I hate it when Bill Belichick is right. At least I do sometimes. He was right about making Josh McDaniels an offensive coordinator and now the St. Louis Rams are banking on Belichick's assessment. But that's not what I'm talking about in the scope of this post. In an interview with Boston sports talk radio, the hooded one spoke with disdain for the extra point, suggesting that the NFL either change it or get rid of it.
The point of the extra point is lost on Belichick, and it will be on you too after reading this. Here's what the President of the Cut-off Sweatshirt Society of North America had to say:
Philosophically, plays that are non-plays shouldn't be in the game. I don't think it is good for the game. Extra points, when you're up to the 99 percent range in extra points it's not a play. Let's move the ball back to the 15-20 yard line and not make it a tap in. Make them kick it. Same thing with the kickoff return, if you're just going to put the ball on the 20, put the ball on the 20.
Makes sense when hear it that way, huh? He does overlook the importance of the PAT for fantasy football. Anyone that has ever squeaked out a one point win understands.
Changing that rule would definitely add a new wrinkle to the game, but don't hold your breath on owners making any such change. The idea of making teams run an actual play for the PAT is a far more exciting possibility. What would you do with the PAT?