Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots' Proposal To Extend Goal-Posts Officially Passes

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of the goal posts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High before the NFL game between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As reported yesterday by Judy Battista, the Patriots proposal to extend the goal-posts by five feet has passed.

The Pats had three other proposals, but none of them passed. Cameras being placed on all the boundary lines was tabled, and moving the line of scrimmage for the extra point back to the 25 yard line was also tabled. And finally, the only one that was rejected was the one that would allow coaches to challenge all plays save for scores.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer did report that the NFL will experiment with longer extra points, by placing them at the 20 yard line in weeks one and two of the preseason.

Overall, the Pats didn’t get everything they wanted, but in my opinion, they got the most important thing on their list. Having the goal-posts too short cost them a win back in 2012, and I am sure that played a big role in them pushing for this change.

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