Extra points are broken, and nearly everyone in football agrees. Last year, according to Peter King in today's MMQB, 30 of 32 NFL teams polled agreed that the PAT has to change. And per King, a framework for changes appears to have emerged during last week's league meetings.
At the NFL meetings in Orlando, the league's owners voted on a number of proposals. The highlight: it looks like we're closer to longer, harder PATs. Here's a rundown of the NFL's rule changes, and the ones that didn't quite make it.
Browns running back Trent Richardson says to blame him for the new "crown rule," which bans ballcarriers from leading with their helmets, and he sounds proud of it.
The NFL's competition committee announced its recommended changes for next year's rulebook, and among the obvious proposals—no one will get Jim Schwartzed next year; instead, coaches will lose a timeout or 15 yards if they have no timeout—there's one that has seemed obvious for eons, with no action until now. Provided…