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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger wants to go for two every time

The Pittsburgh Steelers led the NFL in two-point conversion attempts last year, the first with the new rules that moved the extra point back. If Ben Roethlisberger has it way, the Steelers will lead the league again as he wants the Steelers to go for two after every touchdown.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told reporters before the start of Tuesday's minicamp that he wants the Steelers' offense to attempt a 2-point conversion after every touchdown in 2016.

"Why not?" Roethlisberger said. "Put it in our hands. I want the ball. Any player would relish that opportunity."

I am really fascinated by this. You would think some team out there would already be doing this. The Steelers converted 8-of-11 two point attempts last year. Assuming Roethlisberger doesn't miss time this year, I suspect they'll go for it more often.

There is some math on whether you should go for it or not but if you have a good quarterback and a sure-handed receiver or tight end, I say give it a shot. In theory, Travis Kelce (6'6) and Demetrius Harris (6'7) should be great targets. But I also know that once you get into the red zone, things tighten up and it's not quite that easy. Some plays with Alex Smith running the ball also seems intriguing but again the field is smaller in the red zone. I'm not sure how successful that would be.

Should the Chiefs go for two more often? Or stick to what they've been doing?