New proposed nfl rules changes

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    The League will be again tinkering with the rules at their next meeting. Some potential changes.

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    Point After may not be eliminated......just distance-adjusted.


    NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer

    By Judy Battista
    NFL Media reporter
    Published: March 3, 2014 at 03:40 p.m.
    Updated: March 4, 2014 at 08:53 a.m.

    The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would make it a 43-yard attempt -- rather than the 2-yard line, where it is currently placed.

    Last season, kickers missed just five of 1,267 extra-point attempts, a conversion rate of 99.6 percent -- so good that Commissioner Roger Goodell recently suggested the demise of the extra point could be imminent, because it is almost automatic, and thus not exciting enough. A longer extra-point try certainly would make things more interesting and require significantly more strategizing. The conversion rate of field goals between 40 and 49 yards last season was 83 percent. The last time the extra-point conversation rate regularly fell below 90 percent was in the 1930s and early 1940s. That surely would give coaches something to ponder when weighing whether to kick for one point or try for two, with the success rate for two-point conversion attempts typically around 50 percent.

    "There is no consensus yet," said the committee member. "We could experiment in preseason, but we are not there yet."

    No matter. It seems likely that the extra point as it is currently tallied eventually will be the latest victim of the kickers' own success. It will follow in the footsteps of sudden-death overtime, which was altered first for the 2010 playoffs and then for the regular season in 2012 after years of deliberation, sparked in large part by the kickers' increasing accuracy. Owners feared a Super Bowl might someday be decided by an overtime coin flip, with one team booting the winning field goal while the opposing squad never had a chance to touch the ball.

    The NFL, of course, usually moves deliberately before enacting significant rules changes. In the meantime, kickers -- through a combination of specialization, better field conditions, the now-omnipresent kicking gurus and camps and rules changes -- are only getting better. Kickers made a higher percentage of field-goal (86.5 percent) and extra-point attempts (99.6 percent) last season than they ever had before. Perhaps even more striking is how many long field-goal attempts are being made. In 2013, 67.13 percent of all field-goal attempts of at least 50 yards were good. While the numbers fluctuate from year to year, that is a sharp rise even from 2012, when just 60.92 from long distance were good, and it is dramatically up from just 10 years ago, when kickers made just 48.38 percent from 50 yards or more. THE REST OF THE STORY
     
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    I hate this one generally. If you are going to act like you have the ball, you get hit like you have the ball. But an additional reason is because it will become a playoff differential on how the game is played like PI is now. Make game changing discretionary ticky tack calls during the season to "enforce the rule" and then during the playoffs "let them play."
     
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    Whatever to the rules.

    It'll either still be an interesting game or it won't. I love football. It's been a huge part of my life, but I don't mind not watching if it no longer interest me on a professional level.
     
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    The one I am most excited about is the Instant Replay rule. I think it'll make the game quicker, more consistent, and better overall.
     
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    I like the adjustment to the extra point attempt back to the 25 yard line.
     
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    Generally agree with all of those proposals, save a few.

    Love this. Should have happened years ago. It's been blatantly obvious up to this point that the league only cares about the safety of ball carriers (QB, RB, WR). It's about time this happened. If we're protecting players let's protect all of them, not just the ones you put on your video game covers.

    I don't like this. Seems totally unnecessary to me.

    Stupid. Just put flags on them then.

    Same as above. If you're going to pretend to have the ball then you can expect to get hit.
     
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    The only reason why I think this could be good for the NFL (besides revenue) is that it would make the last couple games important for teams that are fighting for the #1 and #2 seeds.
     


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    Make the extra point be a drop kick.

    And if it's really about wanting the play to be more exciting, then allow the defense to score 2 if it's blocked, picked off and returned.

    Not really in favor of the 2nd part as I don't see why a defense should get an opportunity to be rewarded for giving up a TD.
     
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    About time!

    I've been against these ever since we got rid of Kubiak and his scheme. :truck:
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I like it. The wildcard weekend is when the end of the season realization hits, mainly that Sunday night. Give us a couple of extra playoff games that weekend. It is the part of the season I live for as a football fan.

    And like Dutch mentioned, it makes the top seeds continue to play hard in weeks 16/17 instead of resting players. They have a reason to win if it is for the only bye.
     
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    Agreed - a playoff weekend that has two Saturday games, two Sunday games, and either two Monday night games or a Friday night (no HS football to worry about) and a Monday night game would be fantastic as far as I'm concerned. Additionally, other than any years where the Texans (or Chiefs) end up as the #2 seed, I like the idea that they're making the top seed even more valuable than it already is. I don't think I'd ever want them to make it a 16 team playoff, but as long as less than half of the teams get in, I like the idea.
     
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    If they move the extra point kick back to the 25 yd line, there will be plenty of 2-point attempts.

    I feel that it would make it more of an exciting chess strategy move if the rules would say, "If a team chooses to avoid the extra point kick, and opts for the 2-point attempt.........and the 2-point attempt fails, the kicking team will LOSE 1 point."
     
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    Interesting proposal from Gibbs.

     
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    Like the NHL style replay.

    Also, if a RB can stiff arm a defender in the face, the defender should be able to do the same. Make it fair or eliminate it. Stiff arm would still be allowed, just not to the helmet.
     
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    Funny. Coaches hate kickers. :lol:
     
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    They need to do playoff seeding like the NBA does. This would effectively eliminate sub .500 teams making the playoffs like Carolina did this past year.

    They also need to eliminate that division winner automatically getting a home game rule. It's ridiculous to think that a team who's been trash most of the year gets rewarded with a home game b/c they won a trash division ......like Carolina did this year.
     
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    First, seeding and who makes the playoffs are two separate things. Secondly, the NBA awards playoff spots to the team with the best record in each of its six divisions. How is that any different than the NFL, and how would that have kept the Panthers out of the playoffs?
     
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    Divisions fluctuate in strength. Win your division, get a home game. IMO, tough shit to those that don't win theirs. The two teams that were in this situation, Carolina and Seattle, both won their first round game...trash record and all.

    NBA Division winners could go no lower than the 4th seed. So even if two teams have a better record than them, the division winner still gets 4. Translated to this years NFL Playoff, instead Arizona @ Carolina it would have been Detroit @ Carolina since Detroit was the lowest seed.

     
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