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fansince'76
09-11-2009, 12:24 PM
You know, since he went on and on this past postseason about how tragically unfair it was that Lord Manning never had an opportunity to get back on the field against the Bolts and how the OT rules needed to be changed pronto to prevent such an injustice from ever occurring again.

Considering that last night's game could very possibly have huge implications on playoff seedings/berths down the road, has he written another whinefest demanding that the Competition Committee change the OT rules to allow each team at least one possession?

No? Is that maybe because he doesn't have the Titans' balls on his chin? Something to ponder.... :scratchchin:

DaPhonz
09-11-2009, 01:36 PM
He tweeted about it last night:

"Overtime rules stink. Both teams need a possession. @michaelombardi. We can start the 09 season debating the overtime rules."

http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/3904121002

jasonhightower
09-11-2009, 01:42 PM
I've never really agreed with them either, but that is some excessive whining. Hell, we're only one game into the season... Can't change them mid year so why whine about it now?

fansince'76
09-11-2009, 01:53 PM
He tweeted about it last night:

"Overtime rules stink. Both teams need a possession. @michaelombardi. We can start the 09 season debating the overtime rules."

http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/3904121002

I stand corrected, but I don't pay any attention to Twitter. However, he didn't make it an issue in the most current column he wrote, like he did last January.

Here's what he said today, with not a peep about how "unfair" the OT rules are:

I'll forever wonder why Tennessee defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil called the dogs off late in the fourth quarter, with Pittsburgh driving to win. After Jevon Kearse demolished Ben Roethlisberger and left him reeling at the Tennessee 33 with six minutes left, the Steelers had a third-and-12 and were on the edge of field-goal range. One more strong rush, and the Titans could preserve a 10-7 lead and beat the Super Bowl champs. But Cecil called for a three-man rush, and Roethlisberger had enough time to throw for a 15-yard gain. A tie game soon followed, then a Steelers OT win. I can hear Tennessee fans everywhere saying this morning: "Damn pree-vent defense. All it did was prevent us from winning.''

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/09/10/gameplan.week.1/1.html#ixzz0QozOvIRp

Here's what he said last January:

The overtime rule continues to be the dumbest, stupidest, most indefensible rule the NFL has on its books. Giving a coin flip more power than Tony Soprano has now deprived us of a satisfactory ending to two pivotal games this year -- Jets-Patriots in Week 11, when the Patriots and 401-yard passer Matt Cassel never saw the ball in overtime after a heroic fourth-quarter comeback, and Colts-Chargers, when we didn't get to see the NFL MVP even play in the fifth quarter because it was a one-possession overtime.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/01/04/wildcards/index.html#ixzz0Qp0GMJRl

stlrtruck
09-11-2009, 02:07 PM
I was talking to a titan fan friend of mine and we came to the conclusion that they should play another 15 minutes of football and if there is no winner by the end of it, then it's a tie.

RoethlisBURGHer
09-11-2009, 02:39 PM
I was talking to a titan fan friend of mine and we came to the conclusion that they should play another 15 minutes of football and if there is no winner by the end of it, then it's a tie.

I like that idea.

stillers4me
09-11-2009, 02:42 PM
Hey....they had a chance to be in the game with their defense. You all know if we had lost the toss, we'd be expect our D to win that game for us, one way or another. And they are more than capable of doing it.

They let Ben waltz all the way down that field.......to the winner goes the spoils.

DaPhonz
09-11-2009, 02:51 PM
I don't particularly like the OT scenarios either, but I despise the word 'tie' even more.

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
09-11-2009, 03:17 PM
I prefer the college system myself.

The Pro seems to moreso leave it chance on whether or not you've won the coin toss. And this is me,speaking moreso as a guy who's looking for entertaining games to watch, not strictly as a Browns fan.

When I saw the Steelers had won it, I knew right away what was going to happen.

Roethlisberger was going to lead a drive down field with relative ease because the Titans were playing the Conservative Zone/Prevent Defense, something he THRIVES off of. Get it down to the 20 and win the game via Field Goal. A very, very, very anti-climatic ending.

