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Should the Xtra Point be Eliminated

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by melvin dangerr, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. melvin dangerr

    melvin dangerr Cheesehead

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    Well yes, since all the new rules are poofing the the game, and more scoring is happening all over the place just my novel idea(mine only) the goal post was moved to the back of the End Zone, I guess the purpose was for more TD's less field goals, why not have teams go for 2pts, 99.99% of extra pts are gimmies, why not let the teams earn more pts, field goal kickers will kick field goals but 2pts might throw more interest in extra pts. thoughts out there
     
  2. ivo610

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    Yes. And kneel downs as well
     
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  3. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    So they take away the extra point option.
    Then does the team get 6 or 7 points?
    And can they still go for two? Which would mean that they would end up with 8 or 9?
    Or are they just going for one? To have 7 or 8?

    I kinda like the extra point. It puts the exclamation point at the end of a long drive.
    Maybe they could move it back farther to make it seem more worth it or else give them the option to fake it and if they get it in then they get 3 points.
     
  4. Forget Favre

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    I agree with taking away the kneel downs.
    Have them play to the bitter end.
    I guess the kneel downs is to prevent injuries.
    But to not have them play all the way down to zero then why bother having a clock at all?
     
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  5. ivo610

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    I think they should get rid of pointless plays. I think bud grant might be pushing this if memory serves correct.
     
  6. yooperpackfan

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    I would rather get rid of spiking the ball to stop the clock.
    At any other point in the game it would be called intentional grounding.
     
  7. yooperpackfan

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    In answer to the original question: NO!
     
  8. Ceodore

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    I don't think you can get rid of the extra point. otherwise, if you were to keep the 2pt conversion (would it be 1pt conversion then?) somehow, there would be no risk/reward consideration for the conversion. teams would have no reason not to go for the conversion and would go for it all the time. Unless, if you went for the conversion and failed you went back to 6.

    I'm all for eliminating the PAT for the purposes of it being a time waster and basically pointless since it's hardly missed, but not at the expense for altering the way the game is scored.
     
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  9. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I always wondered why when the q/b takes a knee with out being touched it can't be a live ball still
     
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    This thread is too funny. I was just thinking about this last week. I was thinking "Man, it sucks that an entire year can rest on the foot of a fricken kicker." I really hate that. I know it's part of the game and so on.... but I would vote to do away with all FG and extra point kicking! lol
     
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  11. Forget Favre

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    I think to make it more interesting they should bring back the old fashioned goal posts that look like an "H" or make the cross bar higher.
    The way it is now, that cross bar is too low making it less challenging or too easy for the FG.
    They bring back the H style goal posts and there may not be as many high scoring games or the game would be more exciting since it would force teams to try and get it farther down the field before going for a very long FG.
     
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    Get rid of the kicker would end our debates on how good or bad Mason Crosby is and that takes away some fun from the forum right there.
     
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    I hate the kneel downs, throw in your back ups if you are afraid of injury. Though we are all Packers fans and know they would get hurt followed by their starter the next game first set of downs. Make a field goal from inside the 20 1 point, from the 20 to inside the 40 2 points and past the 40 3 points. Extra points can be the same as the field goal and if you want to go for 2, make it go for 3.

    Wait too many changes.
     
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  15. melvin dangerr

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    Hate the kneel downs too, 60 mins of football, kneeling is for church…...
     
  16. melvin dangerr

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    Take away 1 (for good) go for 2, miss the 2, U have only 6, you can be tied but the 2 pts ahead forces you too score a TD to go ahead possibly eliminating tie games, and more offense, and better D-fense could make the game more interesting(crossing fingers) no more kicking for a pt….
     
  17. DON BARRETT

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    How about making the hash marks wider and instead of a 15 yard extra point make it a 30 yard. kicking game is too easy these days.
     
  18. Carl

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    I don't like the idea of teams always having to go for two. It would dramatically change the game.

    I'm also not bothered by how automatic short fields goals are. If a team doesn't want the other team to have a gimme three points, they shouldn't let them get so close.
     
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  19. USArmyParatrooper

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    You can't do away with kneel downs. The QB has the ball and brings himself down. The best you can do is make him have to wait for a defender to touch him, which is fine by winning team. Just more time off the clock.
     
  20. gatorpack

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    He is giving himself up kinda like a slide.
     
  21. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    Actually any player at any time can take a knee & down himself. Witness last play interceptions when the defender hits the deck in a fetal position with the ball. I've also seen ball carriers do it when they get a game clinching first down. Any kickoff that is caught and not returned out of the endzone is basically a kneeldown.
     
  22. longtimefan

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    Yes I know, but it is strange to me that all game long a player has to be tackled to be down..But to end a game all the q.b has to do is kneel...
     

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