playoff offenses have scored a td on the first possession of OT a lot more than they have failed recently. It is a real problem for the league to keep having it's best players not get a chance based solely on a coin flip. No other sport in the world let's their most important games get decided by a coin flip.
Really need to change the OT rule. Mahomes last year and Brees this year not even touching the ball is a problem. You can't shut out your best players from having any chance to win because of a coin flip.
That's the defense's fault for not being able to capitalize though
I get both sides of the argument, but I favor Mo's approach. Let your star players touch the ball. It creates a lot more drama. There would be more 4th down plays, more discussion of going for 2 if each team scored a TD in OT, etc.
Imagine Patriots / Falcons. Instead of the game ending when the Patriots inevitably scored a TD on the first touch of OT, Matt Ryan gets the ball back. On an 80 yard drive that features multiple converted fourth downs, the Falcons score on 4th and goal from their four yard line. The Falcons realize that their defense is gassed and likely won't stop New England from scoring on their next drive. They decide to end the game, going for two.
Best ending in Super Bowl history.