New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is not a fan of the NFL’s experiment to move extra points to the 15-yard line for the first two weeks of the preseason.
The NFL tried to add more excitement to the game by making the point after touchdown kick a 33-yard kick, but Coughlin thinks they should have moved it closer to the goal line rather than further away to really make it exciting.
“I didn’t think much of it when it was suggested,” Coughlin said, via Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger. “There are some ways to change that part of it if the intent is to make it more exciting. I think that certainly would be one of them. I think you have to be aware of the fact that it’s a 33-yard field goal in November when the wind’s blowing and it’s snowing here and it’s… in Miami it’s 75 degrees. It’s a little different in different parts of the country. You do have to be aware of that. I would say probably the ball will stay at the two, extra points. But if you really want to make it interesting put it at the one.”
Coughlin raises a good point here.
Would you rather see more teams go for a two-point conversion from the one of kick a PAT from the 15?
It’s not as if a 33-yard kick is extraordinarily difficult for the kickers in the NFL, so why not make coaches think twice about going for two?