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Murphy believes 2015 extra point change will become permanent

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The longer extra point may be here to stay, at least until 24 owners decide to get rid of it.

The rule putting the one-point try at the 15 yard line, adopted on a one-year basis in 2015, could become permanent in 2016. Packers CEO Mark Murphy thinks it will.

“Last year’s change was only for one year, so the rule will be voted on again this year,” Murphy said in a monthly mailbag column at the team’s official website. “I anticipate that it will become permanent.”

To become permanent, the rule once again will require 24 votes, which means that it will take only nine votes to end it. But there’s currently no buzz suggesting that at least nine teams want to abandon an adjustment the dropped the one-point conversion rate from 99.4 percent to 94 percent. That makes the play more exciting — especially since it also creates an inducement to go for two.

“I was a little surprised that more teams did not go for two points with the new rule,” Murphy writes.

The Packers tried it six times last year, on 42 touchdowns. They were second in the league, behind only the Steelers, who went for two 11 times.

Some may view Murphy’s remark as a passive-aggressive lamentation of coach Mike McCarthy’s decision not to go for two after a pair of Hail Marys in Arizona put the Packers one point behind the Cardinals with no time left in a divisional-round classic. The Packers instead played it safe, the Cardinals won the toss (twice), and they drove the ball right down the field for the winning touchdown.

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37 Responses to “Murphy believes 2015 extra point change will become permanent”
  1. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 12:26 PM

    Well, if Packers CEO Howdy Doody thinks it will, then it will.

  2. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 12:29 PM

    How about the fake face mask penalty rule? Should more teams cheat and use that one?

  3. mjs2012 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:38 PM

    That is not even close to a passive aggressive comment. Way to look for a story that’s not there.

  4. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 12:38 PM

    “…and they drove the ball right down the field for the winning touchdown.”

    Man, that still hurts. Bad. Really, really bad.

  5. The Almighty Cabbage says: Mar 5, 2016 12:40 PM

    I hope so. The change accomplished everything they, and we, hoped it would.

  6. rainsarge says: Mar 5, 2016 12:42 PM

    Will Packer whining after losing close game be permanent?

  7. cheeseisfattening says: Mar 5, 2016 12:47 PM

    Only when you play the Packers do you have to win the coin toss twice.

    And even then the Packer players will feel they were cheated because of the selfentitlted attitude they get from their fans and cry about it in the media.

  8. ispeakthetruthraiders says: Mar 5, 2016 12:48 PM

    The packers don’t regret not going for two.. this author needs to let that go.. As long as they have Rodgers upright then they will continue to have a good chance at a championship.. let it go let it go let it go!

  9. whatjusthapped says: Mar 5, 2016 1:01 PM

    Bad news for the Vikings. The extra point attempt is a 33 yard try. I mean if Blair can’t hit from 27 yards, what’s he going to do at 33 yards? I mean, besides missing it?

    It almost seems like the Vikings are thinking up new ways to blow a playoff game; 12 men in the huddle, having a FG kicker miss his only attempt all year (Anderson) as well as letting a Dallas WR push you in the back to clear the way to catching a TD pass. You can’t set the record for playoff losses without getting creative.

  10. f1restarter says: Mar 5, 2016 1:01 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:

    Man, that still hurts. Bad. Really, really bad.

    ——————————————

    As bad as this?

    “…And it’s no good!!!!! Wide left!!!!!”

  11. cheeseisfattening says: Mar 5, 2016 1:03 PM

    I thought the infighting on the Packers was just between TT and big Mike. Now we should see here it is also between MM and big Mike. The atmosphere in that clubhouse is starting to smell a lot like stinky cheese.

  12. abninf says: Mar 5, 2016 1:13 PM

    “Some may view Murphy’s remark as a passive-aggressive lamentation of coach Mike McCarthy’s decision not to go for two……….”
    ====================================

    Some as in…. just you. Stop trying to create drama.

  13. tjacks7 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:19 PM

    I’m just glad my team wasn’t so poorly mismanaged and coached that they squandered 27 years of hall of fame quarterbacking. On the bright side, in about 3-5 more years, the suffering of being perennial pretenders will be over.

  14. gbbvan says: Mar 5, 2016 1:24 PM

    …MM and big Mike ? ? ?

  15. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 1:31 PM

    Did Mark mention how sad he was to hear of the passing of Rosemary Hinkfuss?

    Hinkfuss. Only in Green Bay.

  16. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 2:00 PM

    As a Packer fan and Wisconsin’s Favorite Son, of course our loss to Arizona hurt more.

    But I had been glad to see that we wouldn’t have to lose to the Vikings again if we had to play them later in the playoffs. It was clear they had become better than us by season’s end, especially after beating us for the division title in that last game, after we all crowed how we were going to teach them upstarts a lesson, and then they completed the division sweep in our home stadium and made us all realize what second place losers and pretenders we really were. That really, really hurt, too.

    And then we went out and had to play a good team, and choked again. Yeah, the Arizona game. That was the worst. Again. Now I hate Larry the Minnesotan. And Clay. And our whole defense.

    How about you?

  17. irishgary says: Mar 5, 2016 2:21 PM

    @ Jeffrey

    Dude you have some major issues. 4 post on a non packet article. Get some counselling

  18. guachosporlife says: Mar 5, 2016 2:23 PM

    Gostkowski wants it moved to the original place.

  19. blairwalshisthenewrayfinkle says: Mar 5, 2016 2:26 PM

    You’re such a tool 👆

  20. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 5, 2016 2:27 PM

    This distance is horribly unfair to Blair Walsh and the hapless and tasteless Vikings.

