INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL decided against making a decision on what to do with extra points next season during the league owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., this week. The current proposal is to move extra points from the 2-yard line to the 25-yard line.
“There are pros and cons as far as that goes,” Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “We have such a great game, the way it’s played. You can look at all the stats. It’s pretty much a seamless play.”
Kickers only missed five PATs last season. Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was a perfect 34-of-34 on extra points. Moving it back 23 yards definitely increases the odds of more misses if the proposal ever gets passed.
“You’re talking about a 43-yard extra point,” Pagano said. “Teams that play outside all the time compared to teams that play indoors half the season or you’re in a division that has multiple domes and you play the better part of your schedule indoors compared to outdoors, you’re talking about having to make decisions with the 2-point conversion that would come into play every time you line up depending on the conditions, the field, weather, wind.”