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Jets currently oppose overtime change, Patriots support it

As the clouds gather for Wednesday’s vote regarding the much-needed tweaking of the league’s overtime procedures, it’s no surprise that two bitter rivals are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The New York Jets currently oppose the measure, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post

It’s working pretty well the way it’s going now,” Johnson told Hubbuch on Sunday in Orlando.  “We’re going to look at it until the final moment, but as of right now, we’re kind of leaning toward keeping it the way it is now.”

In contrast, the New England Patriots favor the change.  Said owner Bob Kraft on Monday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com:  “I think it will be
more exciting. . . .  It’s another way that we keep working to improve our
product
.”

And that’s the key phrase — “improving our product.”  It’s a mantra that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been reciting both publicly and privately; the league is successful because it’s always looking for ways to become better.  Removing an inherently unfair outcome — a first-drive field goal to win a playoff game — will necessarily improve the product.

Still, it remains to be seen how it all turns out.  As of right now, the Ravens and Bengals oppose the move, based on their “no” votes before the Competition Committee.  The Jets are leaning against the measure.  The Lions and Vikings are on the fence.

And it takes only nine “no” votes to kill the deal.

Still, some influential owners back the move — including Pats owner Bob Kraft and, based on the outcome before the Competition Committee, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, Giants co-owner John Mara, and Falcons owner Arthur Blank.  Also supporting the measure based on the 6-2 outcome before the supposedly influential rule-making body (whose status as truly being “influential” will be undermined if the measure fails) are Titans owner Bud Adams and Colts owner Jim Irsay.

It’s also possible that some of the teams leaning “no” will be tying their final position to other concessions.  The Jets, for example, might want assurances that the proposed New York Super Bowl remains a wink-nod done deal despite last week’s coin-flip flap.  The Vikings could be attempting to finagle support from the league office for a post-2011 relocation of the franchise, which could help leverage a new stadium in Minnesota.  And the Lions might be looking for a guarantee that they’ll continue to have a hammerlock on one of the Thanksgiving games.

Should such concerns influence the voting process?  No.  Can they?  Absolutely.

Still, when the time comes we hope that this supposedly unified body of owners will set aside their own agendas and cast a ballot with an eye toward the greater good of the game.
 

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34 Responses to “Jets currently oppose overtime change, Patriots support it”
  1. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 22, 2010 9:40 AM

    Those that support it, will quickly change their mind when they see their season come to a close, on a coin flip……

  2. MarinoRules says: Mar 22, 2010 9:42 AM

    Jets fans reflect their owner and their coach–nothing but whiny brats

  3. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 22, 2010 9:43 AM

    Jets a lowly bunch of scum.

  4. pacstud says: Mar 22, 2010 9:45 AM

    Florio, you are officially a stalker. Let it go, the Vikings lost man.
    You’ll learn to love again.

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:58 AM

    I know several million other people who don’t support it, the fans

  6. Michael LaRocca says: Mar 22, 2010 9:59 AM

    (Sung to the tune of “Chain of fools”)
    Chain-chain-chain
    (chain-chain-chain)
    Change the rules
    (change the rules)
    Chain-chain-chain
    (chain-chain-chain)
    Change the rules
    (change the rules)

  7. 123456 says: Mar 22, 2010 10:00 AM

    MarinoRules says:
    “Jets fans reflect their owner and their coach–nothing but whiny brats”
    Says the Dolphin fan….2 posts in on a Jets story. Keep humping Woody’s leg….How’s J-lo as an owner working out? Sick of doing the Macarena dance every TD yet?
    LOL

  8. GRpatriot says: Mar 22, 2010 10:00 AM

    Shocking! The Jets and the Pats don’t agree?
    Are the Jets against Teams laying down to let other Teams into the playoffs? No?
    The Bengals and Colts should hang thier heads in shame. Both choked and it serves them right… We want to lengthen the schedule to 17 games? Hell, you can’t get these guys to play 16 games!
    Marvin’s anti new OT rule? Sure, we don’t need to play no stinking games! Marvin go sign another convict….
    Polian on the fence? Maybe they shouldn’t get a vote considering they didn’t play the regular season 16 games anyway! How did that workout for ya Bill? All that, no 16-0 plus lose the SuperBowl……

  9. tfunk says: Mar 22, 2010 10:00 AM

    This is ridiculous! So are the defense’s and offense’s going to wear different colored jerseys too. I mean defense is obviously a “bad product” right. These teams have a week to make themselves one point better and almost every defense clams up in OT. Less than 50% of the coin toss winners actually win anyway!!! ITS A JOKE!