I propose that both teams get to start at the 50, like a more challenging version of the aforementioned college rules. After a couple of OT'S and the game isn't settle, a forced two point conversation is made mandatory just like the college rules.

I also think the "One-foot in bounds" rule should be imported into the pros and the playoff system should be exported into the NCAA. ;).

DaPhonz
09-11-2009, 06:46 PM
I also think the "One-foot in bounds" rule should be imported into the pros

Wouldn't matter, since Braylon Edwards would have to learn to not drop passes.... zing! I kid I kid.

silver & black
09-11-2009, 07:46 PM
It was a GREAT game to watch, but... I don't really care for the overtime rule either.

It is what it is... the same for everyone. I'm not saying it is unfair... only that I don't care for it. I would like to see something like 7.5 minutes of overtime play; each team getting a chance to best the other, instead of the team that wins the toss marching down to field goal range and kicking the winning field goal.

This has NOTHING to do with the outcome of the game last night... it is just something that I would like to see implimented.

jcdavey08
09-11-2009, 08:21 PM
man do i hate people who cry about the great OT rule the nfl has

i always say to those idiots "if you don't want the game to be decided by a coin toss...don't let the f'n thing get to OT"

and "hey...how about ya learn how to play some f'n defense, and you'll get the ball too"

buncha damn politically correct soccer moms trying to ruin the sport

fansince'76
09-11-2009, 08:43 PM
man do i hate people who cry about the great OT rule the nfl has

i always say to those idiots "if you don't want the game to be decided by a coin toss...don't let the f'n thing get to OT"

and "hey...how about ya learn how to play some f'n defense, and you'll get the ball too"

buncha damn politically correct soccer moms trying to ruin the sport

Couldn't agree more. There's nothing wrong with the current OT rules as they are, IMO.

steelersfanman92
09-11-2009, 08:51 PM
man do i hate people who cry about the great OT rule the nfl has

i always say to those idiots "if you don't want the game to be decided by a coin toss...don't let the f'n thing get to OT"

and "hey...how about ya learn how to play some f'n defense, and you'll get the ball too"

buncha damn politically correct soccer moms trying to ruin the sport

You are absolutly correct, if you don't win the toss it is up to you to stop them. It isn't that hard of a concept and IMO i think it is more exciting because so much rides on that first drive.

jcdavey08
09-12-2009, 10:04 AM
You are absolutly correct, if you don't win the toss it is up to you to stop them. It isn't that hard of a concept and IMO i think it is more exciting because so much rides on that first drive.i know right? people against the OT rule act like the opposing offense is being given the ball in fg range haha

maybe it's because of all the rules put in to protect qbs, and protect wrs , but when did people lose respect for defenses?

HometownGal
09-12-2009, 10:05 AM
man do i hate people who cry about the great OT rule the nfl has

i always say to those idiots "if you don't want the game to be decided by a coin toss...don't let the f'n thing get to OT"

and "hey...how about ya learn how to play some f'n defense, and you'll get the ball too"

buncha damn politically correct soccer moms trying to ruin the sport

:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

Damned straight. :thumbsup:

steel striker
09-12-2009, 11:21 AM
You know Peter King & Don Banks seem to take a cheap at the steelers every chance they get in my view. Now this like Fansince76 Lord Manning & King Brady must not be hit or beat in OT that is not acceptable. It gets real old hearing them hate on when the steelers win a hard fought game. Plus the rules of ot our fair tell your defense to stop them thats all. I bet the story would have been different if the titans would have won the game in ot. Or better yet if Manning got the ball first they all would have been kissing is butt on what a great drive to win the game by Lord Peyton. What a bunch of crap!!

AllD
09-12-2009, 03:03 PM
Rich Eisen was crying during the end too like he just wet his diaper. What a bunch of tools.

HometownGal
09-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Couldn't agree more. There's nothing wrong with the current OT rules as they are, IMO.

I agree, but you know how the NFL is becoming - get out there and fix what isn't broken no matter how much it reeks of stupidity. :banging:

AllD
09-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Let's let Jerry Jones, Al Davis, and the guy who owns the Broncos fix it. The Three Stooges of the NFL nyuk, nyuk, nyuk..