New OT modifications for playoffs

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    New OT modifications for playoffs

    Owners just voted to change the overtime rules, but only in the playoffs.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/03/23/overtime/index.html?eref=BrkNews

    What do you all think of the change?

    I'm glad a change was made, but I think it should be for the entire year instead of only for the playoffs.
     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    I don't like the idea of having two different sets of rules for the regular season and the playoffs.

    This is really going to confuse Donovan McNab.
     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    I think the most interesting thing is that the article said the coaches were "overwhelmingly" against the change.


    It is funny that they point to the Saints/Vikes game as the "catalyst" for the change when in these same play-offs we had the Cards score a defensive TD to beat GB who had won the toss.  2 years ago GB won the OT toss and Favre was picked off and the Giants won.  I find the 59% to be an underwhelming stat.

    It is essentially a game to 6, which I have thought for a while was the best idea I had heard proposed.  The college system of short fields and multiple possessions has no place in the NFL.

     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    In Response to Re: New OT modifications for playoffs:
    p-mike, is that a quote from Ben Rapistburger you close with?
    Posted by Sam-Adams


    It's a sentiment that perhaps Roethlisberger should have considered during his recent alleged exploits -- but actually it's what Mark Henderson, a work-release inmate, said when asked about the potential consequences of plowing a clean spot on the field for Jon Smith to kick a field goal from in an eventual 3-0 Pats victory over the Dolphins in 1982.

    Are there Pats fans who don't know this story?

    Or are you just having a little fun?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1106238/index.htm






     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    If memory serves me right didn't Indy lose a Playoff game a few years ago to an overtime FG?

    If so this is just another example of Napolian changing the rules to aid his team.
     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    In Response to Re: New OT modifications for playoffs:
    I like it. At least they're moving in the right direction. My girlfriend actually just brought up a good point when I told her. What happens if they both get FG's on their opening possession? Do they flip a coin again or just have the first coin toss winner assume first possession? 
    Posted by Sam-Adams

    It is basically the same structure as any half - the ball is kicked off to the team that gave up the points. 

    The only thing that actually changes in how the game is played is that the OT kicking team gets a shot at winning if the receiving team only scores an FG.


     
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    Re: New OT modifications for playoffs

    In Response to Re: New OT modifications for playoffs:
    I think the most interesting thing is that the article said the coaches were "overwhelmingly" against the change. It is funny that they point to the Saints/Vikes game as the "catalyst" for the change when in these same play-offs we had the Cards score a defensive TD to beat GB who had won the toss.  2 years ago GB won the OT toss and Favre was picked off and the Giants won.  I find the 59% to be an underwhelming stat. It is essentially a game to 6, which I have thought for a while was the best idea I had heard proposed.  The college system of short fields and multiple possessions has no place in the NFL.
    Posted by mynameisAugustWest


    I think a game to 6 would work best as well. I also think it should count for both regular season and post season.
     
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