Overtime doesn't need two possessions

The idea of changing the overtime rules so that each team is guaranteed one possession is misguided, writes John Clayton.

Updated: April 5, 2007, 1:20 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Now that instant replay was voted in permanently by NFL owners, overtime has replaced it as the main topic of offseason debate.

The competition committee believes overtime has developed flaws. Teams winning the coin toss are winning overtime games with more regularity. The committee proposed some minor rule adjustments at last week's owners meetings, but owners voted against making any changes. While there won't be any changes this season, it will remain a topic of discussion.


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