My solution to the NFL overtime "controversy"

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  1. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Leave everything as is except you have to win by at least 4 points. That removes the inequity of the team winning the toss having a short field to win.
     
  2. LSUtiger327

    LSUtiger327 Pow right in da kissa

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    i would think you would have a lot of ties that way with time expiring before having the 4+ pts. of course it would make the whole "conservative play for a fg strategy" out the window and teams would have to go for the end zone.
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    short field?
     
  4. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    They only have to get to the 35 or so and kick a FG.
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    so are you saying everyone has a short field for a field goal on any kickoff in the nfl? dont think i agree.
     
  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Teams want to score touchdowns but they often "settle" for the FG. Not so in OT. If you win the toss, a FG is what you want and all you need. If the margin of victory has to be 4 points, the other team is not penalized for losing the coin flip. If they can't stop them from scoring a TD. Too bad...you lose.
     
  7. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Founding Member

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    I kinda like that idea. Makes some sense.
     
  8. RHans405

    RHans405 Let's Roll

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    Or you can just say that each team has to have at least one possession.
     
  9. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    right but it doesnt make it any easier or harder regardless what you want. the field is still the same length as are the kickoffs.

    if teams could score a fg every possession dont you think they would?
     
  10. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    No. Teams always want to score Touchdowns. They do not strategize to get into field goal range unless the clock is a factor.


    In Overtime it's like moving the goal line to the 35 because a FG is the same as a TD for the team winning the toss..
     

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