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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Let's take a break from the world of free agency for a little bit and look at something from last season that may cause changes in seasons to come. It's been discussed for years now off and on, but it ...

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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Let's take a break from the world of free agency for a little bit and look at something from last season that may cause changes in seasons to come. It's been discussed for years now off and on, but it has really been pushed into the spotlight ever since the New Orleans Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game for a right to play in Super Bowl XLIV. The NFL is now looking into changing the rules of overtime so that both teams would now get a possession and a "chance" to win the game.

Amazing how much influence Brett Favre has on the game isn't it?

Come on, you don't really think that this would be getting nearly as much press and attention if it had been Marc Bulger that lost the NFC Championship game now do you?

As of right now the rules of the NFL's overtime are simply known as "sudden death." A coin flip starts an extra fifteen minute quarter and the first team to score wins the game. The winner of the coin flip has the option to receive the ball or defer to the opposing team. It has happened before.

NFL owners will vote next week on a proposal that will allow for both teams in a playoff game to get a chance with the ball if the game goes into overtime. It appears though that this proposal is only for the postseason and both teams would get a chance with the ball only if the coin flip winner kicks a field goal.


If the NFL changes the overtime rules, we can thank (or blame) the Saints and Vikings

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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It seems strange to me that they would have this rule change apply to playoff games only. If the rule is important enough to change then change it already. Apart from a game ending in a tie, does anyone else know a rule difference between playoff and reg season games?
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I don't think Favre is the only one to blame on this "change". ESPN, and NFL Network, pretty much all came out guns blaring, that "the better team didn't win that game." Deion was the most outspoken. It's funny to me. The Saints win a superbowl, and lordy be, lordy be, we gotta change these rules, we gotta change these rules! I think it funny, because anyone remember the "tuck rule"? It didn't get changed, even after the Raiders were robbed of the AFC Championship game against New England way back when. Hmmmm, I wonder why? Maybe because the league, and all of it's cronies, WANTED the Raiders to lose that game. I wouldn't have really believed that before, but now that this is happening? You better believe I do.

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Go ahead, NFL. Change the rules. We'll only force you to change some more after next year. Want some help with a list? Here you go;
1) Drew Brees can only play in 10 games. However, as a special concession, The Saints can select which games and it doesn't include the Playoffs...maybe.
2) The Saints playbook can only consist of 5 Defensive plays, 10 Offensive plays and pictures to colour in. Onsides kicks are no longer permitted.
3) Saints defensive backs can no longer run with the ball. If it is intercepted they must stay where they are and wait for a referee to arrive.
4) Anyone scoring a touchdown must be replaced by a backup. Under no circumstances are multiple touchdowns from one player allowed.
5) Drew Brees's 'Receiver Locater' must be turned to half efficiency. He...he does have one, right?
6) If Brett Favre comes back and The Saints play him: LEAVE HIM ALONE! Too many old people are frightened to leave their homes these days. We don't want this part of society to permeate the NFL so stop hitting him.
7) If the Saints win the Superbowl again, flip a coin. Heads they get to keep it and Tails it gets returned and no one wins it.
8) Gregg Williams must not talk to his Defensive players except at mealtimes.
9) When passing, only count half the total yards made. (Saints only)
10) Saints receivers are only to use one hand and they must inform sideline judges which hand is eligible.

After these rules are implemented, the Saints should no longer be a threat and will know their proper place in the NFL hierachy. Glad to be of help guys.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:01 AM   #5
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In professional American football, if the score is tied after regulation time has concluded, an additional 15-minute period is played. The captains meet with the officials for a coin toss, and then one side kicks off to the other, as at the start of a game. The first side to score by any means wins. In the regular season, if the overtime period is completed without either side scoring, the game ends in a draw. Because there cannot be a tie in the playoffs, the teams switch ends of the field and start additional 15-minute overtime periods until one side scores.

