The coach of the team most likely to want to see the current overtime rules change officially has no position on a proposal that would extend the game that results in a first-drive field goal.
Vikings coach Brad Childress has yet to make up his mind.
“Part of me doesn’t want to screw around with what’s been [the
practice],” Childress said, per Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “And part of me says, let’s give it a
The Vikings lost in the NFC title game to the Saints, after the Saints won the toss and drove into field goal range, the first time a conference championship has been decided on the first drive of overtime.
Childress’ reluctance to vote for the change possibly flows from the reality that, as a reader has pointed out, the Vikings’ next trip to the Super Bowl would then result in Minnesota winning the toss in overtime, scoring a field goal on the first drive . . . and then giving up a touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff.