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Is changing overtime the NFL's most pressing rules issue?

A quick TO to discuss OT. Over at The League, the topic du jour is whether overtime is the most pressing issue facing the NFL in light of the competition committee saying it will consider possible changes next month. Is that the most pressing rules issue the league faces? Should the NFL change the system to something like the one used by college football? Should it leave well enough alone? Should it focus on changing other rules first?

Panelist Dave Goldberg doesn't see a change coming:

Not this year and not soon, even with the talk this weekend about a system providing that a team that wins the coin toss and takes the ball has to score at least six points -- a touchdown -- to win. Yes, a lot of people like it, but most of them don't understand that the NFL, especially the owners, general managers and coaches who will have to approve the move, are very resistant to change.

Doug Farrar is way more concerned about another issue: consistency among officiating crews.

By Cindy Boren  |  March 2, 2010; 12:58 PM ET
 
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Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

*REPOST*


But those days are over, mostly because he's got a ton of mileage on those legs (regardless of age)...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 2, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse


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"Portis already has 2100+ carries and had he played those games he's missed he'd have eclipsed that 2000 carry mark 2 years ago."

I was hoping to imply that by your math, you are suggesting that Portis' career would have been over at age 26. That sounds crazy to me.

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

the sudden death aspect of overtime is bogus, it needs to be changed but even more so the illegal contacts and defensive holding penalties need to be dealt with, how the nfl makes an impossible position to play(defending any down-field receiver) even harder is beyond me, oh wait they'd rather have points scored than good football, also please change deep pass interference calls to 15 yards, if you don't catch the ball you should never be given a 50 yard gift especially considering how closely PI resembles the charge/block level of subjectivity in basketball's rules, way to many game-changing calls for the wrong reasons

Posted by: bford1kb | March 2, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

who will bring in more money?

viewers of the overtime period or viewers of the regularly scheduled program?

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Team asks McCoy: G-string or jock strap?
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 2, 2010 11:21 AM ET
The Bucs are off the hook. The single dumbest question of the NFL Scouting Combine was asked to Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

"Someone asked me if I wore a g-string or a jock strap when I played," McCoy told the NFL Network set Monday to disbelief, laughter, and amazement.

Analyst Mike Mayock wanted to know McCoy's reaction to the question. The affable defender just left his mouth open in a stunned expression.

We heard a few stories in Indianapolis of coaches jokingly messing with players during interviews, but none sounded as creepy as this.

The video of the interview is oddly not yet on NFL.com. That's probably a coincidence. Or perhaps the league is embarrassed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 2, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I don't "hate" Portis, I hate Vinny and Dan for making him the highest paid RB in NFL history. This is why he will be cut.

$6.43 million of Portis' 2010 base salary is guaranteed.

2010: $7.1905 million (+ $500,000 roster bonus),

2011: $8.254 million,

2012-2013: $8.5 million, 2014: Free Agent

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:27 PM

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"The mistake and the comparison being made is that they paid ARE like a #1 WR and he was never more than a 3rd/kr/pr. You can't make that mistake with Sproles. If the money is right, OK...if not let some other team over pay a situational/positional player.

Posted by: Diesel44"

Okay, I can see that, but I didn't say we should get Sproles at #1 rb money, I said we should get him at rotational RB money, right around $5 million per year. San Diego already deemed him too expensive for one year at $7.2 million, so there's no way they would envision giving him a multi-year deal at $7.2 million per season. I'm betting almost every other team would concur. Say the team sticks with Ganther, drafts a RB in rounds 4, 5, or 7, and signs Sproles at $5 million per season. That's already a 3-back rotation at a fraction of the price that Portis + Betts has cost for the last 3 years.

Posted by: psps23 | March 2, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

What part of "Redskins Insider" don't I understand? Today's first post, based on rumors from PFT, was not "Insider." This post is neither "Redskins" nor "Insider." Indeed, it's a post about a post -- something Seinfeld would make up.

