Roger Goodell: NFL will explore eliminating the extra point

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  1. MPbears68

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    This is a ridiculous idea. How often do players get hurt on those plays? How often does a game come down to a two point try? The vulnerable WR head hits I get...I don't get this one.
     
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    "There’s one proposal in particular that I’ve heard about. It’s automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six.”

    What's the difference with this proposal and what's going on currently if extra points are so automatic? If you go for 2 and don't get it you stay at 6.
     
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    Yeah, 162 more games to play 20 more. I"m asleep already. :shoot4:

    Seriously though, move the EP back a ways or narrow the posts for the kick. I remember back in the day you would actually see a meaningful blocked EP that would cost a team a game.
     
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    Of all the reasons people find a reason to bitch about Goodell, most are irrational, this is just flat stupid, the EP is not the problem w/the game. The Refs flat blowing games to the point where it looks like a fix, or the WWE is what is wrong w/the game. The fact that you had a NFL ref in a NFCCG that was reffing multiple basketball games the week prior is the God Damned problem. That Sea/SF game was an absolute farce b/c of the refs; and it didn't have to be. The refs right now are only SLIGHTLY better then the replacements were; and the replacements had a built in excuse, they weren't professionals. The NFL needs to get full time NFL MF refs, not this BS part time bs.

    Then they need to fix the helmets, this is a multi billion $ operation, and you're telling me you cannot figure out how to make a legitimate helmet, and other gear that might actually give more then an ounce of protection?

    After they fix those 2 things, THEN goto actually messing w/the minutia of the game
     
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    Agree completely with your comments about the refs, but as far as the above, there is only so much they can do to protect the head. They cannot stop the brain from sloshing around inside the head and hitting he inside of the skull.
     
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    I like the idea of putting a cross bar across the top of the goal posts, so it has to go through the uprights, under the top bar but over the bottom one. That'd be a lot more interesting. Since they change the way the defense lines up, make it a little more difficult to make the field goal.
     
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    Nothing is going to prevent concussions, but that doesn't mean they cannot create better equipment, ie helments, to help prevent them. The helmet we see today has been in use for 10-20+ years, they can do better.
     
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    I agree. As I understand it, there are safer helmets available but the league does not mandate players wear it. Many players are choosing to play with the less-safe older models. The newer and higher-tech helmets are expensive, but I don't understand why that would matter (this is a multi-billion dollar business.....paying for a helmet is chump change).

    I "get it" that the problem with head impact is that the brain decelerates from a high velocity to zero velocity in an extremely short distance. And you can't overcome the basic laws of science/physics. But I do believe the helmet can be made safer, and coupled with rule changes, can help make the sport safer. I also believe that "someday" they will be able to protect knees better. Like head injuries, I don't expect they'll ever eliminate these injuries, but someday they'll have a device that isn't intrusive to the players who wear them, but will help with some better protection (and I'm not talking about the primitive things we see some players use now). That's my 2-cents worth anyway :)
     
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