Should the XP Rule Be Changed? (Note: Not Cam Newton Related)
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:12 AM
On to my point, however.
The second rule they brought up-was the proposal of changing the extra point after touchdowns. In other words-getting the extra point by another means rather than the gimme kick. Touchdowns have come to automatically mean "7 points" rather than 6 as they were intended to be, which isn't very competitive, is it? At first I didn't like the idea of changing, but it is kind of growing on me..
Mike and Mike brought forth a few options, some I like, some I don't....
-Move the kick back. Make it a 30 or 35 yard kick. That way it has to be earned. I like this one.
-Eliminate the 2-point conversion, make the team run a standard play for their extra point. Hate this idea.
-Get rid of extra points altogether. Make Touchdowns worth 7 (since apparently the competition committee felt that XP's were a "waste of time")
Hate this one as well.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:17 AM
Every year a team not converting an XP is the difference maker in a game.
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:28 AM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:35 AM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:42 AM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:53 AM
I do like the idea of moving the XP back though. anything that close is a gimmie. Kickers are much better than they were in the past, so move it back and make the kickers actually earn their money.
This is about the only thing that I can think of that I would be on board with, for the reason.
Even if you only move it back about 10 or 15 yards..
Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:07 AM