At this rate, next post will be about a website that features rumors about the Olympic hockey finals.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Team asks McCoy: G-string or jock strap?
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 2, 2010 11:21 AM ET
The Bucs are off the hook. The single dumbest question of the NFL Scouting Combine was asked to Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

This perhaps stems from his extremely weak showing on the bench.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

OT is perfect the way it is.

By the time a game gets to the overtime period, both teams have had plenty of chances to win the game.

The college OT system blows.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 2, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I think we should look to cut ARE, Griffin, Thomas, Smoot, and 2/3 of our RB core if not all three. I expect Shanahan to inject some youth in our RB rotation.

Go after Dansby, Kyle Vanden Bosch, tender Rogers, try to reel in either Rolle or Dunta Robinson, and try to stopgap the RG position with Chester Pitts or Stephen Neal.

Draft Okung or Anthony Davis at 4, take LeFever in Round 2, and take rb in round 4 like joe mcknight. If Bradford goes #1 to the Rams, it shouldn't even be a question. Clausen's a bum.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 2, 2010 1:32 PM

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 2, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

something Seinfeld would make up.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:35 PM

It's that g0d damn Jack Clompus again..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Diesel--

Do we have to cut Portis? Can't we go ahead and trade him for a second or third round pick like BeantownGreg proposed?

What happens to Portis's guaranteed money if he retires? Does he still get it?

And from your data, am I correct that the incremental cost of having Portis on the roster this year is about $1.2 million -- the difference between the guaranteed money and the salary + roster bonus?

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

It's that g0d damn Jack Clompus again..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:39 PM

Yeah, I gather that you're still Jacking your Clompus.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

i like doing the CP argument with ya Diesel44.

Do you still feel he's worthy of Redskins Ring of Honor?

It'll be interesting to see if Bruce Allen decides to keep Portis...

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I really hope we bypass Peppers and go after Sproles and Dansby, I think that would help us alot. Need to address the LB corps and then Sproles, IMO would be an upgrade from Rock, Betts and the other junior runners we have in line. Then maybe draft Okung and Best to replace Ports, or a RT...I would be a happy fan.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 2, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

This perhaps stems from his extremely weak showing on the bench.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:36 PM

Most of the draft gurus were unfazed by this. A few said that he went from #1 to #2 at his position, losing out to Johnny Cash's "Boy Named Suh."

In your opinion, how many times do you think a guy needs to be able to bench press 225 pounds during a game, plus overtime?

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Pass on Sproles.

He's a good player but won't be worth what we would have to pay to get him.

We don't need the highest paid punt returner in NFL history on our roster.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 2, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

My rule changes:

On OT, move the kickoffs to the 40 and a touchback comes to the 10 or 15. That will balance things out.

Defensive penalties within the last 2 minutes, put time back on the clock to the start of the play (sometimes 5 seconds is move valuable than 5 yards)

After a safety, kick from the goal line, not the 20.

12 men on a field, if a guy is running off at full speed and within a step of the sideline, each team gets a warning once per game, not a 5 yard penalty. Hate seeing challenge flags come out for this -- but I've seen a few crucial plays get changed by this, including one by the Pats in the Super Bowl that got them a 1st down instead of facing a 4th down.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 2, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

This almost sounds like something that beantowngreg1 would post:


Snyder responds to report of $600,000 alligator desks
Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2010 1:48 PM ET
The folks at Page 6, the gossip section of the New York Post, report that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder recently plunked down $600,000 for two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.

And the report is more than mere gossip. The guy who owns the new Giorgio's of Palm Beach store on Madison Avenue said that the order had been placed, and that the furniture would be delivered in six weeks.

Snyder has responded to the report, about which we likely would never have known but for the denial.

"The story is crazy," Snyder said in a release from the team. "I don't even own a pair of alligator shoes."

Team COO Dave Donovan said that the team is "demanding a retraction" from the Post. (The Redskins also should demand that the guy who owns the store set the record straight -- or settle any legal claims, via payment in the amount of two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.)

