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  • Extra point change possible in the future?

    Hmm, bot sure how I feel about this, they should leave it as is IMO. Heard Goodell on NFLN today, talking about illegal hit penalties being reviewed possibly, and they mentioned there may be a change in the future with extra points...

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000315809/article/goodell-believes-penalized-hits-will-become-reviewable.

    Could the extra point be in danger? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. "There's one proposal in particular that I've heard about." Goodell said. "It's automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six."

  • #2
    That's not a horrible idea. the extra point is one of the most irrelevant plays in all of sports. It is a given 99.9% of the time. If they are going to continue to bring in more review they need to cut something out. I can't think of a better place to start.

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    • #3
      I'd be surprised, unless they automatically go to more commercial breaks after a TD. Liek 2 minutes worth of it straight. Right now, score a TD, commercial, kick the extra point, commercial. Kick off, commercial, that's a lot of TV revenue right there, they could miss 1/3 of it.

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      • #4
        So you want to eliminate a important part of a kickers job and pretty much eliminate kickoffs. What's next? Making people fair catch all punts?

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        • #5
          But we'd never have another moment like this again:

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          • #6
            I do think the extra point is pretty much automatic, but I don't see why Goodell can't leave well enough alone.

            That ****er isn't happy unless he's tinkering the **** around and trying to alter the game.

            Listen ginger bush....you've got a serious power complex and won't be happy until you alter the game into your vision of what you want football to look like.

            When you make a change like that, it trickles down to every other level of football.

            I'm getting tired of red ****ing around with the game like he's been doing.

            That ginger mentioned a possible Super Bowl in London in the future....**** off buddy, I'm all for the global market, blah, blah, blah and understand the economic possibilities....but ****ing the fans in our country over by playing the Super Bowl overseas would be a slap in the face.

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            • #7
              I actually don't think this change would be that big of a deal, but I don't think it should be made. They are going to have to change plenty of things in coming years for safety reasons. Please just leave some traditions be if there isn't a safety reason to change them.

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              • #8
                Why not just make them kick the extra point from farther away if it is too automatic?
                They changed the kick-off distance supposedly to make it safer, so the distance of a kick isn't cast in concrete.

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                • #9
                  Is there any other sports league where the rules constantly change like NFL? So weird. But this won't happen.

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                  • #10
                    Like some others, I don't think it's a bad idea, at least for consideration.

                    I don't have a big problem with Goodell. It doesn't hurt to discuss points of the game and consider options.

                    Originally posted by Bronco Bob View Post
                    Why not just make them kick the extra point from farther away if it is too automatic?
                    They changed the kick-off distance supposedly to make it safer, so the distance of a kick isn't cast in concrete.
                    At first read, this is a very interesting idea.
                    However, this would change the game even more than Goodell's idea. More missed kicked extra points would encourage more 2 point attempts. TD's would much more often result in 6 or 8 points. I still like the idea though. Even 5 yards back makes a decent difference.

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                    • #11
                      this the same idiot who wants to expand the playoffs to include 4 more teams in the playoffs

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                      • #12
                        Goodell was on NFLN explaing the EP thing. A theory being bounced around is you score, it is an automatic 7. Unless you go for 8. If you get the conversion, you get 8. If you fail the conversion, you get 6.

                        ...They are going full retard in New York.

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                        • #13
                          Just make the extra point a kick from the 30 yard line, don't over think it. The refs screw **** up enough already don't add math (I know the refs don't add up the scores)

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                          • #14
                            Instead of tinkering with the rules, and messing with all of the deep knowledge of 7's and 3's that most football fans have accumulated over the years (3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21) I think he should just focus on having a full season of games over in London each year.

                            There are 32 teams in the NFL. Each team should have to play one of its games over in London @ Wembley stadium. This means there would be 16 games in London during a 16-game season. British fans with season tickets would get to see every team once.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Armchair Bronco View Post
                              Instead of tinkering with the rules, and messing with all of the deep knowledge of 7's and 3's that most football fans have accumulated over the years (3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21) I think he should just focus on having a full season of games over in London each year.

                              There are 32 teams in the NFL. Each team should have to play one of its games over in London @ Wembley stadium. This means there would be 16 games in London during a 16-game season. British fans with season tickets would get to see every team once.
                              This is a horrible idea........

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