  10. cballlv11 says: Mar 22, 2010 10:17 AM

    If the rule change passes, it will be the worst thing to happen to NFL football since the strike.

  11. Hap says: Mar 22, 2010 10:20 AM

    That’s because The Cheat’s supposedly have a better O than The Bretts, I mean The Jets.

  12. My Coke Can says: Mar 22, 2010 10:24 AM

    Well I guess if the Patriots support it, then it is a done deal.

  13. FriarBob says: Mar 22, 2010 10:26 AM

    It’s only “inherently unfair” when your team loses.
    Otherwise its just simply bad luck. And every team gets some from time to time. If you don’t want to lose in overtime, play better in regulation!

  14. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 22, 2010 10:29 AM

    whats wrong with sudden death?
    why are u guys trying to make everything fair?
    get over it Brett didn’t get his chance because he choked.
    Florio your Vikings will never make the SB

  15. Cameltoecleavage says: Mar 22, 2010 10:30 AM

    There’s rally nothin at all wrong with sudden death overtime I don’t understand why cheatig Bob kraft thinks losing by a feild goal is unfair, if your in overtime then it was a tie and chances are if it’s a tie then u got some defensive stops so stop em again I don’t see what’s so unfair? If u can’t keep them from kickin a feild goal then Why do u deserve to win the game anyway? And if this rule passes then why just use it in the playoffs why not use it all year round to perfect it? This propasal is just retarded in all honesty

  16. jetboy says: Mar 22, 2010 10:30 AM

    They didn’t even mention the Dolphins because they don’t even matter…

  17. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 22, 2010 10:50 AM

    “tfunk says:
    March 22, 2010 10:00 AM
    Less than 50% of the coin toss winners actually win anyway!!! ITS A JOKE!”
    The stats were quoted earlier and it is more like over 60% of teams that win the toss win the game. I dont understand how any true fan of the game would like the coin toss to remain as the way of determining the outcome of a game.

  18. jetboy says: Mar 22, 2010 10:51 AM

    Dolphin fans have to be one of the stupidest fans on the planet, all they know is Danny Marino, where is Danny boy, we can’t find a quarterback like Danny,when their team is losing, their gay ass Sun life Stadium EMPTY, talk about a shitty fan base, you ask a Dolph fan their starting roster ummm hmmm QB. Dan ah Marino, RB. O wait I know this one ummm Sammy Smith, Ricky Brown, no wait Ronnie DUI Brown, he’s cool, he’s a Player, he rolls South Beach, he’s got really cool tattoo’s, WR. Ummmm Ted Ginn he’s really fast, O and the white guy ummm Greg something ummm Camario I think I ‘m not sure, I know I hate the Jets though, they have real fans who fill our Rainbow Colored Stadium, and spend lots of money, we can’t spend money because we don’t have any, because we be thugs and only got to 8th grade.

  19. chris says: Mar 22, 2010 11:00 AM

    Typical, uninformed JETS fans,
    “How’s J-lo as an owner working out?” She is not working out as an owner,since she is not one.
    If my memory serves me correctly, we spank ed your sorry green ass’s twice last year? remember?..incase you forgot:
    October 12 Miami Dolphins 31-27 New York Jets LandShark Stadium
    November 1 Miami Dolphins 30-25 New York Jets The Meadowlands

  20. dma8152 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:07 AM

    Boy,
    this sounds exactly like how the House passed Obama’s Health Care Plan (backroom deals for all)

  21. jetboy says: Mar 22, 2010 11:14 AM

    no we remember, we also remember playing in the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, we also remembered, to work the free agent market so your sorry ass’s don’t get lucky again, your team and fans and ownership suck and you will always be second class fans to any other fan in the NFL, your knowledge of the game is pathetic, any time you wanna talk about the game just ask any other fan here on PFT we’ll help you out, don’t be embrassed.

