How is it that Hamilton had 2 offsides on extra points which resulted in 5 yards being assessed on the kickoff while Toronto had a running into the kicker call on an extra point and no penalty yards were assessed on the kickoff? It was declined? It seems to me that if this is the case, you may as well try to take out the kicker on every extra point.
theres a difference between running into the kicker and trying to take him out
Not sure why, but defensive offside is treated differently that other minor penalties.
[b][u]RULE 8 – APPLICATION OF PENALTIES[/u] SECTION 5 – FOUL ON CONVERT Article 1[/b] For the purposes of this article, a convert attempt shall be deemed to commence when the Referee declares the ball in play and to conclude when the play is terminated or Team B gains possession. If a foul is committed during such convert attempt, the following shall apply: (a) If either team commits a foul (except a Major Foul or Defensive Offside) prior to the ball being snapped or during a convert attempt, the non-offending team may elect to have the penalty applied from PLS or accept the play as it terminated, (b) If the foul is a Major Foul or Defensive Offside, the non-offending team may elect to have the penalty applied from PLS or accept the play as it terminated and apply the penalty on the subsequent kickoff,
probably to prevent trying to time each snap and nailing a guy in an attempt to block the XP. If you do it every time and it gets declined every time, who cares? then the one time you execute it (or a ref misses it) you block the point.