NFL Rule Changes 2015: Extra Point Change Could Make Tim Tebow The League’s Most Important Player (TKS DO )

 

NFL Rule Changes 2015: Extra Point Change Could Revolutionize The Game

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The NFL is looking into a rule change for 2015 that could revolutionize the game and make former castoff Tim Tebow the most intriguing — and possibly most important — player in the league.

 This year, the league is looking into a proposal that would move the extra point from the 2-yard line back to the 15-yard line. While that would make it a 32-yard kick — still a gimme for pretty much every kicker in the league — it’s another proposal that would cause a seismic change in the league.

The proposal –which comes from the New England Patriots — would also move the two-point conversion from the 2-yard line up to the 1-yard line, making it a much easier proposition and leading to what would likely be more attempts for two.

#NFL rule change to be voted on: move PAT to 15-yd-line, move 2pt conversions to 1-yd-line & allow defense to return missed PATs for 2pts.

— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 13, 2015

The Eagles have submitted a similar proposal but added another twist. They have proposed that the defense would be allowed to return a fumble or interception for a score, similar to the system currently used in college. While that would add another exciting twist, it might also make the 2015 NFL rule change proposal a little more likely to pass because it doesn’t shift the advantage entirely to the offense.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly is likely the league’s biggest proponent of the two-point conversion. As coach of the Oregon Ducks, he often went for two, even in situations where it was not necessary.

The new NFL rule change could do the same across the league. Since its adoption in 1994, it has been used almost exclusively as a last resort. Many NFL coaches even keep a “cheat” card that tells them what situations call for a two-point conversion.

Chip Kelly may already be preparing for the NFL rule change. This offseason he signed quarterback Tim Tebow, whose otherwise limited skill set has one important distinction — he’s nearly impossible to stop in short yardage situations.

The Denver Post’s Mike Klis believes Chip Kelly has signed Tebow to be his two-point specialist.

“During Tebow’s two-year term with the Broncos in 2010-11, I often proposed that coaches Josh McDaniels and John Fox should go for two every time. It was not unrealistic to expect the multi-option Tebow to convert 3 of 4, 2-pointers in a game for 6 points. Make 4 of 4 kicks and it’s 4 points.

“Tebow rushed for 4 touchdowns of 2 yards or less in his two Bronco seasons and was 2 of 2 in 2-point rushing attempts during his magical 2011 season.”

Chip Kelly may find out soon if his two-point plans will pay off. The 2015 NFL rule changes will be voted on when the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off next week.

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20 Responses to “NFL Rule Changes 2015: Extra Point Change Could Make Tim Tebow The League’s Most Important Player (TKS DO )”

  1. Bigfan says:

    FYI on the Eagles practice schedule.

    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

    First Day: April 20

    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 26-28, June 1-2, June 4, June 8-11

    Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18

  2. ck says:

    Yea, more ‘GOOD NEWS!” for T2!!! Thanks David O./Buzzy for posting.

  3. Shaztah says:

    I go to the Eagles team site and the one thing that bothers me is that in all of the QB discussions Tebow is only mentioned as an after thought. I think the world would implode if Tim goes in to training camp and lights it up and Chip ends up being named the starter. I honestly don’t see the so called “GREAT” Bradford. He has a lousy win loss record (19/30), he has missed 40% of his games in the last 4-5 years and his QB rating is not that great. I hope Sanchez keeps running his mouth because I don’t think Chip likes that too well, I thing that is part of the reason he got rid of Lesean because of his attitude and his locker room presence. Chip took a step in the right direction with Tim and I for one can’t wait to see him in pre-season. I also love how quiet it has been in the media about Tim. He can focus on training and learning the play book and I bet you that Cooper is helping him in that. If anyone knows how Tim learns it would be Cooper, they were college room mates and team mates so Cooper knows that Tim learns best by doing.

    • ck says:

      Shaztah: Yes, Riley Cooper and Tim Tebow go back a loooooooooong way and they went all the way to the BCS championship too! Bradford was no match for Tebow there and Sanchez is another Orton impo!!!

    • Sage says:

      Great comments. Agree.

  4. Andrea says:

    Interesting to see articles being published about Tebow without the usual Tebow bashing and snide remarks.

    How long this will last is anybody’s guess.

    • ck says:

      Andrea: Think you said it best when you stated: “The NFL needs Tebow more than Tebow needs the NFL.” Guess they are trying to make nice due to fallen revenues and fans opting out of watching…money sure does talk$$$
      Plus, he made friends out of enemies when broadcasting and that could be another factor impo. 🙂

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