The NFL introduced overtime for the playoffs in 1941, and started in pre-season games in 1955. In 1974, the NFL adopted sudden death overtime for regular season games.
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NASCAR has it's "JR." rules so why shouldn't NFL have it's "Favre" rules?
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Go ahead, NFL. Change the rules. We'll only force you to change some more after next year. Want some help with a list? Here you go;
1) Drew Brees can only play in 10 games. However, as a special concession, The Saints can select which games and it doesn't include the Playoffs...maybe.
2) The Saints playbook can only consist of 5 Defensive plays, 10 Offensive plays and pictures to colour in. Onsides kicks are no longer permitted.
3) Saints defensive backs can no longer run with the ball. If it is intercepted they must stay where they are and wait for a referee to arrive.
4) Anyone scoring a touchdown must be replaced by a backup. Under no circumstances are multiple touchdowns from one player allowed.
5) Drew Brees's 'Receiver Locater' must be turned to half efficiency. He...he does have one, right?
6) If Brett Favre comes back and The Saints play him: LEAVE HIM ALONE! Too many old people are frightened to leave their homes these days. We don't want this part of society to permeate the NFL so stop hitting him.
7) If the Saints win the Superbowl again, flip a coin. Heads they get to keep it and Tails it gets returned and no one wins it.
8) Gregg Williams must not talk to his Defensive players except at mealtimes.
9) When passing, only count half the total yards made. (Saints only)
10) Saints receivers are only to use one hand and they must inform sideline judges which hand is eligible.

After these rules are implemented, the Saints should no longer be a threat and will know their proper place in the NFL hierachy. Glad to be of help guys.


LMAO!!!! This just might work!
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:56 AM   #8
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There will always be doubt from sportwriters about the NFC championship game. We didn't win it so much as the Vikes lost it. Even with that flood of turnovers, we could barely keep up with their scoring. Our offense was sputtering all day and we couldn't put together any kind of rhythm. As for the defense, about all they were able to do was recover fumbles consistently. Some might say we causes those fumbles, but that many fumbled doesn't happen in one game out of fifty. The Vikes' players just played loose and foolish - like I said earlier, they lost more than we won.

Also some of the hits we laid on "the-F-word" (I don't like that schmuck) could have given the impression that we were playing on the dirty side. I don't think that, but it was an easy sell to most people who aren't Saints fans.

All things considered it wasn't a good game for us and we were very fortunate to come away with a win. After as many last minute fluke-like losses over all these years, I think we were due. I'll take it. I don't blame a lot of sportwriters for saying the better team lost. Again, I don't believe that but its an easy sell to non-Saints fans.

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Why not impose a rule so Favre doesn't have to throw with the game on the line?. He's shown time and time again he will throw picks when the game is on the line what do you expect????


Plain and simple as a fan i can't help but think the NFL doesn't like our boys. They propose a rule that years passed has been discussed but emphatically has been turned down, the try to steal WHO DAT!! try to trademark and copy right it, but leave who dey alone??? Star capps, I can go on about the bs we'v been handed but who care WE OWN THE FOOTBALL WORLD so everything works out
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Re: If the NFL changes the overtime rules, we can thank (or blame) the Saints and Vikings

Originally Posted by SaintGup View Post
Go ahead, NFL. Change the rules. We'll only force you to change some more after next year. Want some help with a list? Here you go;
1) Drew Brees can only play in 10 games. However, as a special concession, The Saints can select which games and it doesn't include the Playoffs...maybe.
2) The Saints playbook can only consist of 5 Defensive plays, 10 Offensive plays and pictures to colour in. Onsides kicks are no longer permitted.
3) Saints defensive backs can no longer run with the ball. If it is intercepted they must stay where they are and wait for a referee to arrive.
4) Anyone scoring a touchdown must be replaced by a backup. Under no circumstances are multiple touchdowns from one player allowed.
5) Drew Brees's 'Receiver Locater' must be turned to half efficiency. He...he does have one, right?
6) If Brett Favre comes back and The Saints play him: LEAVE HIM ALONE! Too many old people are frightened to leave their homes these days. We don't want this part of society to permeate the NFL so stop hitting him.
7) If the Saints win the Superbowl again, flip a coin. Heads they get to keep it and Tails it gets returned and no one wins it.
8) Gregg Williams must not talk to his Defensive players except at mealtimes.
9) When passing, only count half the total yards made. (Saints only)
10) Saints receivers are only to use one hand and they must inform sideline judges which hand is eligible.

After these rules are implemented, the Saints should no longer be a threat and will know their proper place in the NFL hierachy. Glad to be of help guys.
Nice!

Seriously, this is the STUPIDEST rule change since the "Brady Tuck Rule." Leave it to the whiney cry babies to ruin EVERYONE'S fun.
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