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The "Q" paves the way!!
Well fellow "Q'ers".....a while back i posted a poll about coin tosses and how we all felt,and what we felt was a good way to play OT.  seems it received some good attention and now an owners vote was recently tken to change the Ot rules,at least in post season. It is a start,and it shows that us Qers nailed the issue. Seems most of our ideas were implemented into the outcome of the rule change.
   Lets take another poll and see wo likes and is satisfied with the change thus far,or if you want to see it modified more/less or otherwise? We may not be paid journalists,or writers in sports, but we have diverse ,savvy opinions here and seem to nail many issues. Seems there may be a flozel rule as well...Weather we argree or disagree especially come football season, We are share a common denominator. We all love and respect our sports!!
   sometime our polls and comments do make a difference!! Isn't it a great thing!!!
| Closed on 01/10/11 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NFL | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Team Breakout:
26 Fans 
 1. With owners voting on a rule change to OT,do you (0 points)
54%a. like the proposed format
15%b. dislike the proposed format
31%c. other
 2. what would you like to see ultimately for OT-coin toss play (0 points)
15%a. the outlined idea thus far
31%b. as it was-a coin toss
54%c. other

 &nbp;
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#6 | 1673 days ago

The only problem I have is the timing of the whole issue.  Teams have been complaining for a long time that the overtime rules were favored to whichever team won the toss and yet only after a certain Minnesota Viking quarterback openly complains after his team loses in overtime in the NFC championship game, suddenly the NFL decides to do something about it.  I say implement the same rules that the NCAA has for overtime, except make the NFL teams start from there own 40 yard line.  If/when the game goes into a 3rd overtime, make the teams go for 2 point conversions if they score touchdowns.
1. like the proposed format  2. the outlined idea thus far  
  
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#1 | 1673 days ago

It seems to me that a fair way is to give both teams the ball.  Sudden death is a very poor way to run it.  It would be like playing the top of the 10th but not the bottom.  Both teams need to have a shot at offense.   Unless of course the defense scores on an interception or fumble or something.  In that event, game over on the spot.

The only other fair way is to play an entire period of football.  7 1/2 minutes, 10 minutes, 15...  Whatever.

Plus...  Having the new OT rules apply only to post season is pretty stupid.
1. other  2. other  
#2 | 1673 days ago

Like health care reform..it isnt exactly what i would have liked seen, however it is a start..just as the proposed change is a start to "tossing" the coin!  It seems that many of our ideas were implemented into this new rule change,making it more fair. ultimately i would like to see a set 10 -15 minute time period, played out in its entirity,but at least this format is better than the toss of a coin and makes it more fair and balanced. We should ALL feel good about the fact that our polls do influence and that people are listening to the fans!
  Even our political polls are relavent..It sparks conversation and provokes discussion,and results in we the people being heard and involves us in world affairs! Way to go Qers!!!!
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#3 | 1673 days ago

ML31 wrote:
It seems to me that a fair way is to give both teams the ball.  Sudden death is a very poor way to run it.  It would be like playing the top of the 10th but not the bottom.  Both teams need to have a shot at offense.   Unless of course the defense scores on an interception or fumble or something.  In that event, game over on the spot.

The only other fair way is to play an entire period of football.  7 1/2 minutes, 10 minutes, 15...  Whatever.

Plus...  Having the new OT rules apply only to post season is pretty stupid.
I agree! not sure if you saw my coin toss poll a few months back ,however that was the just of it,,playing a set time length to make it fair.
  this is a start at least,and its nice to see that our opinions do get noticed and our opinions matter:)  It at least opens the door to a change ..and i forsee eventually it will be perfected and will be played with a specific time period.We are a society that doesnt handle change well,so "easing"into a change is sometime only the first step....thanks for taking the poll!
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#4 | 1673 days ago

ML31 wrote:
It seems to me that a fair way is to give both teams the ball.  Sudden death is a very poor way to run it.  It would be like playing the top of the 10th but not the bottom.  Both teams need to have a shot at offense.   Unless of course the defense scores on an interception or fumble or something.  In that event, game over on the spot.

The only other fair way is to play an entire period of football.  7 1/2 minutes, 10 minutes, 15...  Whatever.