Making the dynamics a bit more interesting is the fact that the guy who owns the Post also owns FOX, the network that televises the NFC package of Sunday afternoon games.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 2, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

If we're gonna go for an over 30 DE that still has pass rushing potential, We should be looking to reunite Fat Albert with his Titans counterpart Kyle Vandenbosch. He's got more in the tank then Daniels and knows how to play the 3-4. I don't know what type of money he's looking to command, but as far as UFA DE's are concerned, I think he's worth a look.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | March 2, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Signing Dansby would be huge for two different purposes....

When in the 3-4 set, you have dansby and fletcher in the middle, with mcintosh and orakpo on the outsides...Thats a great LB corps.

When in the 4-3 set, You have fletcher in the middle with Dansby and Mcintosh on the outside, allowing Orakpo to move to DE... Dansby would ensure that Orakpo would always be rushing the passer..

Why waste money on a guy with attitude problems like Peppers when you have a player just like him who is much younger and a stand up guy that you want to build around. Bringing in DANSBY would give us another great locker room leader who is still young and has a lot of good football ahead of him.

And as far as the Sproles signing, I would have to pass on him.. I would love to pick up Jahvid Best in the second round, guy is a game breaker

Posted by: jeffco01 | March 2, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we won't be hiring anyone in FA. Snyder done spent the cash on alligator desks:

Snyder responds to report of $600,000 alligator desks
Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2010 1:48 PM ET
The folks at Page 6, the gossip section of the New York Post, report that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder recently plunked down $600,000 for two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.

And the report is more than mere gossip. The guy who owns the new Giorgio's of Palm Beach store on Madison Avenue said that the order had been placed, and that the furniture would be delivered in six weeks.

Snyder has responded to the report, about which we likely would never have known but for the denial.

"The story is crazy," Snyder said in a release from the team. "I don't even own a pair of alligator shoes."

Team COO Dave Donovan said that the team is "demanding a retraction" from the Post. (The Redskins also should demand that the guy who owns the store set the record straight -- or settle any legal claims, via payment in the amount of two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.)

Making the dynamics a bit more interesting is the fact that the guy who owns the Post also owns FOX, the network that televises the NFC package of Sunday afternoon games.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Vicc- Yes, 2nd leading rusher all-time. Ring of Honor worthy.

L-S: At least a 2nd & a 3rd. He's worth that in jersey sales alone, Not to mention the unconditional love and irrational attachment of his next organization’s fans. That’s exactly how we should should sell him to other teams and if the other team’s FO doesn’t buy what we are selling then we will hang up the phone and call them…”Haters”

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Is there a salary cap on office equipment?

Snyder responds to report of $600,000 alligator desks

Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2010 1:48 PM ET

The folks at Page 6, the gossip section of the New York Post, report that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder recently plunked down $600,000 for two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.

And the report is more than mere gossip. The guy who owns the new Giorgio's of Palm Beach store on Madison Avenue said that the order had been placed, and that the furniture would be delivered in six weeks.

Snyder has responded to the report, about which we likely would never have known but for the denial.

"The story is crazy," Snyder said in a release from the team. "I don't even own a pair of alligator shoes."

Team COO Dave Donovan said that the team is "demanding a retraction" from the Post. (The Redskins also should demand that the guy who owns the store set the record straight -- or settle any legal claims, via payment in the amount of two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.)

Making the dynamics a bit more interesting is the fact that the guy who owns the Post also owns FOX, the network that televises the NFC package of Sunday afternoon games.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Fixing overtime is infuriatingly simple:

Lead + possession = win

Posted by: Tank2 | March 2, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Trade and cut payroll, trade down in the draft, get picks. Roll to the Super Bowl. Go SKINS.

And DIESEL44:

Yee-Haw good buddy.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 2, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

This perhaps stems from his extremely weak showing on the bench.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:36 PM

Most of the draft gurus were unfazed by this. A few said that he went from #1 to #2 at his position, losing out to Johnny Cash's "Boy Named Suh."

