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Old 03-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Overtime Rule change

Overtime Rule Change. What do ya'll think. Leave it the ways it is or modified it. I say leave it alone. Really don't understand what the problem is.

Is it because the Great Brett Favre didn't get to play in the Super Bowl. Or is it the coin toss play a great big role.

I think it fair just the way it is.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Overtime Rule change

Coin toss really does not play a big role. I posted this in the other OT thread.

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.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:14 AM   #3
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Re: Overtime Rule change

the NFL wants "SIR FAVRE" to have the chance to throw one more airball each game...its BS and they need to leave it alone...there are 3 phases to the game O/D/ST..why take that away to have 1 glory boy get his chance to play in OT....BS...just BS
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Re: Overtime Rule change

Don't change it, unless its like the college format.
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Re: Overtime Rule change

Originally Posted by mikesaintfan View Post
the NFL wants "SIR FAVRE" to have the chance to throw one more airball each game...its BS and they need to leave it alone...there are 3 phases to the game O/D/ST..why take that away to have 1 glory boy get his chance to play in OT....BS...just BS
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Originally Posted by neugey View Post
Don't change it, unless its like the college format.
God, no. That would be even worse.
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Re: Overtime Rule change

Leave it alone. It could go either way for either team any given game. It helped us this season, it may hurt us next. You can't just change the rules everytime it adversely affects your golden boy of the moment.
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Re: Overtime Rule change

The team that has won the toss has won 169 times (52.0%)
...and a quick note about this particular percentage. What this percentage doesn't tell you, is that the team that won the coin toss and ended up winning the game did NOT always win it on the first possession, which means the team that lost the coin toss did get a possession and a chance to win the game; add that to the 48% of times the team losing the coin toss won the game, in reality the chance to win the game when you lose the coin toss is higher.

Simple reason: field position. When a team wins the coin toss and defers the kickoff (and BTW that's what the rule says, doesn't say you get possession or "receive the ball" if you win the coin toss) , that team gives field position: team goes 3 and out, it leaves the team that kicked off in excellent field position.

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Old 03-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #8
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Re: Overtime Rule change

people want the rule to be changed so that teams must score a TD to win

what happens when the field conditions are terrible and the reason its in overtime is because nobody has been able to score a TD yet?

why would people want a prolonged game that is terrible in the first place?
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #9
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Re: Overtime Rule change

These guys are professionals. Everyone of them. If your team starts out on defense....then stop the other team!

If you are on offense....go score!

This whole thing, is ugly and dirty. To me, it seems as if some people want us to return the trophey and the record books will show SuperBowl 44 with an (*) *due to the Saints winning the NFC Championship, by established "Sudden Death Overtime", QB Brett Favre and the Vikings were unable to get a possession during overtime play. We at the NFL have decided this act was unfair to Brett Favre and the SuperBowl "victory" by the New Orleans Saints has been deemed farse. Minnesota, New Orleans and Indianapolis will be shown in a tie.

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I like the current OT rules. If you lose the coin toss, stop their offense. What is so confusing about that? Seems that the NFL is turning into the Disney League of American Football to me.
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