  21. pkrlvr says: Mar 5, 2016 2:34 PM

    Wow Dahmer, how many posts are you going to make on this packer story. You need some serious help….or a girlfriend.

    20 comments so far, 50% from queenies. So desperate and sad they are.

  22. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 5, 2016 2:51 PM

    Blair Wash from the 17 to win, the snap, the kick,
    and it’s ……………………… NO GOOD !!!
    VIKINGS LOOOOOOOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think they call that ONE AND DONE !

  23. shaggytoodle says: Mar 5, 2016 3:04 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Mar 5, 2016 2:34 PM
    Wow Dahmer, how many posts are you going to make on this packer story.
    ___________

    The saddest thing is it isn’t even a Packer story… it’s just a comment from a guy that He’s probably never heard of until today.

    It just happened to be in the Packers folder he clicks every half hour.

  24. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 5, 2016 3:11 PM

    I am sorry to see that some of my fellow Packers friends are jealous and envious of my dedication to my beloved Packers, but after all, I am Wisconsin’s Favorite Son for a reason. Maybe if some of you shared my humanity you would understand.

  25. stellarperformance says: Mar 5, 2016 4:12 PM

    The division title is the holy grail for Viking fans, and they can only lord it over the Packers because nobody anywhere else cares in the least. In consideration of the utter and complete division dominance the Packers have enjoyed in recent years, it’s entirely understandable why they’ve given up on SuperBowl aspirations and have settled for the division crown as their defining achievement.

    I don’t think I’m wrong. It’s all they talk about. It doesn’t appear to matter that the predictable ineptitude of the Vikings in the postseason only adds to their seemingly unbreakable record for the most postseason losses in history of the NFL. It doesn’t matter. For one year they can honestly claim they bested the Packers, even if it promises to be short lived……until the Packers are at full strength.

    “All Hail the Vikings……until next year.”

    It kinda feels like giving a guy a cigarette before he faces a firing squad, doesn’t it?

  26. stellarperformance says: Mar 5, 2016 4:38 PM

    The decision to keep the longer extra point must really put the pressure on Blair Walsh.

  27. stellarperformance says: Mar 5, 2016 4:42 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Mar 5, 2016 3:11 PM
    I am sorry to see that some of my fellow Packers friends……..blah, blah, blah.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    You’re still not original, you’re still not clever, you’re still not funny. You’re in desperate need of attention…….ever since your mom took off with that Packer fan that lived next door.

  28. northernpackfan says: Mar 5, 2016 4:48 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 1:19 PM

    I’m just glad my team wasn’t so poorly mismanaged and coached that they squandered 27 years of hall of fame quarterbacking. On the bright side, in about 3-5 more years, the suffering of being perennial pretenders will be over.
    ——————————————————–
    I have trouble understanding why you would prefer to be a fan of a team that has been “so poorly mismanaged” that they haven’t ever won a Super Bowl, or that they have only won 3 playoff games since Favre was traded to the Packers 24 seasons ago, or that has had 21 quarterbacks start games for them over the past two and a half decades.

    But hey, I can see why you wouldn’t want to cheer for a team that has only gone to the playoffs 5 more times than the Vikings, but have two more Super Bowls.

    Seriously, winning an argument with some of the people who post on here is just too easy.

  29. finchy74 says: Mar 5, 2016 6:23 PM

    I predict that Murphy’s appearance resembling that of a gap-toothed yokel (oddly appropriate considering the fanbase he works for) will be “permanent”.

  30. zeke2517 says: Mar 5, 2016 7:07 PM

    “The longer extra point may be here to stay, at least until 24 owners decide to get rid of it…

    To become permanent, the rule once again will require 24 votes, which means that it will take only nine votes to end it.”

    Does not compute.

  31. stellarperformance says: Mar 5, 2016 7:11 PM

    finchy74 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 6:23 PM
    I predict that Murphy’s appearance resembling that of a gap-toothed yokel (oddly appropriate considering the fanbase he works for) will be “permanent”.
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  32. tonebones says: Mar 5, 2016 8:29 PM

    It’s the dumbest rule in history. I’d rather see the football players determine the outcome of the games, not the kickers. New England would have been in the super bowl if it wasn’t for this stupid rule.

  33. bobsnygiants says: Mar 6, 2016 9:15 AM

    I think Howdy Doody should drop that rule

  34. reapshavoc says: Mar 6, 2016 9:03 PM

    I don’t know if you packer fans forgot but wasn’t it just the other year where mason shanksby couldn’t make a field goal to save his life? I really can’t wait to see you all eat your words this coming up year. Pretty sure we kept pace with almost every playoff team we played in the regular season. If I remember what did Rodgers throw for against the Broncos??? Oh that’s right 77 yard and got blown out. You have what a mediocre defense and Rodgers showed he can’t win without his top target. He struggled all year. This year is gonna be great. I can’t wait to see our defense making Rodgers run for his life.
    Let’s go vikes!!!!!!

  35. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 6, 2016 10:15 PM

    Translation: We’re going to put all our efforts on trying to change the OT rules, not some silly x-point rule.

  36. ariani1985 says: Mar 7, 2016 10:18 AM

    Remember that I have as many OT wins as little erin Rogers! let that sink in!

  37. stellarperformance says: Mar 7, 2016 5:35 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 7, 2016 10:18 AM
    Remember that I have as many OT wins as little erin Rogers! let that sink in!
    /////////////////////////////////

    Yeah? How old is she?

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