Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Mar 4, 2010.
This thought-provoking article compares solutions other than the present "sudden death" scenario.
I'd rather see it like this
Each team gets the ball once .. and then after that, it is sudden death
meaning if team 1 gets the ball and scores a TD then team 2 has to score a TD and if they do game goes to sudden death, if team 2 doesn't score on first possession, game over
If team 1 kicks a field goal and team 2 goes down and gets a TD, game over Team 2 wins
if team 1 on first possession doesn't score , then it is first one to score wins
I have been advocating these exact changes in OT rules for years.
Why just the playoffs, though?
Probably so. I'll take the playoffs for now, though. Baby steps.
Yep, all cuz baby Favre didn't get a shot in OT. Ha, JK
....or are you?
He may have been kidding, but there is probably an element of truth to it.
It would never happen, but I've always thought it would be great if they kept sudden death overtime but removed the option for a field goal.
If the other team scores a TD on you in overtime, you lose. Period. Same as if they had scored a TD on the last possession of regulation.
I'm on the "first-to-6" bandwagon. Seems like the simplest way to go.
This is pretty much the rule change that they are talking about.
* A team that scores a touchdown on the opening possession of overtime wins.
* A team that scores a field goal on the opening possession of overtime might not. The other team gets a chance to extend overtime (with a field goal of its own) or win outright (with a touchdown).
But I see the difference that you are talking about in removing FGs altogether.
I like the rules the way they are.
I'm fine with the way it is. From pee-wee football on, we have always been taught there are three phases of football: offense, defense, and special teams. If you lose an over-time game because your defense could not stop the offense, obviously you need to get better on defense and you did not deserve to win the game. I have seen enough rule changes favoring the offense. That's just my opinion.
Leave it alone. The game of football is not just offense. If you want the ball, play defense and make a stop.
Each team should get a wack at the ball one time in overtime. After that, 1st come 1st serve.
If ta bad guys score on ya, and you can't score back, tough do-do. At least that keeps a stupid coin flip from potentially winning the game. I hate that.
Everybody had their wacks during the game. In OT, play some D.
Or how about this, the 4th quarter doesn't end until someone scores. There's no stop. There's no coin flip. No re-set of time outs.
Just keep playing until someone scores. True sudden death.
Or maybe not. That thought just popped into my head and it seemed better before I typed it out.
Or..... give the players guns.
TRUE Sudden Death.
No, no, no.
Ooooh..... I like where this is going.
I'll get the rope...
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