The New England Patriots proposed extending the goal posts, and the NFL has approved the measure.
NFL has approved measure to extend the goal posts, as proposed by the Pats
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 26, 2014
Goalposts have been extended five feet, per the request of the Patriots.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 26, 2014
Previously, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called the goal posts outdated.
There was a lot of talk about the four rule proposals the Patriots made, which will be discussed this week. Belichick said the height of the goal posts is outdated, since even college kickers who won’t make the NFL can kick the ball over them.
The Patriots were victim to a questionable last second field goal call against the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. The players argued it but the call stood, and the ball appeared to go directly over the post.
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