When the NFL increased the difficulty of the extra point this week by shifting it to the 15-yard line, the rule change was met with approval by Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
"The effort to move the line of scrimmage back on the point after touchdown, to me, is a good thing," Harbaugh said Thursday after his keynote speech at Stevenson University's graduation. "I think it's a positive thing. We're for it. We were fine with it the other way. I know Justin Tucker was kind of like saying stuff about it.
"But I think he realizes that it's going to give the better kickers an opportunity to shine a little bit. So, move it back and make it a little bit tougher. Make it more of a challenge, make that point mean more."
There were only two missed field goals from 33 yards last season, the equivalent distance of the revised extra point. During the NFL's preseason experiment last season when extra points were snapped from the 15-yard line, kickers converted 94.3 percent of their kicks.
Last year, NFL kickers connected on over 99 percent of their kicks with the football snapped from the 2-yard line. And Tucker has never missed any of his 110 extra-point attempts in three NFL seasons with the Ravens.
Although the competition committee proposal left the two-point conversion try at the 2-yard line, Harbaugh anticipates an uptick in two-point conversion attempts.
"It is going to encourage more two-point conversion tries," Harbaugh said. "There's no question about it, especially in windy stadiums. Maybe later in the year when it means the most will probably see the most attempts.
"I know one thing, we're going to spend more time defending two-point conversions and practicing two-point conversions because it's going to be a bigger part of the game."
Harbaugh is still seeking more information on how penalties will be spotted in terms of distance on extra points.
"I'm really interested in finding out more of the specifics -- penalties, what if we jump offsides, what if they jump offsides," Harbaugh said. "I can't wait to see the details."