For the past week, talk radio in Indianapolis has been blazing with people calling in and calling for a change to the way the NFL does things. The Colts loss, in overtime, to a team that made it in to the playoffs by the skin of its teeth, has some calling for a change to the way home games are awarded, to how overtime is handled in the playoffs.
Let me start by saying, boo hoo.
If you ask any player on the Indianapolis Colts about making changes to any of the above, you will get negative responses.
Let's address a 12-4 team going on the road to play against an 8-8 team.
I have heard a lot of people say that the Colts should never have had to go on the road to play the Chargers because of records, despite Division standings. This is wrong. I don't care how strong or week a division is. You have to give a division winner home field for at least one game. You have to reward the division winner.
Besides, if you look at San Diego's record, and then the losses, they were not a bad team. Most games were very close. And the thing is, they did it when it mattered.
A game should not be decided on a coin flip is another thing that I have heard. For this I wholeheartedly agree.
A team should never let a game be decided by a coin flip. Both teams were aware of the rules of overtime. To avoid losing in overtime, take care of business in regulation, then there will be no overtime to worry about. If you get to overtime and lose the toss, your defense HAS to step up and make a stop! You cannot blame anyone but yourself on the outcome.
The rules have been on the books forever. The NFL is the best show on television, right now, because of the old saying, "Any Given Sunday." And that is why you will not see any wholesale changes; nor should you.