Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey knows as well as anyone that the extra point as we’ve come to know it can seem automatic, since in three years, he’s never missed one--a perfect 123 for 123. But he doesn’t necessarily think the NFL needs to go messing with the point-after-attempt at next week’s owner meetings in Orlando, FL.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has suggested that the league could move the attempt back a substantial distance to add some excitement to what’s become an unexciting play.
“I definitely can see where he’s coming from,” Bailey said, per ESPN Dallas. “I can’t say that it doesn’t make sense to me, but at the same time I think it’s really just a matter of how you look at it. There’s just a million different examples you can argue that point. For me it’s like a handoff or maybe a center-quarterback exchange. To me and to most people, they feel like it would seem like an automatic thing, just handing the guy the ball, but as we all know that doesn’t always go smoothly. There’s fumbles and botched snaps. That’s just one example."
“I feel like if it was as automatic as everybody implies, I feel like we’d all be out of a job because everybody would be able to do it. I don’t think that’s the case. I understand where it comes from, but obviously I disagree on a couple of fronts.”
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