Phil Dawson chimes in on NFL extra point debate
Jan 22, 2014 at 7:00p ET
Phil Dawson may just be winning Twitter.
Eliminate PATs? Success rate too high? QBs better be careful. The forward pass is becoming increasingly efficient. # penalize progress— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) January 21, 2014
One of the potential ideas, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, is an automatic seven points for a touchdown unless a coach decides to try a run or pass play for an eighth point. A failed conversion on that play would result in six points.
Dawson offered a couple of tongue-in-cheek suggestions via Twitter.
My PAT recommendation : place a clown's mouth & a swirling windmill in front of goal posts. :)— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) January 21, 2014
Kickers across the NFL missed only five total extra points during the 2013 season. Dawson has been perfect on extra points for the last four seasons.
After kicking the Niners past the Packers on Wild Card Weekend, Dawson reached out to Cleveland, thanking fans for their "continued love."