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Old 01-26-2011, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mince View Post
Maybe you could determine, using average punt distance, average punt return distance, average yards-per-drive, average yards-per-successful field goal, etc., that punting from the 8 gives up X number of points more than punting from the 13, and preventing those X points is worth way more than a timeout. I just haven't seen any kind of convincing argument thereto.
How about not wanting to punt from the back of the end zone?

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Originally Posted by Mince View Post
When it would immediately prevent you from scoring a touchdown or field goal. Use the timeout on 3rd (or 4th) and goal from the 1 or 2, or when the 5 yards would push you out of field goal range.
So, 3rd and 1 at midfield, save the timeout and go with 3rd and 6?