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Anonymous NFL Head Coach Has Prediction For New Overtime

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DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: A detailed view of an NFL shield logo painted on the field before the game between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Buccaneers defeated the Lions 24-21. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)

The NFL's overtime rules have been much-maligned by fans some within the league over the last few years. When the Chiefs beat the Bills in OT to move on to the AFC Championship game, the layout of the NFL's extra frame came under even more scrutiny.

Now a new overtime rule is in place; allowing both teams to have possession for the playoffs only.

Per Tom Pelissero, an anonymous NFL coach offered a prediction about the new postseason OT rule. Saying, "Many teams that get the ball first and score a touchdown will go for 2, rather than allowing the second team to do it and end the game."

Pelissero also noted that there was a separate proposal that would’ve, "allowed the first team to end the game by scoring a touchdown and a 2-point conversion." Saying, "This isn’t that proposal. So the choice to go for 2 would be a strategic one to not cede control of the situation, now that both teams get the ball."

Many fans will be happy to see the league adopt a new overtime, even if it's just for postseason play.

NFL coaches were reportedly "divided" on altering the OT rules. But, in the end, change prevailed.

As usual, the National Football League isn't afraid to tweak its game in the interest of its fans.