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    There will be no change in the overtime format:

    Competition Committee decides there will be no change to NFL overtime rules - ESPN

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    No surprise at all...It stinks..it has and it will continue to..some things in the NFL stink and these that are stuck there are in a rut so...why would anyone expect a change??
     
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    The wrong order helps us a lot in the second round as we have SD #2, I'm not sure we're getting screwed as much as SD is getting helped.

    It's actually intuitive because the draft is supposed to help lesser teams and a worse record should indicate a lesser team. It's the way playoff teams are picked that is counter intuitive.
     
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    There's only one way it will change. When the Patriots win the toss in the Super Bowl and win on a Gostkowski field goal on the opening drive of OT.

    If Polian survives the stroke he'll have, it'll be changed on the first day of the offseason.
     
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    Yeah, that's probably right. A 1--6 seeding is logical, but I don't think the League will give up the Divsional "competition" in our lifetimes.
     
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    And I'm not saying it should - if you have divisions they have to mean something - but it's not intuitive to supposedly get the top 6 from each conference in and then guarantee admittance based on being the best of four arbitrarily picked teams.
     
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    I'm saying it should. Divisions are outdated, from a time when traveling outside of your region constantly wasn't practical, so they weighted schedules to favor local teams.

    Some say rivalries are born from divisions, and that's true. But sometimes the best rivalries come from non-divisional opponents. Look at Celtics-Lakers, or Pats-Colts.
     
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    Pats-Colts are born of constantly battling in the playoffs AND regular season. That goes away if you eliminate divisions.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    That is awesome hahah.

    The rule has to change though. Dungy is an idiot.

    Belichick has the best idea: Make a shorter non-sudden death period. Let's say it's 7-10 minutes, with 4th quarter rules. If you have a drive that lasts 9 minutes, then the other team still has a chance to come back. Clock management and timeouts actually matter this way. This is the only non-controversial solution in that it does not change the rules of football. Field goals can win the game, so can goal line stands, and everything else that happens in the first 4 quarters. The 4th quarter is the most exciting quarter in any close game. Why not extend that excitement some more?
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    It's about time they did something with the draft thing, I've always felt it made no sense to screw a team twice. They should either have team make the playoff according to wins or change the draft format. I won't have any problems if they change the draft format.
     
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    Probably the best idea I've ever heard for the overtime format that I can't see a downside to is first team to 6 points wins.

    Anyone see a problem with that format?
     
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    For some teams that might take another 25 minutes, and the TV networks aren't going to like that.
     
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    That's the thing. If the weather is bad enough, you might be going into OT with only six points COMBINED between the teams.

    I like, give each team one possession, after that, sudden death. The simpler the better without relying on a coin flip.
     
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    It's about damn time that the criminally inequitable draft rules be changed, so that all the teams who did not make the POs should draft ahead of all the teams who did make the POs. Then, as each round of the POs is complete, the teams who lose should draft ahead of those who win.

    As for the OT, I prefer either Belichick's mini-4th quarter, or one possession each, then sudden death.
     
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    Probably the best idea I've ever heard for the overtime format that I can't see a downside to is first team to 6 points wins

    I think it'd be great. Overtime doesn't usually last long, a team gets in range for a field goal and that's it. A long overtime could happen but it would be phenomenally exciting and networks could probably charge sponsors big money to advertise during OT.

    Also, a very long overtime can happen under the current rules, given that the 6pt idea isn't so radical.
     
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    agreed, but what can be done.
     
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    yeah. aside from the time problems that others have pointed out, it arbitrarily changes the nature of the game by setting an artificial hurdle for winning. no longer is the team that scores more points the winner, but rather the team that scores those points in a certain way (one td, two fg's, three safety's or some combination thereof). that's some other game, but no longer American Football.

    It seems to me that the logical thing to do is either keep the current system for the regular season (whoever scores first wins, and good luck with the coin toss) or play a full 15 minute extra period with the team that is ahead at the end the winner and a tie declared if the score is still even. the problem with the latter is that it would screw up the tv schedule with first games running well over into second games on sunday afternoon.
     
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