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A dumb rule that should change (IMO)

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That, to me, would take away from the game. It would probably prevent teams from ever going for 2 unless they had absolutely no choice in the matter. With an EPA, that might be a good idea. It would certainly put a premium on kickers and holders. That might be interesting but I'm more a fan of rewarding teams for making plays as opposed to penalizing for screwing up.

    Might be interesting though.
  2. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    now this is a good idea
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    On the other hand, if you took a point away on an EPA, that might incentives teams to go for two a bit more. That might be interesting.
  4. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    No, your reward for blocking/intercepting a PAT or 2 pt. conversion is that you only allowed 6 points instead of 7 or 8. You already gave up a TD, you don't get rewarded for a hustle play on the follow up dead ball play.
  5. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, the extra point/2-point conversion attempt is part of the TD...it's not a separate play. It's a continuation of the touchdown play. Once the ball crosses the goal line, the play's dead. The only way the opposing team can get the ball back is on the next live play, which is the kick-off. The defense's "reward" is stopping the offense from maximizing the TD play.
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  6. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    I think if the defense blocks and recovers the ball, the recovering player should be allowed to advance it to the other end, set it up on his toe at the 10, and have a teammate try to kick an extra point of their own during the play. :-D
  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I'm fine with the rule the way it is because by blocking the extra point you're costing your opponent a point which can loom large in the end. An extra point is routine so having one blocked even early in a game can come back to haunt you. Having an extra point blocked can result in a team being forced to go for 2 points later in a game.
  8. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Correct
  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    STOP RIGHT HERE, NOW!

    What if Goodell reads this forum? :eek:
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  10. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Good point. Ok you win. Leave it the way it is
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You are just complicating things. Keep it simple. I would be more for counting TDs as 7 points and doing away with the PAT than doing what you are suggesting. And I am not really for that. Not everything about football has to evolve. Some things can stay the same. That doesn't make it a dumb rule.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    In that case, how 'bout every time a PAT is missed, a commissioner gets fired?
  13. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    This.
  14. brymatt94

    brymatt94 Active Member

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    On a side note, this is a very good topic. And one that has been an entertaining debate without insensible personal jabs. This is what the zone is for.
    I think that if the defense manages to block, recover and return the ball almost the entire length of the field, why not give them a point. Certainly would make special teams feel a little more important and exciting.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Shut up you cotton headed ninny muggins. :)
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  16. brymatt94

    brymatt94 Active Member

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    Oh you are just the worst type of person. :rolleyes:
  17. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    I do not see the defense being rewarded for allowing a touchdown. I see the special teams being rewarded for blocking a kick that is very difficult to block in the first place and then pulling off the very unlikely nearly full length of the field run into the other teams endzone.

    I think that is worth a point...my opinion anyway.
  18. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    This makes sense.

    :)
  19. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    College rules allow the defense to advance the ball on a failed extra point for two points, why not the pros? Makes little sense. BTW, in college (unless they changed the rules since last time I looked) any returned extra point is worth two points, regardless if the offense was attempting a kick or advancing the ball into the end zone.

    Unlikely to happen with today's injury concerns. It seems they want fewer and fewer full contact plays.
  20. GoldMan

    GoldMan New Member

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    I agree with the OP. XP is hard to be blocked btw. Defense should be rewarded with something

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