That portly fellow on the sidelines coaching your precious pro football team? The one whose salary you're so fond of screaming you're paying with your hard-earned ticket money? Turns out he might really have no idea what he's doing in a given extra-point situation. And he's got company:â†µ
[T]he 2-point conversion continues to confound coaches who often choose the wrong time — and the wrong play — to try for 2.â†µ
One problem: coaches cannot seem to decide if passing or running is a better option for those 2 yards. According to Football Outsiders, 73.6 percent of 2-point tries this season were by pass, even though their success rate was only 41 percent. The run was successful 57.1 percent of the time.
Now imagine that instead of the relatively staid men steering the good ship NFL, the pro ranks were populated with the kind of personalities found in the college game. (Yes, it's time again for me to plead for Jerry Jones to hire Les Miles away from LSU. With just a little genuine crazy in the mix, this situation could go powderkeg, fast.)