Plus...  Having the new OT rules apply only to post season is pretty stupid.
 I heard that they will discuss using it in the regular at the owners meeting in May or some other spring month (before the start of the season), so it's still possible it will be amended.
1. other  2. other  
#5 | 1673 days ago

Would like to see it include all games not just playoffs....as for the coin toss let it ride......
1. other  2. other  
#6 | 1673 days ago

The only problem I have is the timing of the whole issue.  Teams have been complaining for a long time that the overtime rules were favored to whichever team won the toss and yet only after a certain Minnesota Viking quarterback openly complains after his team loses in overtime in the NFC championship game, suddenly the NFL decides to do something about it.  I say implement the same rules that the NCAA has for overtime, except make the NFL teams start from there own 40 yard line.  If/when the game goes into a 3rd overtime, make the teams go for 2 point conversions if they score touchdowns.
1. like the proposed format  2. the outlined idea thus far  
#7 | 1673 days ago

I am glad they are doing away with sudden death.  I hope they carry it through to the regular season as well as the playoffs.  I would rather see them play a set time (10-15 min) but Scott's suggestion would work for me as well.  i just never liked the sudden death OR the coin toss.
1. other  2. other  
#8 | 1673 days ago

One thing I saw proposed seemed perfect to me: A rule that was changed about 10 years ago would be repealed for OT - Kickoffs would be from the 35. Yes, that's it. That is all I would change. Basically, in good weather games or  a dome, the team kicking off would almost definitely start defending on the 20 after a TouchBack. Good NFL defenses should be able to get the ball back well over half the time. In a bad weather game, true a TouchBack  is not guaranteed, but then again the offenses will be hampered.
1. dislike the proposed format  2. other  
#9 | 1672 days ago
vindog (+)

I hearby dub thee the " Brett Favre threw ANOTHER game losing Interception" rule!  Funny how Brett Favre complains about the O.T. rules and Presto Change-O,  the NFL changes the rule (finally)- LOL!   But ONLY in the playoffs?  Now thats STUPID, if you are going to change it- then change it for ALL O.T. games- not JUST the ones that Favre is going to ultimately throw a game ending interception in!
1. other  2. other  
#10 | 1672 days ago

vindog wrote:
I hearby dub thee the " Brett Favre threw ANOTHER game losing Interception" rule!  Funny how Brett Favre complains about the O.T. rules and Presto Change-O,  the NFL changes the rule (finally)- LOL!   But ONLY in the playoffs?  Now thats STUPID, if you are going to change it- then change it for ALL O.T. games- not JUST the ones that Favre is going to ultimately throw a game ending interception in!
i think it will eventually be all gmes...and hopefully it will be a 10 min time frame:)
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#11 | 1668 days ago

Shock, I somewhat agree with Vin Dog.........Regular season and playoffs should have the same rule. The "injury" concern is just silly.  Run the same risk of injury in Wild Card game as a Week 1 game.
1. like the proposed format  2. the outlined idea thus far  
#12 | 1667 days ago

mnstar1959 wrote:
Shock, I somewhat agree with Vin Dog.........Regular season and playoffs should have the same rule. The "injury" concern is just silly.  Run the same risk of injury in Wild Card game as a Week 1 game.
i agree my last poll which sparked this debate a few months ago said let just do a 10 minute ot period...for all games...KISS method...... and fair...we can still hope:)
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#13 | 1667 days ago

Scott wrote:
The only problem I have is the timing of the whole issue.  Teams have been complaining for a long time that the overtime rules were favored to whichever team won the toss and yet only after a certain Minnesota Viking quarterback openly complains after his team loses in overtime in the NFC championship game, suddenly the NFL decides to do something about it.  I say implement the same rules that the NCAA has for overtime, except make the NFL teams start from there own 40 yard line.  If/when the game goes into a 3rd overtime, make the teams go for 2 point conversions if they score touchdowns.
i say and have said since i posted the coin toos poll a few months back..just play a set 10 minute time and play it out...seems the only fair and diplomatic result.....
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#14 | 1667 days ago

Debi_L wrote:
I am glad they are doing away with sudden death.  I hope they carry it through to the regular season as well as the playoffs.  I would rather see them play a set time (10-15 min) but Scott's suggestion would work for me as well.  i just never liked the sudden death OR the coin toss.
just play a 10 minute time frame..even spilt it into 2 -5 minute periods so each team has a chance to receive...the coin toss and 1st to score is far from fair......and lets implemen tinto every game ,not just playoffs...
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#15 | 1667 days ago

ok fellow Q'ers.....i need some respect...ive come up with a few good polls,,,especially on this topic...show the redhead some love:)
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#16 | 1662 days ago

I am glad that the rules have changed...a little.  I think it should apply to REGULAR and POST seasons.  I have always said that if the team wins the coin toss and scores without the other team possessing the ball, it was unfair. I was always a proponent of the team losing the toss getting a crack at the ball..if they didn't score?  Well..game over.  If, however, the team WINNING the toss did NOT score, then it is sudden death. 

As an aside, a little "incentive" to make the game more fun...award a team one point IF the kicker kicks the ball through the uprights on a kickoff (80 yards)...but give the opposing team the ball at their 40 or 45.  It would make the game a little interesting...
1. like the proposed format  2. other  
#17 | 1467 days ago

 Overtime is fine, it's people's perception that is messed up. The team winning the coin toss wins 52 percent of the time, you don't get more even then that. If you want to argue that number will change with all the new advantage to offense rules, that's fine, but until that number changes, leave it alone.
1. dislike the proposed format  2. as it was-a coin toss  

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