BOSTON (CBS) – After what was billed as potentially the greatest game ever played in Kansas City on Sunday night, debates over the NFL’s overtime format were heated on the internet. around the football world. They are unlikely to stop anytime soon.
The crew at “Inside The NFL” on Paramount+ offered to take care of the matter by the end of this week’s episode.
Phil Simms proposed a full 10-minute game time to determine the winner. Brandon Marshall agreed to that proposal, citing fairness. Ray Lewis argues that defense is still important and therefore the format does not need to change.
It was a heated debate…until Julian Edelman came up with a rule proposition to overcome all of the rule proposals.
“My thinking is that they should probably make it like the XFL did,” Edelman said. “They just throw a ball in the middle of the field, and whoever gets it, you get the ball. Remember that, guys? ”
Edelman is of course referring to the XFL’s infamous coin toss replacement from the run in the 1990s, which pitted two opponents in a foot race/wrestling match for a soccer ball back. to determine ownership. It was absolute chaos.
Edelman is joking and inspiring some of the co-hosts to laugh. But if the NFL wanted an overtime solution that didn’t involve a coin toss, the retired awardee could have delivered some genius borrowed from Vince McMahon’s old league.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/01/26/julian-edelman-very-best-suggestion-nfl-overtime-rule-change/ Julian Edelman has the very best proposal for changing the NFL’s overtime rules – CBS Boston