At the previous NFL Owner's Meetings in March, rule changes were voted on, but a vote to implement changes to extra points was tabled until the next league meeting. Several media outlets reported on the likely proposal, and earlier today, Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 re-iterated the proposal:
Next owners meetings NFL owners will vote on a new extra point play. The extra point will be spotted on the 15 and still worth one point.— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) May 5, 2015
The two point play will remain at the 2. But now like college the defense can advance the block kick or turnover for two points.— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) May 5, 2015
Peter King of Sports Illustrated previously said that 30 out of 32 teams want the extra point to change. For the change to go into effect, 24 teams would need to support it -- it's not a slam dunk if team's don't support this specific proposal, though.
While I think the proposal could grow on me, I'm a bit hesitant to throw my full support at it because it could change the customary scoring dynamic that has been present in the NFL for a long time. What if a team decides that all they will do all season is go for two? Will teams be ready for it? And, what about teams who make last-second comebacks to a tie a game that would normally be sent to overtime with an extra point. Now, you want to shift the pressure to the kicker? What about the advantage inclement weather teams might have? There are a lot of factors to consider other than just saying, "sure, why not?"
The NFL Spring League Meeting will be in San Francisco, CA from May 18th to May 20th, where the proposal will be voted on. What do you think, Browns fans? Should the proposal go through, or should extra points stay the way they are?