NFL Overtime Rules: Change Coming?

You've probably read about it elsewhere, but I'm curious to see what BRB thinks of the proposed change to the NFL's overtime rules (although said change is currently only being discussed for playoff games, which is patently absurd). In relevant part:

Under the new format, both teams would get the ball at least once unless the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown, Greg Aiello said. If the first team to get the ball makes a field goal and the other team ties the game, action would continue until a team scores again.

While this is an improvement over the current sudden death system, it still doesn't ensure that both teams will get to touch the ball in overtime. Thus, I'd be in favor of tweaking it even further. If Team A wins the coin flip and scores a TD, Team B should have the opportunity to score a TD to keep the game going. That doesn't necessarily mean the NFL needs to adopt the college overtime practice of each team starting at its opponent's 25-yard line; I'd keep kickoffs, punts, and returns in play.

What say you? Vote in the poll below and justify your stance in the Comments.

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