John Harbaugh And The Ravens Are Proposing This New Overtime Format
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Ravens and head coach John Harbaugh had an idea for a new overtime format that they'll be proposing to the league called the "Spot and Choose." Per ProFootballTalk...

The overtime rules are poised for a potential shakeup far more intriguing than a simple reversion to true sudden death.

Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Ravens will be proposing a pair of overtime procedures premised on the concept of “spot and choose.”

It works like this: One team picks the spot of the ball to start overtime, and the other team chooses whether to play offense or defense.

If the one team picks, for example, the offense’s own 20 yard line, the opponent would then choose whether to play offense from their own 20 or to play defense, with the other team having the ball on its own 20. This would minimize greatly the impact of the coin toss; under this proposal, the coin toss would be used only to give the team that wins the toss the right to pick the spot of the ball (along with the end zone to be defended) or to choose offense or defense.

Under one of the two proposals to be made by the Ravens, overtime would proceed in sudden-death fashion, with the first score by either team ending the game and up to 10 minutes of extra time. (If the game remains tied at that point, the game’s outcome would be a tie.) Under the other proposal (favored, we’re told, by Patriots coach Bill Belichick), the game would continue for another seven minutes and 30 seconds, without a sudden-death component. Whoever leads after the extra time has ended would be the winner. (Again, if the game remains tied after the extra session, the game’s outcome would be a tie.)
(Barstool Sports)
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They're overcomplicating this. Sudden death was just fine. If you can't stop the team that won the toss from scoring on you, then you didn't deserve to win.
Reply1 month
I have never liked the OT format where a TD wins game on 1st possession. Not sure if this is the answer but a change wouldn't bother me at all. Anything involving = possessions in OT I would be in favor of.
Reply1 month
I have an idea .. let's add another 15 minutes to the clock and play football. If still tied keep playing.
Reply1 month
I would like the college format if they started from the 40 instead of the 25.
Reply1 month
Everyone would just pick the 50.
Reply1 month
Would you if a FG wins the game?
1 month
Are they too proud to admit that the high school/college format is the best way? Not perfect of course but way better than anything they have had so far.
Reply1 month
I like the college format but they start way too close, and the offense could lose yards and still kick a FG. I’d start at midfield, so the offense has to actually produce to have a shot at a FG
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