In your opinion, how many times do you think a guy needs to be able to bench press 225 pounds during a game, plus overtime?

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:51 PM

He's still the #2 DT, but MayCock had this to say..

But Mayock said he thinks McCoy's performance in the bench press at the scouting combine (23 repetitions of 225 pounds) is a red flag.

"When you start comparing numbers, which is what this combine is all about, in the weight room yesterday Suh did 32 and McCoy did 23," Mayock said Monday on NFL Network. "I was stunned that McCoy only did 23 reps. That tells me he hasn't been in the weight room the way he should have been over the last three years."

McCoy was tied for 35th among 50 defensive linemen who benched at this year's combine. Suh ranked sixth. The top defensive lineman, Jeff Owens of Georgia, got 44 reps of 225 pounds. The worst showing went to Antonio Coleman of Auburn, who managed 18 reps.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I think they need to leave OT alone. It ain't broke. You will always have teams/fans whine about losing, so let them whine. NOW, if they want to improve the game and the rules, then come off all of this mamby pamby protect-the-QB garbage. It takes away from the game when players have to pull up, sometimes giving a mobile QB a chance to escape. QB's get paid good money to play football and getting hit is part of the game.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 2, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Although Dan Snyder didn't order two alligator skin desks with matching chairs, I hear he did order Dallas Cowboys' themed toilet paper.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 2, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

There are 19 free agent QB's. Anyone think one of these guys would be worth signing? (Patrick Ramsey had a couple of years as #2 with Shanahan in Denver. Maybe he gets Collins' job?)

Batch, Charlie ------ UFA
Boller, Kyle ------ UFA
Brunell, Mark ------ UFA
Campbell, Jason ------ RFA
Carr, David ------ UFA
Clemens, Kellen ------ RFA
Croyle, Brodie ------ RFA
Culpepper, Daunte ------ UFA
Feeley, A.J. ------ UFA
Frye, Charlie ------ RFA
Grossman, Rex ------ UFA
Hamdan, Gibran ------ RFA
Jackson, Tarvaris ------ RFA
Losman, J.P. ------ RFA
McCown, Josh ------ UFA
Orton, Kyle ------ RFA
Pennington, Chad ------ UFA
Ramsey, Patrick ------ UFA
Redman, Chris ------ UFA
St. Pierre, Brian ------ UFA
Whitehurst, Charlie ------ RFA

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 1:05 PM
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I'd take blind, cripple, crazy over our "sometimes motivated" out-of-bounds Hail Mary QB anyday. But, as a replacement for TC...Seriously, if you were to rank the list.... imo, RFA Orton is the best on the List.. Could he be a 3rd round comp pick? Too bad we dont have one.. He would though, give JC a solid run for the starting job..

Pennington, second best...(albeit questionable health). Chad did effectively turn around Miami.. along with a few additional Parcells parts.

After that, including Soup..its a cluster..

Bill Polian on colts.com talking about Kyle Orton, Dec 8, 09...

Q: Talk about this week's opponent, the Denver Broncos. Their quarterback, Kyle Orton, is playing very well after being traded in the offseason from Chicago . . .
A: He's playing well. It was a great trade for Denver. Kyle Orton is a winner. He's a really good NFL quarterback. He proved that with the Bears. He's proving that with the Broncos. He's gotten a quarterback-friendly offense, I think, with what [Broncos Head Coach] Josh McDaniel has installed. They spread the field out and the running game to them is sort of a function of the passing game as opposed to a little bit different style than he had in Chicago. He has been great.
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Of course, Broncos were the Colts next opponent.. but Polian was still a little more out of the way effusive about him, than he had to be....

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to promote this concept for fixing overtime:

Win the damn game in the 4 hours you were given.

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 2, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to promote this concept for fixing overtime:

Win the damn game in the 4 hours you were given.

