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Chris Kluwe: NFL's latest rule change is no big deal for kickers

Chris Kluwe: NFL's latest rule change is no big deal for kickers

The National Football League introduced a rules change this week that has folks all aflutter, mainly because it's the off-season and people can talk about Deflategate or, if you prefer, Ballghazi, only so long. As a former player in the NFL, I've been recruited to offer some guidance. The change in question moves the extra-point attempt — which occurs right after a touchdown — from the two-yard line to the 15-yard line. Two-point conversion attempts will stay at the two-yard line. What does that mean? Not a whole lot. NFL muckety-mucks changed up the extra point rules mainly because they felt the play was too automatic and didn't add anything to the viewing...

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