The NFL owners have been holding their spring meetings this week in San Francisco and among other topics discussed was the rule of where to place the ball for extra point kicks. This is of course not a new discussion as the owners long ago came to the realization that the extra point kick was not only all but automatic at this point but also left no intrigue for the fans sitting at home watching the games.
The proposal that was put forward and then approved this week will move the placement of the ball for an extra point conversion back to the 15 yard line while leaving it at the two if a team decides to attempt the two point conversion. In addition, if the ball is blocked or is a failed kick and the defense returns that kick for a touchdown it will now worth 2 points. Previously a missed or blocked "extra point" kick was ruled dead on any failed try. Teams will also be allowed to change their minds and kick for one point in the event that they receive a penalty on a two point conversion play.