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 2, 2010 2:10 PM

+1

Just go straight to a tie in the event a team cannot win a ballgame in 4 hours of TV time.

Lest we want football to replace baseball as our national pastime.

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

This is BS. There's nothing wrong w/ sudden death. The kicking team can either stop a drive or they can't. Oh....wait, I forgot that it will soon be illegal for a defensive player to tackle the ball carrier.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | March 2, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

This is BS. There's nothing wrong w/ sudden death. The kicking team can either stop a drive or they can't. Oh....wait, I forgot that it will soon be illegal for a defensive player to tackle the ball carrier.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | March 2, 2010 2:17 PM

+1

Or just keep OT the way it is.

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Here we go again, the Post's tea-leaves. Look, the GENIUS will screw up whatever the team does as it moves forward. They could draft Jesus himself and the GENIUS would manage to piss him off.

Posted by: atidwell | March 2, 2010 12:40 PM
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I heard Jesus ran a couple bad 40s at the Combine and now he's most likely out of the top 10.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 2, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to promote this concept for fixing overtime:

Win the damn game in the 4 hours you were given.

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 2, 2010 2:10 PM

I'd like to have the two teams meet for a rematch, best two out of three, in the offseason. That way, we'd have football year round. We wouldn't be here today arguing about overtime rules, free agents, and the celery cap. We'd be arguing about the three games in April against the Saints. That's what I'm talking about.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Is there a salary cap on office equipment?

Snyder responds to report of $600,000 alligator desks

Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2010 1:48 PM ET

The folks at Page 6, the gossip section of the New York Post, report that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder recently plunked down $600,000 for two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.

And the report is more than mere gossip. The guy who owns the new Giorgio's of Palm Beach store on Madison Avenue said that the order had been placed, and that the furniture would be delivered in six weeks.

Snyder has responded to the report, about which we likely would never have known but for the denial.

"The story is crazy," Snyder said in a release from the team. "I don't even own a pair of alligator shoes."

Team COO Dave Donovan said that the team is "demanding a retraction" from the Post. (The Redskins also should demand that the guy who owns the store set the record straight -- or settle any legal claims, via payment in the amount of two alligator leather desks with matching alligator-skin chairs.)

Making the dynamics a bit more interesting is the fact that the guy who owns the Post also owns FOX, the network that televises the NFC package of Sunday afternoon games.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 1:56 PM
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The guy who owns the new Giorgio's of Palm Beach store on Madison Avenue said that the order had been placed, and that the furniture would be delivered in six weeks.

Six Weeks!!!!

Well now, that explains the familiar looking guy, with those big bug eyes, seen picking up alligator road kill on the Florida EverGlades highway.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

This is BS. There's nothing wrong w/ sudden death. The kicking team can either stop a drive or they can't. Oh....wait, I forgot that it will soon be illegal for a defensive player to tackle the ball carrier.

Posted by: nonsensical2001

Just change the spot for the kickoff and touchback 10 yards, Kickoff from the 40, touchback goes to the 10 (or 35 and 15). Much tougher call on whether to kick or receive. Doesn't change the sudden death aspect, makes it fairer for the team losing the coin flip.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 2, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I heard Jesus ran a couple bad 40s at the Combine and now he's most likely out of the top 10.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 2, 2010 2:21 PM

Guy walks on water and then turns it into wine and you're putting him only the second or third best at Strong Prophet? The 40 is not a legitimate Prophet skill.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Julius Peppers and Daunta Robinson will be personally delivering those alligator desks to Mr. Snyder after they sign their free agent contracts Friday a.m.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 2, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I heard Jesus ran a couple bad 40s at the Combine and now he's most likely out of the top 10.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 2, 2010 2:21 PM

those times were ran over a water and we are still awaiting his official turf time.

combine requirements include no open-toed sandles

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The 40 is not a legitimate Prophet skill.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 2:29 PM
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How about the 3 cone?
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 2, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Damn League-Source,

youstolemythunder

on that line...

