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Crush
03-25-2009, 01:22 PM
Per the ticker on ESPNEWS:

NFL owners vote to alter the draft order for playoff teams based on how far they go. (Starting in 2010)


Per ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4015265

<!-- end mod-article-title --> <!-- begin story body --> DANA POINT, Calif. -- The NFL owners concluded their annual meeting Wednesday by voting to alter the draft order of pick Nos. 21 through 30 based on the teams' performance in the playoffs.

Under the new draft order, which will take effect in 2010, the order of teams not in the playoffs is still based on record -- i.e., the team with the worst record will receive the No. 1 draft pick.

For the rest, there will be a reseeding based on how far the teams go in the playoffs. For example, the losers of the wild-card games will be seeded 21st through 24th based on their records.

Winners in the divisional rounds will be seeded 25th through 28th. Teams eliminated in the conference championship games will be seeded 29th and 30th.

The Super Bowl loser will be seeded 31st. The Super Bowl winner will receive the final pick in the draft.

The competition committee recommended the change -- which the owners passed 32-0 -- after watching the San Diego Chargers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg) go 8-8 as a division champion in 2008, then win a game in the playoffs. But the Chargers drafted ahead of teams that didn't make the playoffs, and well ahead of the Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind), whom they beat in the playoffs.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=jac) withdrew their playoff seeding proposal, which would have given home games to wild-card teams based strictly on their records, instead of seeding teams higher if they win division titles. The Jaguars have been pushing this proposal for two years, but it didn't have enough support.

Two minor rule changes also were adopted:
If a fumble or backward pass goes out of bounds, the game clock will start when the official places the ball in play.
The NFL eliminated a second onside kick chance if the first onside kick goes out of bounds. The competition committee believed that bad onside kicks should not be rewarded with a second opportunity.

jwazzie
03-25-2009, 01:23 PM
I like it alot. I think it should be this way.

talastan
03-25-2009, 01:25 PM
Good about time that they put this into effect. :clap:

seclark
03-25-2009, 01:28 PM
well, the chiefs would have been a helluva different team if this had...oh forget it.
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Mr. Kotter
03-25-2009, 01:43 PM
It would seem to penalize a team that happens to get hot at the end of the year....:hmmm:

Ala, Arizona this past year, the Giants two years ago....etc.

Crush
03-25-2009, 02:02 PM
It would seem to penalize a team that happens to get hot at the end of the year....:hmmm:

Ala, Arizona this past year, the Giants two years ago....etc.


Yep, but I think it will be for the better.

Buck
03-25-2009, 02:13 PM
Any word on the Hochuli rule?

EyePod
03-25-2009, 02:14 PM
It would seem to penalize a team that happens to get hot at the end of the year....:hmmm:

Ala, Arizona this past year, the Giants two years ago....etc.

The SB losers/SB winners already pick 31/32. Arizona is picking 31 this year, without this rule. This just makes it go throughout the entire playoffs. I really wish that they would be able to do this now so the bolts didn't get a higher pick.... WTG AFC West!!! Mediocrity won a game!!!

Oh, and I think the Chiefs are less likely to get hot than a 90 year old woman who just had a hysterectomy.

Mr. Krab
03-25-2009, 02:16 PM
good change imo

chiefs1111
03-25-2009, 02:17 PM
good,that's the way it should be

HemiEd
03-25-2009, 02:21 PM
Good about time that they put this into effect. :clap:

Yeah, the Chiefs would have benifited from this rule a few times. One and done, would finally have a reward.

ArrowheadHawk
03-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Yeah, the Chiefs would have benifited from this rule a few times. One and done, would finally have a reward.Ouch.