Hi, this is Sean Hobson, for Expert Village.
What we’re talking about now is the appropriate way to kick the ball on an extra point versus
a field goal. There’s not a lot of difference in the kick. In fact, if you approach each
extra point like it is a field goal you’ll be a little more accurate. You don’t want
to take it too lightly and think you’ll get the ball up and it will just go through because
we’re not kicking it from that far away. But, there are a couple of differences to the way
you kick it. When you approach the ball and get ready to kick it for an extra point you
want to have a nice fluid motion. You want to approach the ball; you want to come through
it and kick the ball nice and easy and keep good balance. Make sure you get the ball through.
If you back it up for a field goal at a longer range, you want to come through with a little
more explosion on your kick and you’ll have a little skip at the end of your kick. I think
you’ll see more when we show it. This is just a regular extra point attempt. You’ll see
a nice fluid movement on the kick (video demo). When he kicks it, it’s nice and easy and he
comes on through it. If we move the tee back and we have to kick from a long range, he
has to put a little more on the kick whenever we get ready to kick the ball. He wants to
make sure to not kick it too hard because if he really comes up and tries to kick it
hard he’ll end up pulling it off to one side or the other and he’ll get a bad spin on the
ball. But, he does want to put a little more explosion in it and at the end of the kick
you’ll see a little bunny hop as he comes on through with the explosion on the kick.
This is what it looks like at full speed (video demo). You can see that time he tried to put
a little more on it but it was very close to the first kick. You don’t want to alter
things a whole lot, you just want to have a little more explosion through the ball but
not too much over kick to pull it to one side or the other.