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Just have a field goal competition at that point. Start at the 25yd line then drop back 10 yards until 55 yds. Then repeat until someone misses.

The way I'd personally prefer overtime to work is similar to college. You get the ball at around midfield and get to drive it down. If you don't score, the other team can win with a field goal or a touchdown. If you do score, the other team gets a chance to match it. If they do, repeat. I think the other team should always have a chance to match, though, even on a touchdown. If one team happens to be up when the ten minutes are up as a result of the teams going back and forth for the entire overtime period, they win. If the score is tied at the end of ten minutes, it's a tie.

I think that would be a hell of a lot more exciting than the current overtime set-up.
 

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The way I'd personally prefer overtime to work is similar to college. You get the ball at around midfield and get to drive it down. If you don't score, the other team can win with a field goal or a touchdown. If you do score, the other team gets a chance to match it. If they do, repeat. I think the other team should always have a chance to match, though, even on a touchdown. If one team happens to be up when the ten minutes are up as a result of the teams going back and forth for the entire overtime period, they win. If the score is tied at the end of ten minutes, it's a tie.

I think that would be a hell of a lot more exciting than the current overtime set-up.
College OT is exciting because almost every play counts. I would love for that to become the norm in NFL, especially if you had to go for 2pt conversion after every touchdown.
 

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College OT is exciting because almost every play counts. I would love for that to become the norm in NFL, especially if you had to go for 2pt conversion after every touchdown.
I especially dislike college OT. After 60 minutes of real football, the game dissolves into a shootout scenario which can add more scoring than occurs in the previous four quarters. If they change OT, I'd prefer eliminating it in the regular season if they can't keep the current system, or go back to sudden death. The Raven proposal is interesting, but gimmicky. At least it allows for traditional football rather than a shootout.
 

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I especially dislike college OT. After 60 minutes of real football, the game dissolves into a shootout scenario which can add more scoring than occurs in the previous four quarters. If they change OT, I'd prefer eliminating it in the regular season if they can't keep the current system, o r go back to sudden death. The Raven proposal is interesting, but gimmicky. At least it allows for traditional football rather than a shootout.
But traditional football wasn't working. After 60 mins if the score is tied, then last thing I want is it to be decided by a coin flip or end up in a tie. 2002 Osu championship game in OT was an all time game. That OT experience heightened the meaning of that game. not diminished it. Every play mattered.
 

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But traditional football wasn't working. After 60 mins if the score is tied, then last thing I want is it to be decided by a coin flip or end up in a tie. 2002 Osu championship game in OT was an all time game. That OT experience heightened the meaning of that game. not diminished it. Every play mattered.
We're talking about regular season though, not playoffs or championships. With a likely 17 game schedule and player health and safety issues at work, lengthening games with a possibly prolonged overtime doesn't seem like the way to go.
 

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We're talking about regular season though, not playoffs or championships. With a likely 17 game schedule and player health and safety issues at work, lengthening games with a possibly prolonged overtime doesn't seem like the way to go.

Realistically it will only impact a handful of games a year, so I don't see the issue. It's not like there are multiple overtime games every week.
 

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Realistically it will only impact a handful of games a year, so I don't see the issue. It's not like there are multiple overtime games every week.
True, average of 1.5 per week. 24 or thereabouts over a season, to me that seems a reason to leave it as it is, if you don't eliminate it completely.
 

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The compensation here could be something to monitor if the Browns decide to trade Njoku.
 

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Worth keeping an eye on for future Baker Mayfield negotistions.
 

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Insane.

Includes a no tag and no trade provision.
Follow up I love Baker, but if the choices are that contract or trade him. I trade him 10/10 times.

Dak is now a top 2 or 3 paid QB in the league
 

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Poor Dak. Stuck with an abysmal franchise with no choice but to sign a $160 million contract, with $126 guaranteed, $75 mil paid out in year one.
That poor guy lol

Hell, can he even walk or run yet? These athletes are screwed.
 

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The way I'd personally prefer overtime to work is similar to college. You get the ball at around midfield and get to drive it down. If you don't score, the other team can win with a field goal or a touchdown. If you do score, the other team gets a chance to match it. If they do, repeat. I think the other team should always have a chance to match, though, even on a touchdown. If one team happens to be up when the ten minutes are up as a result of the teams going back and forth for the entire overtime period, they win. If the score is tied at the end of ten minutes, it's a tie.

I think that would be a hell of a lot more exciting than the current overtime set-up.

Regular season only though, playoffs has to be something different, that is too much like a shoot out, and a shoot out in soccer doesnt happen in playoff situation.
 

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