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Old 01-26-2011, 03:26 AM
Ellis Dee Ellis Dee is offline
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I disagree, Mince, in that I think you glossed right over sitchensis' very valid point. While a timeout has potential to be extremely valuable, so does every yard.

To the OP, timeouts have a variable value, so you can't just assign them a value in yards and call it a day. Interestingly, so do yards themselves. Sometimes a yard is the most valuable thing in the world, (4th & goal on the 1, down by 4, 5 seconds left in the game,) and sometimes a single yard doesn't much matter.

What is 5 yards worth? On 1st & 10 it's worth one thing, but on 3rd & 1 it's worth something else entirely.