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Do you agree with the new OT rules in the playoffs?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackisBack, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. PackisBack

    PackisBack Cheesehead

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    My friends and I have been having a discussion about this. 2 of us believe that overtime was fine the way it was, the other 2 believe the new way is fair.

    Without getting into every nuance of this argument, do you feel that OT was fine before, or is better now?

    EDIT: For those who don't know, you can't win a game on the first possession of overtime with a field goal.
     
  2. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    It depends on whether or not it hurts/helps the Packers haha.

    I do understand the rule change, but I am undecided on whether or not I support it. I think I will need to see how it plays out this year, if there are any overtime games.
     
  3. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    Anything is better than the Flip and win we had before.
     
  4. Pegger Packer

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    I think its a step in the right direction. Would ultimately prefer the OT rules in NCAA and the CFL. Both teams get a shot on equal terms to score.
     
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  5. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    I think its good, granted it wouldn't have changed the outcome of last year's playoff loss. Plus it puts more emphasis on the greater accomplishment of getting a TD.
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just so all are aware

     
  7. Rodgers2Finley4TDs

    Rodgers2Finley4TDs Cheesehead

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    This format is so much better than the regular season format.
     
  8. Pat4DaPack

    Pat4DaPack Cheesehead

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    Love the new way
     
  9. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

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    I think it's great.
     
  10. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    yeah, a FG win in overtime just is too easy sometimes. One long pass and the game is over.

    I be the 4 teams that voted no have great kickers.

    Is this gonna be called the "Brett Farve Choke Rule" now?
     
  11. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    Wholeheartedly support it and want it extended to the regular season as well.

    Although if I got to choose, I'd go to the college system.

    And while I'm on the topic, I'd go to the college replay system as well.
     
  12. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    yep i wanna see how it works out
     
  13. gmann001

    gmann001 Cheesehead

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    I agree... they should have implemented this change with the regular season too.

    This weekends games will be interesting to see (if they get the chance) how coaches handle the new rules. Like they said on "Mike & Mike" on ESPN, no coach is going to want to be the first one to do this.

    If they had this rule in the regular season, then the coaches could have gotten used to the new rule and figure how to use it better.
     
  14. AmishMafia

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    I don't like the fact that it is one way in the regular season and a different way in the playoffs. There should be some consistency. The only thing I would have changed, is I would have taken the coin flip out of the sudden death. Instead of coin flip I would have done something like: Whoever was winning at halftime; First to score in the game; Most offensive yards gained; or some list that would determine who gets the ball first.
     
  15. Packfan14

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    College Overtime sounds like a good idea.
    I'm not sure if the NFL wants to have with games going on with 7 OT's for example: the Arkansas/Mississippi game back in 2001
    http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/V...D=2419&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=183141

    I'd stick with the Pro replay system. IMO i dont like having to sit through 30 useless replays just to spot the ball between the 2:00 to go mark and the end of the game.
     
  16. GreenGoldAngel

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    I just don't feel comfortable with the fact that if you lose a frigging coin toss, you may never get to see the ball. Let's try the new rule.
     
  17. Simms87

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    It's definitely better, but i would prefer the NCAA rules as well...
     
  18. AmishMafia

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    Right. And it shouldn't be something as simple as a coin toss having a big impact on the outcome of a game.

    Team leading in total yards gets the ball first rewards the team for doing better in at least one category, during the game. How you played determines your chances in OT, and not if you can guess heads or tails.
     
  19. ivo610

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    Love the new rules in the playoffs. Please extend to regular season if things go smooth.
     
  20. jrpack

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    Exactly. The new rule may not work perfectly, but at least it's someplace to start. It's better than going into overtime with certain teams knowing that whomever wins the toss you might as well turn off the set, it's over. The only thing that is dumb is they did it *** backwards. Should've tried it during the regular season first instead of test run in playoffs.
     
  21. Valhalla Express

    Valhalla Express SKOL VIKINGS!

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    In semi-pro the league went to a modified Kansas Plan for a season ('97) and it worked out pretty well. Both teams have a possession at the 25-yard line with the wind at their backs. All extra points are 2-point conversions. Very few kickers in the league had a decent foot, so maybe that was a good thing. lol

    I hope the NFL adopts a new OT plan for the regular season. Tie ball games are garbage.

    ~Val
     
  22. PackersRS

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    I'm gonna go ahead and prove that I'm a lousy, lousy moderator, but I haven't read all the posts in this thread, so excuse me if it's already been dissected.

    But these new OT rules have been made specially for the Green Bay Packers.

    You see, the key component of this rule is the onside kick. A team receiving the ball that scores a FG doesn't automatically win the game, but a team that recovers an onside kick and kicks a field goad wins the game.

    Why it is made for us? 2 reasons:
    1) Mason Crosby is the best onside kicker in the game. Really, I believe only one of his onside kicks haven't been recovered.
    2) Our D has only allowed 16 TDs all season.

    So not only we have a higher chance of recovering an onside kick than any other team, but if it happens that we aren't able to recover it, our D is specialized in keeping opponents out of the endzone, so chances are we are going to get the ball back.

    Couple that with some struggles on offense, and with huge struggles both on kickoff coverage and in return, and it's the best strategy to use in OT.

    So, if we happens to go to OT, please Mike, choose to kick it, and onside kick it!
     
  23. Mushroom

    Mushroom Packer Owner/Shareholder

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    Bad, bad mod!!! :-( j/k

    I love the rule, and as well, would like to see it weeks 1-17
     
  24. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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  25. tmlfan3

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    Ha exactly what I was going to say. I think that is going to be the true gamechanger in this new rule. I doubt teams are going to do that this year though since the rule is new, but going forward it's the clear progression of the OT strategy.
     
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