Two of the four teams that voted against the new overtime rules have already said they will support expanding the changes into the regular season.
But that doesn’t guarantee the measure will pass. Teams could change votes from Yay to Nay. The Browns look like they will do just that.
“I think I am against it [for regular-season games],” said Mike Holmgren. “I voted for it for the championship games and Super Bowl. That was
kind of a concession. The competition committee and the commissioner
wanted it clearly. This one, at the very least, will warrant more of a
discussion, in my opinion.”
Holmgren is the Browns president, but has the unique opportunity to essentially serve as an owner at the league meetings, in place of Randy Lerner. Holmgren’s previous experience in football that is driving this decision.
“I guess it’s the coaching side [of me] coming up. I feel, leave
[overtime] the way it is for the regular season,” Holmgren said.
We think the argument to keep rules uniform for the regular season and overtime is a strong one, but Holmgren’s opinion is an indication that not everyone agrees.