NFL officiating VP Dean Blandino: Extra point line could change by 2015
Dean Blandino, the NFL's Vice President of Officiating, said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick show he expects the distance for extra points to be changed for the 2015 season.
With NFL kickers making more than 99 percent of extra points attempts last season, there has been talk that the league should take measures to make extra points more challenging. A proposal to move extra points to the 25-yard line was voted down in March, but the league did agree to experiment with the distance during the first two weeks of the preseason.
Kickers have made 94.3 percent of extra points from the 15-yard line, the equivalent of a 33-yard field goal. Extra points will be moved back to the two yard line for the rest of the preseason and during the regular season. The league could re-consider moving extra points back next offseason.
NFL VP of Officials Dean Blandino says he expects the extra point yard line to change for the 2015 NFL season. — Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) August 19, 2014
- Chris Johnson