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What a surprise - Falcons want to change OT rules

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  1. Hammer of Thor

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    I'm surprised it took this long.

    Falcons GM Wants To Change NFL Overtime Rules After Super Bowl Loss To Patriots

    Sorry Tom, I know you're a Pats guy and everything, but this reeks of sour grapes..... You knew the rules. You don't want to lose on a coin flip in overtime? Then don't give up 25 unanswered points at the end of regulation.
     
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    He's got a point, though. It's totally unfair to expect teams to prevent their opponents from scoring 31 unanswered points in less than two quarters in the SB.
     
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    If you can't stop a Team from scoring a TD too bad. Also blowing a 25 pts lead there is a First time for everything...I think the NFL will throw the book at him the game is long enough already.
     
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    We would like to have an opportunity :D :D :D

    You have to hand it to these people, I just wouldn't dare say that after what happened in the SB
     
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    How should Atlanta's defensive players react to Dimitroff's contention that putting them on the field doesn't give them a "chance"? Hmmm.
     
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    Pretty damn pathetic.
     
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    Shocker. :rolleyes:
     
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    Exactly. I seem to recall them having 4 possessions with the ball after going up 28-3 and scoring a grand total of 0 points.
     
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    If this gets passed I defer every single time in OT.

    HUGE advantage knowing what you need to do to win or tie.
     
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    Like a spouse who's cheated on you four times "just asking for a second chance!"
     
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    If this passes, I'm one step closer to giving up on the NFL for good. Is this what the league is really coming to now? I don't like how a team won, so let me propose a change and it gets passed just like that? Player safety is one thing, but this is something entirely different. The Colts started this slippery slope and there doesn't seem to be any stopping it. They want parity and they don't care what they have to do to achieve it. I guess what that means now is let's stop the Patriots any way we can.

    #integrity #protecttheshield
     
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    i mean they did have an opportunity.. to play defense. they chose not to.
     
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    Like the colts and seahawks, the Patriots have broken the minds and souls of another franchise.
    :D
     
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    I can kinda see both sides of this one. But I don't think the rules need to be changed just because the outcome isn't to one owner's liking.
     
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    I say just remove the subtly of this whole process and make a new amendment to the CBA:

    "Anytime a team wins the Super Bowl, whatever it is they do best shall be outlawed for the next league year, and any rules that benefit them will be redacted."

    At least then we can mentally prepare for it.
     
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    They wish they had "a chance."

    Okay... but their offense had quite a few "chances" to put the game away with another TD between 2 minutes remaining in the 3rd through the end of the 4th. They couldn't score a single point, and allowed Brady to score 25 unanswered to take it to OT.

    It seems beyond pathetic to me that a team would whine about "not getting a chance to score" in OT when they blew so many chances to do just that in over a quarter's worth of time just prior to OT on offense, while simultaneously blowing so many chances to just stop Brady from scoring in that same time period as well.

    It's like saying "well, we had a ton of chances to score, and a ton of chances to stop the other team from scoring, but forget all that - we didn't get ANOTHER chance in overtime, so it's not fair!!"
     
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    I kinda do like the college OT rules but whatever.
     
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    It does seem like sour grapes now but I do agree with him and have thought that way since the inception of the rule. Each team should get a chance to possess the ball but I would limit this to postseason only. Still doesn't change the fact his team blew the biggest lead ever in the SB and took one of these....

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