Will this allow for more tie games?
Cutting off five minutes from the overtime period is supposed help address safety concerns with the physical toll of teams on a short week who play extended time on Sunday and then turn around to play again on Thursday.
According to NFL Research, in the last five seasons more than a quarter of overtime games lasted at least 10 minutes, while the average overtime duration was 7 minutes and 43 seconds.
Will this allow for more tie games? Maybe.
According to Operations.NFL.com, 526 regular-season Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys games have been decided in overtime, with the most recent example being the New England Patriots’ win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. There were two ties in 2016, one between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals and the other a week later between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals.
Hernandez reportedly looked forward to his court hearings because it was a break from the prison life and he could actually talk to people like a normal person. He supposedly dreaded going back to prison after these appeals and hearings.
Wetzel guessed that these fights and the fact that there was no end of the misery in sight is what led to Hernandez to commit suicide in April.
“I think when that ended, it was very depressing for him. Whether he won or lost, it was just like, ‘It’s never going to be this good again, and I’m 27 years old, I’ve been in for four years, and I’m not getting out until I die,’” Wetzel said.
“You’re looking at 50 or 60 years. … I think that’s a huge factor that some people just aren’t looking at. It’s like, ‘I just want to get out of this situation.’”