Over the past few days, we have been hearing about the NFL considering the removal of extra points from the game. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that there is a real chance the league could change the extra points in an effort to bring more excitement to the game.
Of course, some kickers aren’t happy that they could see their playing time decreased, but there are also long snappers who will suffer if there are fewer kicking opportunities during a game.
Washington Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg is one of the first players to speak out against the possibility of removing extra kicks from the game and he had some ideas of his own on how the league can change things up and provide the excitement that Goodell is looking for.
“That’s just good old headlines by Roger, I think,” Sundberg said on 106.7 The Fan, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.
“I don’t know. He says he wants to make the league more exciting, or he wants to make every play more exciting. Listening to you guys and I’ve heard this before too: move [PATs] back. I agree. Don’t make it a gimme. Move it back, back it a 50-yard field goal, 45, 40, whatever you want. But don’t just get rid of it entirely. I think that’s absolutely ridiculous.”
Many have discussed Sundberg’s idea as well and that seems like one of the more reasonable ways to adjust the rules without taking away opportunities from players and completely changing the game.
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