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Old January 22 2014, 01:21 AM   #760
Alidar Jarok
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Re: NFL Discussion - 2013 Season

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Wait, I heard somewhere that the idea was to go ahead and just award 7 for the TD, and if you want to go for two, you have to gamble a point? (i.e., if you miss the try, you get 6, if you make it you get 8, otherwise you get 7).

That sounds even dumber. No one would ever risk going for two in that scenario unless they absolutely needed the point at the end of the game. Make it 6 for the TD and 2 more for the try, eliminate the ability to get 7 or move the kick further back.

Would certainly mess up the scenario books, since you'd never see games in multiples of 7/14/21/28 etc anymore.
Why? That's exactly how it works NOW. Only difference is that they waste everyone's time with a 20 yard FG "try" first before awarding the 7th point. You get 6 automatically, and then can take the gimme point, or gamble the automatic one by trying for 2 instead. This proposal just saves everyone the effort on the kick, as the success rate is over 99%.
Except in the Snow Bowl, where that is decidedly not how it worked. Only one PAT was attempted and it missed. I could see trying to mirror that fun by forcing them to move back significantly, but I can't see fundamentally altering how scoring works in football just because players are very good at it right now.
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