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Old 08-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Ellis Dee is offline
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Let's remove the missed PAT penalty to reflect that they're much more difficult now. I suggested this last year as a rule change for this year, and here's my follow-up.

The current PAT distance is the equivalent of a 30-39 field goal, which if it were a field goal would be +3 if you make it, -2 if you miss it, for a total of +1 if you miss one / make one.

Let's normalize PATs to the same scale by removing the penalty for missing: +1 if you make it, 0 if you miss it, for a total of +1 if you miss one / make one.

EDIT: I'm concerned that the response is going to be "Let's just remove kickers" and several people agree, but ultimately not enough to fully remove kickers and then nothing ends up being done at all. Let's first agree to remove the PAT miss penalty, and then tackle the issue of removing kickers altogether if that's what people want. (I don't think I do, but I suppose I could be convinced.)

Last edited by Ellis Dee; 08-08-2019 at 12:03 PM.