The NFL has been discussing making extra points longer, forcing kickers to kick from the 25 yard line rather than the two.
Several kickers have already spoken out against the potential decision.
“I don’t understand the logic: Will it make the game safer for people by moving the extra point back to a 43-yarder?” Indianapolis Colts’ kick Adam Vinatieri Jim Corbett of the USA Torday. “If anything, players are going to rush harder because they’re thinking, ‘That far of a field goal-type try, we have to go after blocking it more.’
“If you want to talk about potential risk, more guys get injured on a field goal than extra point. It definitely will change the game. For the better? I’m not sure.”
Arizona Cardinals’ kicker Jay Feely would prefer extra points stay where they are, but wants the extra point to stay in the game any way possible.
“If it means the extra point stays in the game, I’m for it,” Feelytold Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com in a text message. “It creates more strategy, drama and puts an emphasis on having a dependable kicker.”