York said the 49ers have yet to decide how they will vote on any proposal of any rules changes governing overtime in the playoffs. There is a proposal that if the team that gets the opening kickoff of overtime, they win immediately only with a touchdown. If the team scores a field goal, the other team will have the chance to keep the game going with a field goal or win with a touchdown.
"We're looking at some different things," York said. "Obviously, the overtime is a big issue. And we want to make sure we have an accurate system that gives teams a fair chance. The balance has swung from being a fair chance with the kickoff as it is now and first team to score to win the game. You want to balance what's right competitively with how you make sure your players stay safe. I think that's one of the biggest issues." Press Dem
To say it short and sweet the team that scores 4 or more points above the tie at the end of regulation wins. That ensures that a team gets an offensive possession if the team that wins the coin flip kicks a field goal. Also if a defense scores a pick 6 there isn't a need for their offense to get a chance.
I am pretty sure they are just talking about the postseason.
I like OT as it is. I guess I can understand this proposed change for the postseason, but then the next step would be regular season. Because of that fear of future expansion of it, I would vote against this post season OT rule change
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