Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
so the two reasons why the rules were changed are
1. they don't want gamed to end on anti-climactic field goals.
and 2. they want the give both teams a chance to win in overtime on offense.
so the team that wins the toss can still get the ball and score a TD and not give the other team offensive possession...... and here's a very realistic scenario..... team that wins the toss is on the opponent 30, 4th and 1. the other team can now play for a field goal.
....so basically this rule change has accomplished nothing.
college rules, except from the 40. and have you to go for 2 if you score a TD .... why can't it be that simple.....
b/c the college rule isn't real football
Originally posted by E-49er:
I agree with the OP. ITs stupid because its a different set of rules in the playoffs than the regular season. You want consistency and having a different set of rules for the playoffs makes it more difficult.
The rule itself is dumb because you are keeping players on the field longer in the playoffs which means more likelihood of getting hurt during a time when you really want to stay healthy. It also lengthens the game which goes against everything they have been doing the past few years to shorten the game.
This IMO is another attempt at Goodell trying to leave his stamp on the league. My message to Goodell:
You wanna leave a stamp on the league? Get the owners and players to agree on a new CBA mothaF****R so I can watch football in 2011!
The owners voted for this and proposed this it has nothing to do with Goodell.