First, if you haven't heard, the NFL has begun debating the worth of extra points. Commissioner
In an interview with the Star-Ledger of New Jersey, Folk was adamant about keeping the kicking game intact. "It's been a part of the game for so long," he said earlier this week. "And I think that it would be a disservice to take it away."
Folk, who has never missed a point-after attempt in 269 kicks during his seven seasons with the Jets and
With those narrower uprights, Folk says, field-goal attempts that split the new width could be worth four points. If the ball hits the new uprights but doesn't go through, the kick would still be worth three points.
But he wasn't done, because there's the always-exciting proposition of the 50-plus-yard kick. A field goal of that distance that went through the narrower uprights could be worth FIVE points.
"As a kicker, it's the best thing you could do," Folk said. "You could kick a 50-yarder if you're down by five at the end of the game and tie it, if you're accurate enough with it. You're rewarding accuracy."
Come to think of it, Folk's last idea might be an attempt to kill the Hail Mary pass.