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Extra Point Not Likely to Be Changed, For Now

Roger Goodell said in January that the league might consider abolishing the extra point as we know it

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Extra Point Not Likely to Be Changed, For Now

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In January, league commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL would consider abolishing or changing the extra point, to add some excitement to what is the most predictable and least exciting play in football.

We suppose they still could make that change, someday. But according to St. Louis Rams head coach and NFL Competition Committee member Jeff Fisher, that day is not here, and the extra point as we’ve come to know it is almost certainly staying put for now.

I’m sure it will be discussed, but that’s a wide departure,” Fisher told ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning,” per ProFootballTalk.com. “The committee and the league has always been real careful about drastic changes like that. That came out of left field. It’s not been discussed by any committee members. We have not had a chance to visit with the commissioner with respect to that. It would be interesting to see where it goes, but I would say it’s unlikely that we see something happen this year.”

There have been myriad suggestions as to how the extra point might be changed, including having the player who scores the touchdown attempt the extra point.

“... That would be something,” Fisher said. “Every Saturday we play around and let our practice squad players try to kick a field goal, and I’ll tell you, it’s a sight to be seen.”

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