Recently at the owners meetings, the National Football League changed the rules to the point after touchdowns. Now, instead of snapping the ball at the two-yard line no matter if going for one or two points, the one point PAT kicks will be snapped at the 15-yard line. If a team wants to go for two points, the ball will still be placed at the two-yard line.
It’s yet to be seen how this rule change will affect teams, but the expectation is that more two-point conversion plays will be attempted. Which could lead to some creative formations as teams try to gain an edge.
For years the Cincinnati Bengals have occasionally put Domata Peko, DL, Bengals, into offensive plays at fullback. Using the 322 pounder as a lead blocker has been an effective strategy to convert short yardage plays. See this play from the 2010 season when Peko was able to get off the line and block Troy Polamalu, S, Steelers at the goal line:Read More