Originally written June 09, 2014 on AFC East Daily:
BY DAN BEGNOCHESince its institution, the extra point has been mainly a formality, a chip shot seldom missed by kickers and a play that rarely brings much excitement.Though major efforts to reform the lackluster rule were largely quashed during NFL owners’ meetings this offseason, a two-week experiment during the preseason this year will be the first test as to whether a permanent change could be beneficial to the game.The extra point distance will be moved back 18 yards for the first two games this summer, a trial that will hopefully spark further conversation about the issue.Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is all for the tweak and can’t wait to see how the trial goes."Anytime you have a new addition to the game and you try to make it more fun the fans, it’s a good thing," the sophomore kicker recently told Andrew Abramson of The Palm Beach Post. "It’ll be good to see if it’s something fans want or they don’t want. At the end of the day, it’s what they care about...
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