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Extra Points


I am thankful the commissioners extra point proposal was not accepted this season, but I get the sense that before long some modification will be likely. I had a thought and I am curious to know what others might think, so here is my proposal to change the "point after"...

1. Teams are still awarded the standard 6 points for a touchdown scored.

2. Teams may still kick a FG and be awarded 1 extra point after touchdown - however only the player who scored the touchdown may attempt the kick.

3. Teams may still run or pass and be awarded 2 extra points after touchdown.

I am thinking for #3, the player who scored the touchdown must at least handle the ball during the 2 point conversion but really I am not sure exactly how that might work.

I think this would make the game more exciting and will require a greater level of skill from skill players, essentially players who commonly score will also need to demonstrate the athleticism to kick the ball in addition to their normal skills, and really everyone will need to have some ability to kick because lets face it anyone can score at any time. You may even see a kicker who has enough athleticism to be in the game in a red zone situation if a team is down by 7 and really needs the point after as well as the TD to tie the game.

Who knows - maybe from this the commissioner gets his unstated wish to eliminate the kicker from the game because teams would have the desire to draft players who can kick as well as catch/throw/block etc.

Is this completely crazy?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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