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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: NFL shortens Overtime to 10 minutes (permanently) Reply with quote

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000810488/article/nfl-owners-approve-shortening-overtime-to-10-minutes

I see the other two major rule changes got threads, but somehow the most impactful one didn't imo. It's also permanent, too, not a one-year "test it and see" change:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/23/overtime-rule-change-is-permanent/

I get why the league is doing this (and it's not about player safety like they said). It's all about making sure games fit in their broadcasting schedules.

I'm not really a big fan of this change, since I thought it was perfect as is, but this will definitely lead to more ties. As a few sites have mentioned, if this rule was in place last season, it would've been likely that Tampa Bay, not Detroit, would've made the post season (since with 5 less overtime minutes, Tampa Bay's loss to Oakland would've resulted in a tie). This wouldn't be so bad if there was still SD overtime, but with the current NFL OT, it could be worse.

At the same time though, I've always thought if you weren't good enough to win in regulation you don't really deserve to win either. Ties are just anti-climatic, though. My guess is we'll definitely see a tie per year now, probably two.

For the sake of argument, there are three other games other than TB/OAK that were won in the final five minutes of OT: PIT over CLE, MIA over BUF, and KC over DEN.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the greatest FF threads last season were the primetime ties or near ties. More ties!!!


http://www.nflshop.com/Ties


I too have also argued that if you aren't good enough to win in the allotted time, you don't deserve a win. Eliminate the regular season overtime all together, give them ties, happy Father's Day!
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The real reason is to appeal to the European market with more ties. Say hello to the London Jaguars.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could see this leading to teams forgoing field goals and just going for TDs, depending on the opposing offense.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavidatMIZZOU wrote:
Some of the greatest FF threads last season were the primetime ties or near ties. More ties!!!


http://www.nflshop.com/Ties


I too have also argued that if you aren't good enough to win in the allotted time, you don't deserve a win. Eliminate the regular season overtime all together, give them ties, happy Father's Day!


I wouldn't have a problem with eliminating regular season overtime.

I would like to see two 5 minute periods where each team kicks off to start one of the periods. Wouldn't be sudden death and could likely still end in a tie if there is a defensive battle going on but it would be an exciting final 10 minutes.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solution: Win by two successful attempts, 2pt conversion battle.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Solution: Win by two successful attempts, 2pt conversion battle.


I don't like the specialist stuff to determine a game in O.T. No FG competitions, no short yardage competitions, give me a shortened period of football. Everyone participates and you can play to your strength you don't have to alter everything you normally do in a game to try to win the overtime period, it takes away from the previous 60 minutes. I'd rather just end regulation in a tie before going to the college system, a 2 point conversion game or a kicking contest.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solution. The opening coin toss determines who receives in overtime. That way team's can make their 4th quarter adjustments early.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A part of me hates this decision because of the increase in ties (talk about a complete waste of 2 1/2 hours) that'll surely follow.

I know I'll catch some flack for this, but I'm of the opinion that ties should be completely eliminated from sports. It's a game for entertainment value and ending a game to the tune of "nothing happened" is beyond stupid and a complete waste of everyone's time IMO. The NHL got rid of ties and they're better off because of it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lancerman wrote:
Solution. The opening coin toss determines who receives in overtime. That way team's can make their 4th quarter adjustments early.


That is a pretty good idea. Even if they just toss another coin prior to the game to determine it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KManX89 wrote:
A part of me hates this decision because of the increase in ties (talk about a complete waste of 2 1/2 hours) that'll surely follow.

I know I'll catch some flack for this, but I'm of the opinion that ties should be completely eliminated from sports. It's a game for entertainment value and ending a game to the tune of "nothing happened" is beyond stupid and a complete waste of everyone's time IMO. The NHL got rid of ties and they're better off because of it.


And baseball in Japan added ties and limits games to 3 1/2 hours max and has never been better.
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Thelonebillsfan wrote:
KManX89 wrote:
A part of me hates this decision because of the increase in ties (talk about a complete waste of 2 1/2 hours) that'll surely follow.

I know I'll catch some flack for this, but I'm of the opinion that ties should be completely eliminated from sports. It's a game for entertainment value and ending a game to the tune of "nothing happened" is beyond stupid and a complete waste of everyone's time IMO. The NHL got rid of ties and they're better off because of it.


And baseball in Japan added ties and limits games to 3 1/2 hours max and has never been better.


Sounds like heaven honestly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solution.

NFL penalty shots


after regaulation, we go by rounds

round 1.... both fg untis go for 35 yard fg

round 2..... 40 yd fg

round 3..... 45

round 4.... 50

round 5....55......round 5 is the max


both fg units kick until 1 team wins a round(1 guy make a fg, the other misses....when that happens....blousses).

if the both make the fg.... they move up a round(kick farther fg's)

if the both miss, they re-do the round

goat OT.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malik wrote:
Thelonebillsfan wrote:
KManX89 wrote:
A part of me hates this decision because of the increase in ties (talk about a complete waste of 2 1/2 hours) that'll surely follow.

I know I'll catch some flack for this, but I'm of the opinion that ties should be completely eliminated from sports. It's a game for entertainment value and ending a game to the tune of "nothing happened" is beyond stupid and a complete waste of everyone's time IMO. The NHL got rid of ties and they're better off because of it.


And baseball in Japan added ties and limits games to 3 1/2 hours max and has never been better.


Sounds like heaven honestly.


Oh it's the best games take like 2 1/2 hours.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrashMan510 wrote:
solution.

NFL penalty shots


after regaulation, we go by rounds

round 1.... both fg untis go for 35 yard fg

round 2..... 40 yd fg

round 3..... 45

round 4.... 50

round 5....55......round 5 is the max


both fg units kick until 1 team wins a round(1 guy make a fg, the other misses....when that happens....blousses).

if the both make the fg.... they move up a round(kick farther fg's)

if the both miss, they re-do the round

goat OT.



So ultimately 3 hours of football is meaning and comes down to kickers....

This is just the league pretending to care about player safety
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