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Old 07-12-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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'Going for 2' not as clear cut as it seems, Sean Payton says on radio

A conventional thought when the NFL moved the extra-point kicking distance back to 33 yards for the 2015 season was that teams would go for two more often.

In some ways, that proved true.

The 93 two-point tries in 2015, according to Pro Football Reference, were a stark increase from the 58 attempts in 2014. Clearly, the longer kicking distance made the chance to put two points on the scoreboard a tad more alluring.

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LMAO let Drew make the call. no need for a kicker at all. he will always go for it.
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We need to get better in the red zone.
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Lets always go for two.
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I don't see an advantage going for to all the time or even more often.

Just don't put yourself in a position to need a 2 point conversion and the conversation is mute.
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some team will start the trend and then everyone will copy them
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How about getting a reliable kicker and letting Payton stay out of his head.
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Re: 'Going for 2' not as clear cut as it seems, Sean Payton says on radio

With the K's we have in camp, going for 1 isn't as clear cut as it seems
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Re: 'Going for 2' not as clear cut as it seems, Sean Payton says on radio

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The 93 two-point tries in 2015, according to Pro Football Reference, were a stark increase from the 58 attempts in 2014.

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That is not really a stark increase, and could be just as reflective of team's situation as it is the risk of missing the longer kick.

Consider 93 - 58 = 35, and divide 35 by 32 teams. So teams tried 1 more 2pt conversion each, for the entire season.

My guess is that teams tried it more after already missing a kick earlier in the game.
Side note- there were only 40 successful conversions, 8 by Pittsburgh and 4 by Green Bay
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I'm pretty sure we went for 2 after every TD last preseason, I can also remember it not going well at all!
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