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With the increasingly hyped scouting combine now broadcast on the NFL network, is there a smart way to watch?

Posted by Matt Brooks on February 25, 2010 12:00 AM
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waterise: It has been reported that the NFL is discussing revamping their OT rules while at the combine. Everyone who follows the NFL knows why this d...

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It has been reported that the NFL is discussing revamping their OT rules while at the combine. Everyone who follows the NFL knows why this discussion is overdue.

The following would be a fair and, even more importantly, exciting overtime:

1.The overtime is a 5th quarter, not a new game. Play resumes where it left off at the end of regulation.
2.Sudden Victory begins half way through the 5th quarter. The 5th quarter will be at least 7-1/2 minutes.
3.A 4-point minimum lead is required for sudden victory (after half the quarter has elapsed). A team can also win by having any lead at the end of the 15-minute 5th quarter.

Advantages:
1.A victory by this method will feel decisive rather than random.
2.Teams will try for touchdowns instead of 2nd-down field goals.
3.While most ties will be settled, there will be a few more in this method. And those games probably really should be ties.

 
 
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