's relatively stagnant right now.
I feel the same way
 
# 5 mb625 @ 03/05/14 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Cardot
2pt conversions are succesful right about 50%. Last year, FGs from the 25 were 83% in the NFL. PATs were 99.6%.
There you go. Makes it a touch less certain, but doesn't make 2 point conversions more likely. In this case, I'm all for it.
 
# 6 bonannogiovanni @ 03/05/14 04:47 AM
Extra Points are like penalty kicks with no goalkeeper, this change is long overdue, my view is to force 2point conversions all the time rather than increase the distance.
 
# 7 Brassman @ 03/05/14 10:12 AM
Keep it the same, just make the guy who scored the TD have to attempt the extra point.
 
# 8 TreyIM2 @ 03/05/14 10:13 AM
I like the idea. Makes the game more interesting and adds more strategy with the 2pt conversion being possibly attempted instead such as in outdoor games where the westher is bad.
 
# 9 birthday_massacre @ 03/05/14 03:59 PM
Make it a 50 yard attempt for the PAT.

50 YD FGs are like 84%
 
# 10 BCDX97 @ 03/06/14 12:50 AM
Yes, it's a boring non-event that just wastes time.

The extra points in rugby are done much better (take the kick from where you scored in the end zone, closer to the middle being easier) but I don't think it would work in the NFL. Anything would be better than this 99 percent success rate ritual.
 
# 11 Cardot @ 03/06/14 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lhslancers
Move it back a little bit or make the guys kick from the hash mark but don't make it so hard that a game which should have gone into OT with a last minute drive and PAT ends badly because your kicker misses a 50 yard PAT. You make the PAT too hard and you put even more emphasis on how good your kicker is and I don't want to see that.
It makes the 2pt conversion a little more enticing in that situation.
 
# 12 tbook24 @ 03/06/14 01:11 PM
i like the idea of doing like rugby. you kick at the angle of which you scored. if you score in the middle of the endzone you kick from the middle. if you score in the corner of the endzone you kick from the corner.
 
# 13 Cardot @ 03/06/14 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by KingofATL
I absolutely hate this idea. Leave the game alone. No need to change what is not broken. Roger Goodell is single handedly killing football as we know it.
Killing football? The sport is so popular that people actually watch the combine.

People don't like change, I get that. But one reason why the NFL is now the most most popular game in the U.S. is that they are constantly making adjustments as the game evolves. By contrast, MLB has been slow to change. It used to be the national past time. Now it is a distant 2nd.
 
# 14 Mitchrapp @ 03/09/14 12:52 PM
Once extra points weren't so automatic, 1990 for example. Maybe 40 misses. Because defensive players could jump on each other etc so the NFL decided that should be illegal and extra points should not be missed as often.

Flash forward and suddenly they're too automatic, thanks to rule changes. The NFL is trying to cover up their mistake 20 years ago by making this stupid rule.

It'll be okay until the team you root for missed a PAT and losses the game.
 

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