Three proposals will be on the table regarding extra points.
One would be to move the extra-point spot from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line to increase the challenge of that kick. Last year, only eight extra points were missed, with six of those misses being accounted for by blocks. That’s better than a 99 percent success rate on more than 1,100 attempts. Some in the NFL want to make it more of a challenge to keep fans engaged for every play.
Another proposal would allow a defensive team the opportunity to return a turnover on a two-point attempt to the other end zone for two points.
The Eagles have suggested moving the ball to the 1-yard line if a team wants to attempt a two-point conversion.
Any proposal would need at least 75 percent approval to pass.
Other items of interest at the owners meetings:
However, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick were believed to have no knowledge of the improperly deflated footballs. Still, Kraft has voiced his displeasure with the report, despite being close with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Some believed Kraft would appeal the punishment against the Patriots, just as NFL Players Association has done in Brady’s discipline. However, Kraft said Tuesday he wouldn’t fight the team’s punishment.
That doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t talk to the general assembly of owners about the process of NFL investigations and ensuing discipline. If Kraft and Goodell have extended talks about this case, could it lead to a change in the NFL being allowed to investigate, issue punishment and hear the appeals of their rulings?
The NFL contends that is its right specified in the collective bargaining agreement, but the NFL Players Association has attempted to have its appeals in player discipline heard by a neutral third party. To date, those attempts haven’t undone the NFL’s process, but the relationship between Kraft and Goodell might at least help foster a discussion on the topic.