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Old October 21 2012, 07:33 PM   #391
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

Not an amusing afternoon for Baltimore today...
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Old October 21 2012, 09:35 PM   #392
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Yeah, the Ravens game was just painful.

A couple of heart-breakers elsewhere. The Redskins come back, watch the Giants come back, RG3 drives again only to have the ball stripped from the Receiver.

Bucs almost tied it against the Saints, but the receiver stepped out of bounds in the endzone.

I think there were a few more, but those were the ones I got to see.
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Old October 22 2012, 11:30 AM   #393
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I must not have gotten the memo that last year's playoff OT rules now apply in the regular season as well.

Jets/Pats game yesterday - After Gostkowski hit that FG in OT, I was about to turn off the game and go make dinner, until I saw them trot off the field and the kickoff teams run on.

I can't stand the new system. It's gimmicky. Either just have it be sudden death, adopt the college system, or have it be a fixed period.
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Old October 22 2012, 01:13 PM   #394
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I personally say fixed period. There are a lot of things I dislike about the College system and I'd argue it's just as gimmicky. Sudden death has flaws. I thought the opportunity to make a comeback was a good system.
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Old October 22 2012, 01:23 PM   #395
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How long a period? Standard 15 min?
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Old October 22 2012, 01:45 PM   #396
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That's what I would do. Playing against the clock is a fundamental part of the NFL game. Any other version deprives that element. And, while I could see less time, I've seen inconclusive overtime games where they take 10 minutes to score so I don't see the point of reducing it if only by 5 minutes if it means the other team is only going to get 30 seconds or so to score. If I can get numbers that say the average time to score is 5 minutes, I could see reducing the total to 10 just to avoid dragging the game out too much, but that's about it.
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Old October 22 2012, 01:48 PM   #397
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10 minutes might give a greater sense of urgency, although you know the team that received would try to milk an 8 minute drive not leaving the other team much time to score.

5 minutes is too short - many drives last longer than that.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:00 PM   #398
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While I had an idea for overtime that I liked a little bit more, I think the current setup is better than the way it was. I like the idea of eliminating cheap field goals as a way to win.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:13 PM   #399
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The old 'return the kickoff to the 30, get a couple first downs, and then try a 58 yarder' approach?
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Old October 22 2012, 04:34 PM   #400
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It's good to be a Texans fan these days. After a bye week, we get Buffalo at home, which should be an easy win. Then on the road for a Sunday night game at Da Bears. I'm looking forward to that Bears game, it should be a good one. Two good defenses in that Bears game.
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Old October 22 2012, 05:44 PM   #401
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Marty Hurney has been relieved of his GM duties in Carolina; Rumors are that Rivera may be on his way out, too.
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Old October 23 2012, 05:15 AM   #402
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That was a truly pathetic display from the Lions. If that were my franchise Schwartz would be cleaning out his desk tomorrow morning.
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Old October 24 2012, 01:03 PM   #403
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It appears Sean Lee is about to have season ending surgery. Well that's just great.
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Old October 24 2012, 02:26 PM   #404
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Here's a nice little article on the Rams arriving in London for their "home game" against the Patriots.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rams-ar...5423--nfl.html

It's not often a team gets a chance to have their asses kicked on two continents!



Oh, I just made myself sad...

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Old October 24 2012, 06:20 PM   #405
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Timby, the subject of Suh's sack of Cutler Monday night still seems to have some legs. What are your thoughts on the play itself? Was it another dirty play by Suh, or was it legitimate?
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