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Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

If Favre, Manning, or Brady are playing - the NFL should adopt college overtime rules

Everyone else plays sudden death.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 2, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm always amazed at what causes the front office to jump into action. Can't speak to the media about the team, but when it comes to alligator chairs, they're all over it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 2, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

If Favre, Manning, or Brady are playing - the NFL should adopt college overtime rules
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agreed.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

We wouldn't be here today arguing about overtime rules, free agents, and the celery cap. We'd be arguing about the three games in April against the Saints. That's what I'm talking about.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 2:25 PM

What the heck does the celery cap have to do with football?

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 2, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Forget about the alligator skins. What went unsaid is that furniture was made with genuine Potomac River pine.

Posted by: skinswest | March 2, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

What the heck does the celery cap have to do with football?

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 2, 2010 2:37 PM

Most wing places like BWW, Wings etc, & Black Hog have put a cap on the amount of celery given out with each order.

Cluck U (my favorite) has chosen to ignore the celery cap.

I'm not sure who actually eats the celery, but as usual L-S is choosing to make a big deal out of nothing.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

We should offer Jason Campbell a three year extension..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Doug Farrar is way more concerned about another issue: consistency among officiating crews.

>>>>>>>>>>>>

So is dcsween! It drives me NUTS that the most popular and lucrative sports enterprise in this country cannot bring itself to have a professional officiating corps of guys whose only job is to officiate games. I don't buy it that they don't work long enough hours to justify full-time hires. Too much rides on the outcome of calls, esp. bad ones. If the League paid refs a third of what the vet minimum is, those guys would have the incentive to quit their day jobs and we could remove probably the most irritating aspect of the game day experience, specifically, human error.

Posted by: dcsween | March 2, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Redskin for Life. Jason Campbell.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh - here's an improvement on OT to remove the toin coss:

Put the ball at the center of the field. Have both O lines form a scrum. Blow the whistle. Whichever team recovers the ball gets to receive a kick.

...I'm bringin' rugby back.

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 2, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | March 2, 2010 2:48 PM

100% in agreement. Heck, just take some of the money being paid to the top NFL personnel (based on #s released earlier this year) and channel it to hiring full-time officials.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 2, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I press down pretty hard when I write long-hand. I would pass on an alligator skin desk. Now a barno-skin desk, that would work. He's pretty thick skinned.

Posted by: dcsween | March 2, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Overtime in the NFL has to do with broadcast scheduling not the quality of the outcome.

Too much left up to the coin flip. Teams should be given matching possessions and if they can't settle it by the end of another full period, then declare a tie.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | March 2, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

My proposals:

1. No coin-flip but keep sudden death. Team that scores last in regulation automatically kicks off in overtime. This would force the team that ties the game to go for 2 or face kicking the ball to start OT.

OR

2. Keep coin flip and sudden death, but no kick-off. Team gets the ball on the 20.

Posted by: dclifer97 | March 2, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I press down pretty hard when I write long-hand. I would pass on an alligator skin desk. Now a barno-skin desk, that would work. He's pretty thick skinned.

Posted by: dcsween | March 2, 2010 2:53 PM

I'm thinking that if you own an alligator skin desk you never write anything -- although you may sign alimony checks to your first and second wives. Everything else is done for you.

Posted by: League-Source | March 2, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

My proposals:

1. No coin-flip but keep sudden death. Team that scores last in regulation automatically kicks off in overtime. This would force the team that ties the game to go for 2 or face kicking the ball to start OT.

Posted by: dclifer97 | March 2, 2010 2:56 PM

And if they end regulation tied at 0?

I have no problem the way OT is currently. The bigger problem is the officiating. These guys need to be full time and outside of Hochuli and his pipes, need to be in better shape. I'm sick poor officiating and one way to improve it is simply to make these guys full time and pay them accordingly.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Reform of officiating should be a higher priority that reform of overtime rules.

There also should be concussion reform. Seems like the Skins did OK with hammy reform.

