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Josh Brown likes new extra point rule
Last season, kickers made the point after attempt more than 99 percent of the time. Entering this year, though, the rule has been changed, and now coaches must decide if they want to trot their kickers out for a 33-yard PAT, or attempt a 2-point conversion from the 2-yard line. Giants kicker Josh Brown, now entering his 13th season in the NFL, is a fan of the rule change.
"I think it brings a little bit more drama to the play and the opportunity," Brown said. "I think the PAT was so automatic, it almost became something that could have been obsolete. So doing something like this is an opportunity to add value to our job and to kickers, regardless of age... I think it's a good thing. I think ultimately it's going to make that play more something that can determine games."
During the preseason, kickers have not been affected much by the rule change. They have made a shade under 96 percent of their PATs, with Brown making the only one he attempted against the Bengals last week. Despite having no competition at kicker after the Giants cut Chris Boswell, Brown is focused on only his game and not those of his peers.
"I just know if mine go through," Brown said. "That's just the mentality I've taken."
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