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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    "V" wrote:
    The #1 priority for an NFL overtime game is to get the game over with. These grown men are in the middle of long seasons and are pretty much exhausted by the time overtime comes around. Personally, I think that they should just call the game a tie at the end of regulation.

    The college style? More fair but FAR from perfect. STs are excluded and the teams start in FG range.
    This is a really good point and probably the main reason not to have a complete (15 minute) overtime period in the regular season.
    I wonder if the players union would get worked up if it were proposed?
    If there are about 10-15 overtime games each year, you're probably adding something like 10 minutes to each teams total playing time.
    That's tiny, but if players are more likely to get injured late in the game (I don't know if they are, but it seems reasonable) does that make it even more of an issue?
    I think it does.

    But the playoffs are still an issue.

    "faninphx" wrote:
    I admit it is kind of a bummer when your team loses and the offense never gets a chance to get on the field.
    I do think that the current overtime rules are a bit unfair but that doesn't mean it needs to be changed.
    I think college OT's are just plain goofy and I pray to God we never adopt them.
    The other solutions (no fg's/playing 15 mins) just seem to open up a can of worms in my opinion and then you'll have a new set of valid complaints.

    To me this is not an argument worth having.
    Sort of like whether the NCAA should adopt a playoff system. You just have to accept that the current system has a few fundamental flaws but changing them will not improve the situation.
    I kind of agree with this.
    I hardly feel bad for a team that loses without touching the ball in OT.
    And I don't like the college system.

    But I do think there has to be a better solution.
    And rules get changed all the time, why not talk about it.
    And if they come up with something that works better than current system, why not change it?
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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

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    The NFL has been doing what they can to increase scoring, because it's more exciting.
    i.e. don't breath to hard on the QB.
    Thus, with a system that caters to offenses will always benefit the team that wins the coin toss.

    Currently teams with high powered offenses use their offense as their defense by getting leads and forcing the other team to be one dimensional.
    Works very well on teams with better rushing than passing games.
    Cardinals are a good example because all of their losses they were less than one score at half time.
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    When you're last years Saints or the Cardinals, you're pretty much screwed in OT. You shouldn't be punished in overtime because of the way your team is build, but that's exactly what's happening now, by having a sudden death system.

    I think that both teams should at least get one more possesion. This'd be fair to me.

    First possesion - If they score, the other team gets one drive to score. If that team then fails to score, they lose. If they score, you still go to sudden death. I know, it won't fix everything in those shootouts, but it's a lot more fair than it is now.

    If the first team loses possesion, sudden death just starts, as they've had their chance.

    I think it's been proposed tons of times. I know that you don't want your players out there any longer than they should, but for the sake of fairness, can't they play those couple of extra minutes?

    And if they really don't want to go with that, just go with ties. I'd be happier with ties than this OT system.
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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    "Overlord" wrote:
    Anybody else have any thoughts?
    Are you okay with the current system?
    Have any comments on how stupid one of these other ideas would be?
    Or have a great idea of your own?
    Last time I checked, NFL teams have both an OFFENSE and a DEFENSE.
    Pretty sure it's the job of the DEFENSE to stop the other team's OFFENSE.
    Can't do that, you don't deserve to win.

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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    I believe I heard some stat somewhere, the team that receives the ball first in OT only wins 49% of the time.
    I'll try and find where I got that from.

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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    an interesting article here:

    Overtime Doesn't Need 2 Posessions

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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    an interesting article here:

    Overtime Doesn't Need 2 Posessions
    It was interesting, thanks.......

    Gotta give props to V.
    I think he hit the nail on the head with this one.....


    The #1 priority for an NFL overtime game is to get the game over with. These grown men are in the middle of long seasons and are pretty much exhausted by the time overtime comes around.
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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    Use the college system or give the coin-toss-losing team a chance also.
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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    I say they play Rock-paper-scissors for the ball, anything other than pure chance.
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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    "Suick" wrote:
    Use the college system or give the coin-toss-losing team a chance also.
    So, if we went to a college system, and some of the all-time records start getting shattered because QB's are throwing 8 or 9 td's a game, then what?

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    Re: Should Overtime Rules Be Changed?

    The team that wins the toss wins the game 61% of the time, so people want to eliminate the toss?

    The team that plays at home wins the game 59% of the time this year. Do people want to play all games at neutral sites?
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