Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New NFL Overtime Rules Can Solve All

Existing NFL Overtime rules:


 NFL regular-season overtime rules match the playoff format:

ExceptionRegular season games can end in a tie if the score remains tied after 15 minutes
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First team that scores, wins!

Each team will have an opportunity for a possession in overtime,
unless the team that receives the first kickoff scores a touchdown on its opening drive.

A Safety will end the overtime game as well.

Also, teams no longer will need to challenge turnovers or scoring plays, as they are automatically reviewed.

Suggested Simple Overtime Alterations:

Synopsis: "Stop them or STOMP them"

If the first possession team scores a 35 yard FG, then the second team must score a FG from at least one yard closer (34 yard FG or less to win, with auto PAT awarded for score stats).

If the first possession team scores a TD (no 2 point conversion allowed), then the second team must score a TD and a 2 point conversion to win. A failed 2 point conversion automatically credits the first team with a PAT and the OT victory.

Fairness: Each team will get at least one possession, regardless of the previous possession result.

If both teams fail to score on first possession, next team that scores wins.

If neither team scores in 15 minutes of regulation time, then the game is marked as a tie.

New NFL Overtime Rules Can Solve All 2014 Stop them or STOMP them

NFL Coaches Conundrum 


These new NFL Overtime rules will provide four things that everyone wants to see in OT:

1 - Fairness: Each team will get at least one possession, regardless of the previous possession result.

2 - Safety - No kickoffs, Punts, or PAT eliminates needless injuries.

3 - Duration - Likelihood of most OT games ending after only two game possessions in total.

4 - Victor - Rarely will we ever see another overtime tie in this format


Simple Rules:

1- No coin flips. Team that scored last will automatically go on defense in OT and teams will switch field sides. This allows the coaches the added luxury of scripting plays towards the game's end and saves time.

2 - The first team will assume possession at their own 40 yard line. They have 4 downs to achieve a FG or another 1st down

- If the first team scores on their possession, the second team will get the ball on their 40 yard line. If the first team goes four and out, the second team will take over possession at the line of scrimmage.

4- FG attempts are only allowed if the team can decrease their opponent's FG distance by at least one yard, or be the first team to score in the game.

5 - No PAT for a TD, but if a second team ties the game on it's opening possession and misses a 2 point conversion, then the first team is automatically awarded a PAT for box score purposes (tie breaker)

6 - No coaches challenges, but two timeouts are awarded to each team in OT.


SUMMARY:


This format will challenge the coaching staffs of each team, especially 4th downs. Their coaching decisions will have many implications regarding field possession, whether they are the first or second team with possession.

The ideal overtime game should end quickly (logistics), be fair (both sides have possession), consideration to player safety (no kick returns), and be decisive (own 40 yard starting line).

When you add it all up, this overtime format solves all.

Stats based on these two links:


Early Returns on the NFL’s New OT Rules

Inside the Numbers: Starting Field Position in the NFL this season


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