Thursday, January 20, 2011
Toub not a fan of new playoff OT rule
By Jeff Dickerson
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub is not a fan of the NFL's new postseason overtime rules.
"Only because of the kicker we have," Toub said. "Obviously, when you have a guy like Robbie Gould who could end the game right there for you, it's a big plus. If we kick a field goal, now we have to kick off, now that's another special teams play, so we're sweating it out.
"First impression, no, I didn't like it. But that's the way it is, and we have to except it. So you have to think about different scenarios, things that would happen. The wind, how the defense playing, how is the offense playing, those are all factors.
Toub, however, is a fan of special teams ace Corey Graham, who set a team record with 31 special teams points in the Bears' 35-24 divisional playoff victory over Seattle.