According to NFL Insider, changes are coming with respect to NFL goalposts. But they may only be temporary. Glazer reports that the NFL will actually change the width of the uprights during this year's Pro Bowl to make kicks more difficult.
Reported on @NFLonFOX that NFL will experiment by narrowing width of goalpost from 18.6 ft to 14 at Pro Bowl. Been same width since 1920!!!— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 14, 2014
This year FGs inside 40 have been 93%. League wants to see if making it harder could make 4th down decisions more exciting— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 14, 2014
experimenting w it at Pro Bowl, which is right place to try something. Doesn't mean they will change. But pretty amazing bc same since 1920— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 14, 2014
The NFL already made a change to the goalposts this season by increasing their height by five feet. Of course, that move was made in order to make it easier for officials to determine whether or not a kick is good, and not to increase the difficulty.
It will be interesting to see if any long changes ever emerge. The NFL tinkered with long extra attempts in the preseason.
Something to keep an eye on. If kicks do indeed get harder, it's good for the Eagles that they have a promising young kicker in Cody Parkey.