‘Bret Favre’ Overtime Rule Change a Big Blunder

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has performed superbly as commissioner, but he and the NFL owners laid a rotten egg with the new overtime rule.

On Sirius NFL Radio, former 49ers center Randy Cross mocked the change.

"I was sure glad that ... we cleared up this whole overtime and the playoffs," Cross said. "You did know that 34 percent of the games in overtime are decided on the first possession, and that's just not fair, is it? About 20 to 22 percent of those were field goals, and 10 percent or so were touchdowns on the first possession. Those were the 34 percent that were 'unbelivably unfair' because nobody touched the ball a second time."

Former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks literally hit it on the money about this new playoff-only overtime rule.

"Make a case all you want that the coin toss played too much of a factor in the outcome of a game," Banks said. "My take on that is that they can now say there will be certainty in overtime so we ca...

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