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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by gumbeau It doesn't get simpler or more exciting than SUDDEN DEATH. To me it does....

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #21
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It doesn't get simpler or more exciting than SUDDEN DEATH.

To me it does.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:00 AM   #22
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I'd rather overtime be mud wrestling between opposing cheer squads than both sides get a turn.

Can we get that commercial free in overtime?
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:18 AM   #23
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"The NFL has had 325 overtime games since the rule was adopted in 1974.

The results:
Both teams have had possession 235 times (72.3%).
The team that has won the toss has won 169 times (52.0%).
The team that has lost the toss has won 141 times (43.4%).
223 games were decided by a field goal (68.6%).
86 games were decided by a TD (26.5%).
One game was decided by a safety (0.3%).
There have been 15 ties (4.6%)."

Exact quote from USA Today, 52%-43%. Seems close enough to me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Leave it as it is. The team that loses the coin toss just needs to step up their defense. This game does have TWO sides of the ball.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:34 AM   #24
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Actually, I kind of like the proposed NFL overtime rule. Even if there may be no stats to back up their belief, a lot of people, especially losing team fans, believe that losing a coin toss has denied them a fair chance in overtime. So, what the heck. Let's give them a pacifier if they need one. Who knows, our Saints just might profit from this some day.

I don't really care why the NFL brass are proposing a new ruling. If it is to sooth the whiners, who cares? The tears and sour grapes of ESPN and some Vikings enthusiasts in no way detract from the reality that the SAINTS are the 2010 NFL CHAMPS. No amount of whining or crying foul will change or diminish that fact. We're Number One.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:35 AM   #25
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Re: New OT Rule

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Exact quote from USA Today, 52%-43%. Seems close enough to me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Leave it as it is. The team that loses the coin toss just needs to step up their defense. This game does have TWO sides of the ball.
I have to agree with this. There is no perfect system, especially the college system.

Another idea I have heard is just letting regular season games end in a tie at the end of the 4th Q. Then let OT be used for only playoff games. This is the kind of idea that just yells LEAVE THE CURRENT SYSTEM IN PLACE.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #26
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Leave the rule like it is.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:38 AM   #27
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There is nothing wrong with our system. If you want the damn ball in OT and you lost the toss then how about you stop the team or get a turnover.

So what you are saying is the Defense doesn't matter in the game of football anymore or any other unit.

LEAVE IT ALONE this isn't football for little boys. This is grown man tackle football get the game over already.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #28
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I am for play full quarters till a winner is crowned in the regular season as well as the playoff. I do not care if it turns into eight man football.

The owners and the union are nothing more than self serving babies.
Remember the Chargers-Dolphins Epic in Miami game?

Man was that a game, a heavyweight battle, and both teams got the ball...

I agree, that's what football is about...toughness, heart, character...who wants it more...

I'm for playing a full quarter, but at least one offensive possession each...

Screw MCD Smith and his wusses of modern-day, unionized players; give us football...

Then again, the NFL and its players may be the one enemy unto themselves that could bring about the demise of their monopoly...
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Re: New OT Rule

Originally Posted by B005TED View Post
"The NFL has had 325 overtime games since the rule was adopted in 1974.

The results:
Both teams have had possession 235 times (72.3%).
The team that has won the toss has won 169 times (52.0%).
The team that has lost the toss has won 141 times (43.4%).
223 games were decided by a field goal (68.6%).
86 games were decided by a TD (26.5%).
One game was decided by a safety (0.3%).
There have been 15 ties (4.6%)."

Exact quote from USA Today, 52%-43%. Seems close enough to me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Leave it as it is. The team that loses the coin toss just needs to step up their defense. This game does have TWO sides of the ball.
The problem with all those numbers is that they go back to the beggining of the overetime rule, when the rules were different and it was more difficult to score. Also, they kicked off from the 40 back then which usually meant that drives started at the 20. Now, drives typically start at about the 30 and the rules favor the offense. Because of that, the percentage now heavily favors the first team to touch the ball. The coin toss is still 50/50 though. I don't see how lengthening the game will make it better.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:54 AM   #30
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nah, i think the game will be fine if left AS IS. no changes necessary. either win it in 60 or step up your offense / defense in overtime
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