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Jeff Fisher tosses cold water on idea of moving PAT

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As the co-chairman of the NFL's Competition Committee, the opinion of Rams coach Jeff Fisher on potential rule changes is noteworthy.

When it comes to the possibility of the league moving the extra point back permanently, Fisher doesn't seem thrilled.

"Personally I don't want to kick a 19-yard field goal to win a game, and then miss a 35-yard extra point in Green Bay when it's 20 degrees, to lose a game," Fisher told The MMQB.com's Peter King. "So that's my position. I think it would be too drastic of a change, me personally."

The NFL has been tinkering with kicks, trying to make them more difficult for those paid to boot the ball for a living. Last preseason the NFL experimented with the longer extra point, but the half measure didn't dramatically change the difficulty. During this season's Pro Bowl the posts were made narrower, which in the minute sample size had a more drastic effect on kicks.

Given Fisher's reticence on the change, we'd expect a lot more tinkering done during the preseason before any permanent regular-season rule is changed.

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