A team that rarely visits the postseason currently has no opinion regarding a proposed change to the overtime rule that applies during postseason games.
According to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com, the Lions have yet to make up their mind on the “modified sudden death” rule, which would prevent first-drive field goals from winning playoff games that go to an extra period.
“We’re open-minded,” coach Jim Schwartz said.
Team president Tom Lewand, who explained that he, Schwartz, and G.M. Martin Mayhew had not yet discussed the proposal, believes that the measure could be bumped to the May ownership meetings, which would give everyone more time to discuss the possible move.
Hey, we’ve got no problem with a delay until May. They can delay it until early January, as long as they do the right thing and change the rule.
UPDATE: As a reader points out, the Lions’ final position might hinge on the manner in which the rule applies to the quarterback running out of his own end zone.