"Make it, take it" rule in effect tomorrow at Probowl as a test. (Onside kick alternative) (1 Viewer)

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Should be interesting to see if it is even put into action by a team.


"Team A may elect to give Team B the ball at Team B’s 25-yard line, beginning a new series of downs with a first-and-10.

"Or, Team A may elect to take the ball at its own 25-yard line for a fourth-and-15 play.

"If Team A is successful in making a first down, Team A will maintain possession and a new series of downs will continue as normal.

"If Team A is unsuccessful in making a first down, the result will be a turnover on downs and Team B will take possession at the dead ball spot."
 

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I do like this as a 4th quarter Pro Bowl rule... there really isnt need for a dramatic comeback winner in the Pro Bowl. But I am curious what the ST Ace Pro Bowl selections are there for if they arent going to have as many ST plays.
 

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And if the score is still tied at that point, what then? We're right back where we started.

I'm interested in seeing how the XFL's version of OT will play out. Short version is to compare it to a hockey shootout. Each team gets one play from the 5 yard line. Either they score, or they don't. Repeat this 5 times. If we are still tied, we go one more round, keep going one round at a time until the score is no longer tied. (I haven't heard how the scoring would work, but I'd prefer keeping it simple...The team that wins the overtime gets 3 points total).
I'm totally fine with the game ending in a tie, if neither team seizes the opportunity to win with a TD (or if neither team can force a stop). At least both teams will have had a chance. The current system is blatantly unfair - and penalizes teams whose strength is on the offensive side of the ball. it's absurd.
 

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Going for 4th and 15th from your own 25 seems extremely punishing if you don’t convert. If you don’t recover an onside kick the other team would have the ball probably around the 50. Id like to see this play from your own 35 instead.
I like it until someone challenges a ticky-tak PI and wins it.
 

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I think they are on the wrong track with this idea. The real answer is "Rock Paper Scissors."

Picture this: When the option is selected, the stadium announcer shouts out, "Roooooo Shaaaaaaam Beaaaaaauuuuuuuu!!!!!'

In that instant, all of the players leap up from the benches and match up with the opposing teams in a double elimination contest. Time limit is 1 minute for the entire process, and at the end, the team with the most players left has the option to take the ball at the 50.

Anybody who does not like this idea obviously has a low football I.Q.
 

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