Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Carpenter: Extra-point change a step in wrong direction

Tuesday, the NFL announced changes to its extra-point play, moving the kick back to the 15-yard line.

A day later, Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter, among others, was already voicing his displeasure.

The 29-year-old spoke out on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday about the changes, saying the amendment allowing defensive points to be scored on the play is counterproductive to the league's recent safety measures.

"Being on-field goal protection is probably the worst job in football," he said via Mike Rodak of "I know that and all my linemen know that. Well now they just went from a play that there weren't too many collisions to a play now where not only is the defense coming to take that one point off, but also to add a chance to add two more to their score.

"For a sport that was trying to cut back on collisions, I think that you're probably just going to add a few more on those situations."

For reactions from other kickers around the league, click here.

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