Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

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Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by LeoNY » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:10 pm

It won’t happen much but when it does, it should be very interesting to see the XFL’s overtime unfold.

I will try a potential scenario that could occur.

Let’s go week one. Tampa at New York. Game is tied at 30 at the end of regulation. New York goes first.

VIPERS 30 GUARDIANS 30

Guardians first try is successful. McGloin to McKay.
GUARDIANS 32 VIPERS 30

Viper first try fails.
GUARDIANS 32 VIPERS 30

Guardians second try is successful. Tim Cook Td run.
GUARDIANS 34 VIPERS 30

Vipers second try fails.
GUARDIANS 34 VIPERS 30

Guardians third try is successful as McGloin finds Yancey for a score.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 30

Tampa now has to score to stay alive on their third try or the game ends. The Vipers do that just that on a jet sweep with Quinton Flowers.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 32

Guardians fail to score in their fourth try.
The Vipers are still in do or die mode with their 4th try and score when Murray connects with Seantavius Jones.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 34

Now it’s down to one final try in the fifth round. If the Guardians score. The game is over. Tampa’s D makes its third consecutive stop. However on the Vipers final attempt to push the game to sudden death rounds. Ben Heeney stops Mack Brown at the goal line to win the game for the Guardians.

That’s just one scenario. I thought of.

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by MGB01 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:05 pm

LeoNY wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:10 pm
It won’t happen much but when it does, it should be very interesting to see the XFL’s overtime unfold.

I will try a potential scenario that could occur.

Let’s go week one. Tampa at New York. Game is tied at 30 at the end of regulation. New York goes first.

VIPERS 30 GUARDIANS 30

Guardians first try is successful. McGloin to McKay.
GUARDIANS 32 VIPERS 30

Viper first try fails.
GUARDIANS 32 VIPERS 30

Guardians second try is successful. Tim Cook Td run.
GUARDIANS 34 VIPERS 30

Vipers second try fails.
GUARDIANS 34 VIPERS 30

Guardians third try is successful as McGloin finds Yancey for a score.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 30

Tampa now has to score to stay alive on their third try or the game ends. The Vipers do that just that on a jet sweep with Quinton Flowers.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 32

Guardians fail to score in their fourth try.
The Vipers are still in do or die mode with their 4th try and score when Murray connects with Seantavius Jones.
GUARDIANS 36 VIPERS 34

Now it’s down to one final try in the fifth round. If the Guardians score. The game is over. Tampa’s D makes its third consecutive stop. However on the Vipers final attempt to push the game to sudden death rounds. Ben Heeney stops Mack Brown at the goal line to win the game for the Guardians.

That’s just one scenario. I thought of.
If we get something like that, you know it's gonna come up at the NFL owners meetings (something like it).

After the Seahawks/Cardinals 6-6 game a few years back Russell Wilson suggested field goal contests--which sounded ridiculous seeing as C-Cat and Hausch Money missed game-winning chipshots but going to the more scrimmage play end would be more favorable.

So I could see this, though I'm still not a big fan, becoming the first X2.0 innovation that gets swiped by the big show (apologies to Paul Wight, why I left it lowercase)

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by MikeMitchell » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm

That’s a fun scenario Leo.

The so called walk off offensive score or defensive stop should be very dramatic.

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by LeoNY » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 am

Does the league want overtime to happen immediately in the season? Just in case, some things need to be tweaked. It would be crazy if the XFL’s first OT doesn’t happen until the championship game.

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by Andibald » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:03 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
That’s a fun scenario Leo.

The so called walk off offensive score or defensive stop should be very dramatic.
Fans need to be ready for a walk off offensive score via penalty as well. With the rules for defensive penalties in OT, a second (or more) penalty such as an off sides, could win the game for the other team. Rugby does have penalty tries so it's not unique to the XFL. It may confuse some, however.

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Post by MikeMitchell » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Andibald wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:03 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
That’s a fun scenario Leo.

The so called walk off offensive score or defensive stop should be very dramatic.
Fans need to be ready for a walk off offensive score via penalty as well. With the rules for defensive penalties in OT, a second (or more) penalty such as an off sides, could win the game for the other team. Rugby does have penalty tries so it's not unique to the XFL. It may confuse some, however.
You are right. Hopefully it never comes to that. The rule will discourage teams to just interfere on every play so that the other team doesn’t score.

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:29 pm

Andibald wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:03 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
That’s a fun scenario Leo.

The so called walk off offensive score or defensive stop should be very dramatic.
Fans need to be ready for a walk off offensive score via penalty as well. With the rules for defensive penalties in OT, a second (or more) penalty such as an off sides, could win the game for the other team. Rugby does have penalty tries so it's not unique to the XFL. It may confuse some, however.
Can you imagine how much of a disaster it'd be if a game-tying overtime conversion gets called back on a holding penalty and hands the game to the other team?

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by MGB01 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:07 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Andibald wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:03 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
That’s a fun scenario Leo.

The so called walk off offensive score or defensive stop should be very dramatic.
Fans need to be ready for a walk off offensive score via penalty as well. With the rules for defensive penalties in OT, a second (or more) penalty such as an off sides, could win the game for the other team. Rugby does have penalty tries so it's not unique to the XFL. It may confuse some, however.
Can you imagine how much of a disaster it'd be if a game-tying overtime conversion gets called back on a holding penalty and hands the game to the other team?
Different situations, but we have seen teams lose game winning TDs via penalty:

2010: Cowboys had a potential GW Romo to Roy Williams TD against the Redskins called back on a hold, game over

2014: Saints GW hail mary from Brees to Jimmy Graham vs the Niners called back on OPI, end of regulation (Niners won in OT)

Couple most glaring I can think of. Not a new OT format, but hardly disastrous that a team lost on a penalty, really not too much different than a last play or untimed down

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Re: Potential XFL Overtime scenarios

Post by LeoNY » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:53 am

MGB01 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:07 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Andibald wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:03 pm


Fans need to be ready for a walk off offensive score via penalty as well. With the rules for defensive penalties in OT, a second (or more) penalty such as an off sides, could win the game for the other team. Rugby does have penalty tries so it's not unique to the XFL. It may confuse some, however.
Can you imagine how much of a disaster it'd be if a game-tying overtime conversion gets called back on a holding penalty and hands the game to the other team?
Different situations, but we have seen teams lose game winning TDs via penalty:

2010: Cowboys had a potential GW Romo to Roy Williams TD against the Redskins called back on a hold, game over

2014: Saints GW hail mary from Brees to Jimmy Graham vs the Niners called back on OPI, end of regulation (Niners won in OT)

Couple most glaring I can think of. Not a new OT format, but hardly disastrous that a team lost on a penalty, really not too much different than a last play or untimed down
Hopefully the XFL’s replay official can correct any poor calls quickly in OT. The subjective ones are tough like holding or interference.

I suppose that not only can a game end on a penalty but it could also end in an overturn of a penalty.

There are a lot of interesting scenarios IF we ever get an overtime game.

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