  22. ko77 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:17 AM

    oh yea i forgot… its marc anthony…. guys, its cool now, the dolphins owner is marc anthony. Nothin to worry about here…
    dumbass dolphin fans

  23. ZombieRevolution says: Mar 22, 2010 11:18 AM

    “It’s working pretty well the way it’s going now,” Johnson told Hubbuch on Sunday in Orlando. “We’re going to look at it until the final moment, but as of right now, we’re kind of leaning toward keeping it the way it is now.”
    I know in the rush to get things posted and throw out an opinion on everything it is easy to ignore professionalism. But if you are going to quote someone, it is basic journalism to fully identify that person. The article Florio cites has a full name for “Johnson”. Don’t be so lazy Florio.

  24. jetboy says: Mar 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    PFT means Pro Football Talk, so why are any Dolphin fans posting here? It’s not gang banger. com, or i be illiterate .com.

  25. Dustin Chandler says: Mar 22, 2010 11:34 AM

    It’s because the Jets can play defense…
    and the Patriots can’t.

  26. QJ1984 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:43 AM

    Hmmmmmmmmmm. And evidently the Ravens and Bengals oppose it as well, Ozzie Newsome and Marvin Lewis were reportedly the 2 no votes on 6-2 to vote. Is it much of a coincidence that those 3 teams, Bengals, Ravens, Jets all play smash mouth football and would be more likely to have to settle for the field goal in OT.
    The other side of the fence is the pass happy teams, that could probably drive the lenght of the field to score a TD in OT, ie. Pats and Colts.
    I wouldnt be surprised if more teams choose sides the same way.

  27. 123456 says: Mar 22, 2010 11:53 AM

    chris says:
    Typical, uninformed JETS fans,
    “How’s J-lo as an owner working out?” She is not working out as an owner,since she is not one.
    If my memory serves me correctly, we spank ed your sorry green ass’s twice last year? remember?..incase you forgot:
    October 12 Miami Dolphins 31-27 New York Jets LandShark Stadium
    November 1 Miami Dolphins 30-25 New York Jets The Meadowlands
    _______________________________________
    Congrats!!!! As long as you beat the Jets, your season’s a success!!!
    Sorry about the mix-up with your owners btw….J-LO/Mark Anthony…..6 of one half dozen of anther if you ask me.

  28. Mark0226 says: Mar 22, 2010 12:27 PM

    It really sickens me to read over and over and over and over again how a COIN FLIP DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF A GAME.
    Do the teams not kickoff? Do the teams not put 12, oops, 11 men on the field and play the game of FOOTBALL to determine the outcome of the game?
    If the COIN FLIP is the problem, then elikminate the F’ing coin flip. Don’t change the whole F’ing game. Name another sport that uses a coin flip to start the game or OT.
    Of course, they could never to something that simple because then they wouldn’t have the stupid coin to send to the NFL Hall of Shame

  29. Drat says: Mar 22, 2010 12:54 PM

    I really hate any ideas to make football in overtime a different sport than football in regular time.
    If we go in that direction, how about this?: A tie game will be decided by shooting a game of horse between the two left guards.

  30. KILLER FIN says: Mar 22, 2010 1:03 PM

    Henne was GOOD enough to beat the junk jets TWICE!!!

  31. The Wishbone says: Mar 22, 2010 2:47 PM

    @ Florio,
    How does watering down the end of regulation “improve the game”? What’s “unfair” about playing to win? Please explain.

  32. aious says: Mar 22, 2010 5:44 PM

    I favor the change as well as I think it is better if both teams have a chance to have the ball (I know the rule doesn’t guarantee that)….but it is hilarious how the NFL is doing it because Favre got knocked out of the NFCCG
    How pathetic is that?
    It really should be the Favre rule

  33. smithopher says: Mar 22, 2010 8:34 PM

    hahahah do we really need to discuss who is better between the dolphins and jets? the first game was a close game IN MIAMI, and the jets beat the hell out of miami in that game they lost in the meadowlands. it was those 2 bs kick returns for tds that put them over. how close did miami get to the afc championship game? watch this year, the jets will make henne scream with revis and cromartie covering his questionable (at best) receivers and the big men up front in his face, and Shonn Greene is gonna eat Karlos Dansby for breakfast.

  34. tfunk says: Mar 22, 2010 10:09 PM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    March 22, 2010 10:50 AM
    The stats were quoted earlier and it is more like over 60% of teams that win the toss win the game. I dont understand how any true fan of the game would like the coin toss to remain as the way of determining the outcome of a game.
    This year maybe the last 5-6 years it hasn’t been. Just a reminder its your 53 against their 53, special teams and defense count too…
    a real football fan

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