NFL players reacted to the league's owners voting to change the extra point rule.
NFL owners voted Tuesday to change the league's extra point rule, pushing extra point attempts back to the 15-yard line.
The change creates a 33-yard extra point attempt. Additionally, the defense will have the opportunity to return a blocked kick for two points. Two-point conversion attempts will still be from the 2-yard-line, as extra point kicks had been previously.
Several players reacted to the move on Twitter, with mixed results.
Free-agent place kicker Jay Feely, who expressed his disapproval of the change on Tuesday due to safety concerns, wrote a piece for The MMQB in August 2014 about his feelings on the then-potential change.
My job doesn’t change w/the new PAT rule so it doesn’t bother me… but what happens when Ks start making these at 97-99%? Move on back again?— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 19, 2015
Should have changed the extra point to a 50 yard field goal. That would have been more interesting 😎.— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) May 19, 2015
- Molly Geary