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    NFL To Give Longer Extra Points A Trial Run

    NFL to give longer extra points a trial run

    6 hours ago • By Jim Thomas jthomas@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8197

    ORLANDO, Fla. • There was much talk but not a ton of action Wednesday when it came to a plethora of proposed rules and bylaw changes at the NFL owners meetings.

    The most notable change came in response to a New England proposal to move the line of scrimmage back to the 25-yard line on extra-point attempts. That proposal was tabled.

    But the league will move the line of scrimmage back to the 20-yard line for extra points on an experimental basis for every game played during the first two weeks of the 2014 preseason. In effect, that would make an extra point the equivalent of a field goal attempt of 38 yards.

    The idea is to make the extra point less automatic.

    "It's a new issue; it just came up this season" said Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a member of the NFL's competition committee. "We all feel like we need to do something (with the extra point). We're just not sure what we're going to do with it yet.

    "Everything spun off New England's proposal. We decided instead of putting it at the 25, go to the 20 and look at it in the first two weeks of the preseason to see if there are in fact things that come up."

    By "things that come up," Fisher meant any possible unintended consequences that arise from moving back the extra-point line of scrimmage.

    "The committee obviously historically has been very careful to make significant changes like that," Fisher said.

    Five proposals were passed Wednesday all by a 32-0 vote:

    • Moving up the time of the final roster cutdown (to 53 players) by two hours, or to 3 p.m. Central time.

    • Extending the uprights an additional five feet above the crossbar — from 30 to 35 feet.

    • Expanding the instant replay system to make recovery of a loose ball in the field of play reviewable.

    • Keeping the clock running after a quarterback sack (outside of the 2-minute mark of either half).

    • Changing the spot of enforcement for defensive fouls behind the line of scrimmage to the original line of scrimmage. (There were also some changes made on spot of penalty enforcement on running plays before a change of possession, and on post-possession fouls on punts.)

    Proposals that failed:

    • Eliminating the roster cutdown to 75 during the preseason.

    • Permitting coaching challenges on instant replay to all officials' decisions except scoring plays and turnovers.

    • Permitting more than one player a season to return to the active list from the injured reserve list.

    • Moving kickoffs to the 40-yard line.

    • Making personal foul penalties subject to instant replay.

    These proposals were tabled:

    • Eliminating overtime periods in preseason games.

    • Putting fixed cameras on all boundary lines to help with replays.

    • Increasing the number of players allowed on the game-day roster to 49 for regular-season games played on days other than Sunday and Monday.

    • Raising the practice squad roster to 10 players from eight

    • Permitting clubs to trade players 14 days prior to the start of the league year.

    • Permitting teams to time and test 10 players at their club facility who attended the NFL Scouting Combine. (The proposal also would've allowed other clubs to attend any such session at another team's facility that involved three or more draft-eligible players.)

    • Making pass interference applicable anywhere beyond the line of scrimmage (instead of the current one yard beyond the line of scrimmage).


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    Re: NFL To Give Longer Extra Points A Trial Run

    So they're going to experiment with the extra point form the 20 yard line. What about the 2 pt conversion attempt?

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    Re: NFL To Give Longer Extra Points A Trial Run

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    So they're going to experiment with the extra point form the 20 yard line. What about the 2 pt conversion attempt?
    That was my first thought. The 2-point conversion can be critical to a game, but moving attempts to the 20 pretty much makes it a moot point.

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    Re: NFL To Give Longer Extra Points A Trial Run

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    So they're going to experiment with the extra point form the 20 yard line. What about the 2 pt conversion attempt?
    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    That was my first thought. The 2-point conversion can be critical to a game, but moving attempts to the 20 pretty much makes it a moot point.
    This would only apply to the kick. Going for two would still be at the 2 yard line. I believe this was posted a few weeks ago, when the potential rule changes were first announced.

    Owners To Mull Rules, Bigger Playoffs
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    Owners to mull rules, bigger playoffs
    Updated: March 19, 2014, 5:34 PM ET
    By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com

    Commissioner Roger Goodell has suggested a change to the one-point kick on extra points might be needed because they have become so automatic. New England has proposed moving the line of scrimmage to the 25 for a one-point try, but leaving it at the 2-yard line for a 2-point conversion.
    "There are a lot of different views in respect to the extra point,'' said McKay said. "There were 1,267 tried and 1,262 made [in 2013], and so there is that thought with the extra point maybe we need to add little more skill, and one of the ways to do it might be the way New England proposed.''
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