Posted by: dcsween | March 2, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It's gonna take a first-possession-in-overtime Superbowl winner to make the powers that be change the rule.

It makes cents factoring in all the extra commercials to be aired during an endless Superbowl game.

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

they need to start enforcing spearing. A couple a dozen of spearing penalties in the pre season would make the game safer and better.

Last thread- I agree that Portis' contract is NG, but he IS our 2nd leading rusher of all time, has carried the O along with Cooley and Samuels AND was in the pro bowl 2 yrs ago.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 2, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

My point being, that a simple solution can be had regarding OT. It is what it is now, but with a little tweeking and little effort can be resolved.

Yes, officiating is a larger issue and should be tackled, but any solution would be more complex (not saying that should deter them from taking it on). Same with concussions. I agree, those issues should be the priority over OT. But IMO, OT is much easier to make better.

Posted by: dclifer97 | March 2, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Get rid of the tuck rule.

Posted by: skinswest | March 2, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse


Redskins explore their nose-tackle options in draft

Mike Shanahan is calling it simply "the Redskins defense," but even if the new system is a hybrid of sorts, expect to see a 3-4 base. For now, as the team prepares to build its roster via free agency and the draft, you'll hear a lot more chatter about that nose tackle spot.

Even if the ream thinks it has a short-term solution to nose tackle -- Albert Haynesworth, whether he likes it or not, sure seems like a front-runner -- it could use the draft to figure out a long-term fix. Three nose tackles in the draft seem to be generating the most buzz -- and one of them has ties to Haynesworth.

While defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy could be the top two picks, the top nose tackles seem to be Tennessee's Dan Williams, Alabama's Terrence Cody and North Carolina's Cam Thomas.

Having attended the same college as Haynesworth, Williams is very familiar with the Redskins' big defensive tackle. In fact, Williams worked out with Haynesworth before last season.

"He showed me some tips," said Williams, a 326-pounder. "He kind of helped me out a little bit before the season started.''

Tennessee has produced some good defensive linemen -- John Henderson is another -- and Williams looks to only make that list longer.

"We have guys that come out every year. That is part of the reason I went to Tennessee, for the great tradition of defensive tackles," Williams said. "When I first got there, coach Dan Brooks is a great coach and I think he still is producing good products. ... The prestige of defensive tackles at Tennessee, it's a long list. One of my goals in going to Tennessee was to add my name to that list.''

Though he ran a 5.17 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and did 26 reps on the bench, consider Williams a long-shot for Washington. He's likely a mid-to-late first-rounder, which means if the Redskins do want a nose tackle that early in the draft, they'd likely move down to get one.

Hey, it's Cameron Diaz!

Forget the alligator desks. Dan Steinberg at the D.C. Sports Bog has an item about Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Cameron Diaz (and Brian Orakpo). Go there now. We'll wait for you to return.

By Rick Maese | March 2, 2010; 2:52 PM ET
Categories: Mike Shanahan

Posted by: Vicc | March 2, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 2, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

That's the only way the Trannys in 305 can make a living!


36"-24"-"34...

....9"...??!!

Posted by: DikShuttle | March 2, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

We should offer Jason Campbell a three year extension..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 2, 2010 2:45 PM
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And then trade him to Buffalo for two draft picks and a truckload of Buffalo wings.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 2, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 2, 2010 3:11 PM

I know you're a fan of his. He's been more than adequately paid for his contributions.

You and others talk about the past and need to focus on the future. As in CP has a past but no future with the skins. It’s going to hurt for a little while but you’ll come out of it a thicker skinned Skin’s fan rather than a player first fan. At least one of your favorites (JC) will still be here for one more year.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 2, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

The heck with Overtime. I say get rid of punting and field goals. If you can't get the first down or touchdown, you lose the ball.

Posted by: Sulphide1 | March 2, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

League-Source
Beantown and everyone else knows NO ONE is going to take on that salary for a 2nd-3rd.

Posted by: boysheadcoach | March 3, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

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