Remember when the extra point was proposed it was Bill Belichick who wanted it to be moved back. It was Bill Belichick who hoped it would be a better option, because it could benefit them.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick wanted the extra point to be harder for many, many years. This past year, owners ended up agreeing with him, and move it from a 19-yard kick to a 32-yarder. One person who thought it was a bad team was Bill Polian. Polian actually said he thought it was a bad decision for northern teams, but did predict something.
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Polian said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via CSN New England. “The reason they proposed it is obvious. In January, December and even late November, in Northern [climates], Foxboro, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh — well-documented of course in Pittsburgh at the open end of the stadium how difficult it is to kick field goals — the team from the Northern [climates] that plays and practices in the harsher weather, the old Meadowlands being a prime example of that, has a decided advantage. [The Patriots] wouldn’t have proposed it if they didn’t think it wouldn’t help them.”
“I worry about an AFC or NFC Championship being decided on a missed field goal or a missed extra point from 32 yards in snow, on ice, in January,” Polian said. “I think that’s a miscarriage of justice, if you will. I would’ve much preferred to see it stay where it was because I didn’t see anything wrong with it.”
This makes you wonder, if Karma is real…