Chiefs’ overtime proposal tabled until May

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NFL owners voted to table the Chiefs’ overtime proposal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. It allows more time for study and discussion before the May meetings.

The Chiefs proposed that both teams possess the ball at least once in overtime. It came after New England scored a touchdown on the first drive of overtime in the AFC Championship Game, keeping Patrick Mahomes on the sideline and sending the Patriots to the Super Bowl.

“The fact that it’s being talked about I think is good,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday morning at the annual coaches’ breakfast at the onwers “We’re not the only ones that are in that mix [of wanting a change to overtime].

“. . .We’ll just see how it all works. I’ve always kind of had this feeling about it, even before our game. This isn’t he first time this has been brought up. It’s been brought up a few times here.”

The Chiefs also want overtime eliminated for the preseason and for the overtime coin toss eliminated in lieu of the team winning the pregame coin toss getting the option to kick, receive or select which goal to defend in overtime.

23 responses to “Chiefs’ overtime proposal tabled until May

  1. This rule proposal only makes sense and shouldn’t have to be “tabled” for further thought! Maybe we need a younger group making these simple decisions. The current group of “thinkers” seem to be destroying the game and driving fans away!

  2. So basically what Reid is saying is that he didn’t like the rule but had nothing to say about it until his team was affected by it. Got it. So really what you’re saying is that you don’t care about certain rules until they affect you

  3. Seriously, would anyone even be complaining about the OT rules if KC had won the toss and Mahomes led a walkoff drive? I doubt it.

  4. So if both teams score do they both get the ball again? Sorry but defense still matters and if you can’t stop a TD than you don’t get to win. My team has a great QB too but if the D can’t stop anyone than the TEAM loses.

  5. Andy, stop worrying about overtime coin flips and start worrying a little bit more about what your players are doing off the field.

  6. Next up we’ll be regulating that both teams should get the ball “X” number of times per game. No more of this – “they ended up getting the ball once or twice extra during the game based on turnovers/clock management”.
    SMDH

  7. “How about, you had four quarters to win. Stop complaining about not being given a chance in OT…”
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    The Pats had 4 quarters to win as well and they couldn’t. They received the ball one more time then the Chiefs did and won the game. That’s a problem in my books.

  8. “We’re not the only ones that are in that mix [of wanting a change to overtime] – there’s a whole bunch of teams that have lost to the Patriots in the last 17 years or so”

    “. . .We’ll just see how it all works. I’ve always kind of had this feeling about it, even before our game. But now that we’ve lost a game ourselves, I think it’s definitely time to change things up.”

  9. If NE lost the coin toss, and KC scored a TD, nothing more would have been said.

  10. “Again, college football gets it right.”
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    I love college football. But their OT is weak. Starting drives at the 25 is lame. And would be even lamer in the NFL where kickers are so much more consistent. At least in college if teams take a sack they can actually fall out of field goal range but that would be close to impossible given how good NFL kickers are.

  11. To all the Patriot fans saying if KC had won the coin flip nothing would have been said… Are you freaking kidding?? Every Pats fan would have been screaming and yammering incessantly about how a coin flip cost Brady a shot at a sixth ring, how the entire league is rigged against them and so on and so on… So please spare us!

  12. This is what happens when you make the game so favored to the offense with constant rule changes. It eventually becomes last person with the ball wins. Chiefs defense was garbage al year and everyone knew it would eventually catch up to them. Defense is part of the game too and I liked that both teams get the ball after a fg because it only took a couple of first downs to get one but If you can’t defend against a td for one possession sorry you deserve to lose

  13. Here is my Idea./
    First team to posses the ball – Scores a field goal or TD
    Second team get the ball- no ties are allowed must score a TD to beat a field goal. Must score a TD and 2 point conv to beat a TD

    If the first team to score, scores a TD and a 2 point conversion – they win.. As the best the second team could do is tie.

  14. Ok, how about this… do it like soccer, just extend the 4th quarter with negative time until someone scores.. that is just an extension of the regular flow of the game.. if its tired with .02 sec on the clock the team with the ball keeps it and keeps playing… a team driving with no time left gets to keep that momentum and the ball – that keeps teams from playing for OT and also no ties…

  15. addmy2cents says:
    March 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    To all the Patriot fans saying if KC had won the coin flip nothing would have been said… Are you freaking kidding?? Every Pats fan would have been screaming and yammering incessantly about how a coin flip cost Brady a shot at a sixth ring, how the entire league is rigged against them and so on and so on… So please spare us!

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    Hmmm…an interesting comment for sure @addmy2cents.

    While some (or a majority) of Patriots fans may have been, what is that “screaming and yammering incessantly” the difference is you would hear crickets from Foxborough and Bill Belichick. Belichick would have said something along the lines of “we had a chance at the end, but could not stop Mahomes, Hill, Reid’s coaching” something along that line. I seriously doubt Belichick or the Patriots organization would be proposing a change to the overtime rules. If asked about it at this weeks meetings, Belichick would say something along the line of “that was last season, we are focused on this team and this season”.

    You can say what you like about Belichick, many have and will continue to but he is consistent in his views and when his team loses a game, he points the finger at himself.

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