ESPN’s Marcus Spears Rips New NFL Overtime Rule (VIDEO)

The NFL announced that the overtime rules will change for the postseason only beginning with the 2022-23 season. The new rule will guarantee each team gets one possession in overtime.

While many fans were happy with the rule — which was largely influenced by the AFC playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills — ESPN’s Marcus Spears is certainly not a fan and he did not hide his feelings on Wednesday morning.

Spears sounded off on the rule change on the latest episode of Get Up! 

“I hate it. I hate everything about it,” he said. “Because it’s about feelings and emotion and not about football. ‘Oh, everyone should get a turn to score.’ That ain’t the way it’s set up. That ain’t the way this game’s set up. Overtime is supposed to be sudden death. That’s when all the chips are in the middle of the table and whatever team has the earliest success, that’s the team that’s supposed to win.

“If a team gives up a touchdown — if you let a team drive down the field 80 yards, 90 yards, 75 yards and score a touchdown, you’re supposed to go home. You’re supposed to be going to the crib… They want to get rid of defense being an integral part of the football game.”

Sure, there is fair criticism that the NFL plays too much to the offense, but this seems to be a rule change that most people will get on board with — even the players.

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