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Top NFL clutch kicker disagrees with extra-point proposals

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The best clutch kicker in the history of the NFL is arguably Adam Vinatieri, and the today he aired his views on the controversial plans to change the extra point.

As it stands the extra point is taken from the 19-yard line and last season there was a successful conversion rate of 99.6 percent, with only five kicks missed from 1,267 attempts.

Vinatieri is a player that is completely against the proposed move that would see all field goals moved to the 25-yard-line, which would mean a 43-yard attempt after every touchdown.

The four-time Super Bowl winner is not against the move because of difficulties for kickers. His opinion comes from the player safety point of view.

"I don't understand the logic. Will it make the game safer for people by moving the extra point back to a 43-yarder?

"If anything, players are going to rush harder because they're thinking, 'That far of a field goal-type try, we have to go after blocking it more,' " Vinatieri told USA Today.

"If you want to talk about potential risk, more guys get injured on a field goal than an extra point. It definitely change the game. For the better? I'm not sure."

The NFL are interested in acting on changing something about the game that is not unpredictable, which they have to be commended for.

It's not in the league's nature to simply let things fester, and that is what the extra-point is doing in American Football.

Whether you like the ideas or not, letting such a boring and predictable part of the game stay is dangerous because it's not in the nature of the NFL to be predictable.

We'll see what happens as the summer progresses, but it seems that Vinatieri's mind won't change.

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