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    Re: Roger Goodell wants to end the PAT

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    If you are going to move things for interest, I say make the extra point from the 45 and the two point from the 7 or 8.
    That would lower the 2 point success rate an awful lot I'd think.



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    Re: Roger Goodell wants to end the PAT

    I don't recall ever seeing a fake extra point in the NFL so this applies more to college fball but the further back you move the extra point, the less likely a coach will try to fake it. Not that big of loss but a definite consequence. And maybe that's already been mentioned in the 8 pages of discussion.



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    Re: Roger Goodell wants to end the PAT

    Something should be done...points should never be automatic, and the current XP is about as close as it can get to that.



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    Re: Roger Goodell wants to end the PAT

    If they make these changes I wonder if we will see a higher value placed on kickers. Drafting them (higher), bigger contracts, whatever else.



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    Re: Roger Goodell wants to end the PAT

    If the goal of changing the PAT rule is because extra-point kicks have become too routine or statistically irrelevant, just remove it completely.

    When a team scores a touchdown, it has the option to take the 7 points, or stay on 6 and go for 2 from the 2-yard-line, like it is now. (This is for the NFL only).

    It doesn't change the scoring system and won't affect stat-keeping (placekicker gets credit for XP on any 7-pointer; little difference from current scoring since almost nobody misses anyway). And strategy element remains the same — take the sure thing or go for 2. And choosing the 7 removes the need to trot the special teams onto the field for a formality.

    If the goal is to "make the PAT more exciting," I don't really think we need that. The 2-point conversion is intriguing mainly because it's infrequently used and almost always applied to late-game implications.


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