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Old 01-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Mince Mince is offline
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Originally Posted by Ellis Dee View Post
I don't even honestly know what your position is. You seem to be arguing that the smart play is to not use a timeout, unless it feels like a good time to do so. Which isn't a position so much as it is a given.

I'm arguing that it's pretty much always a good time to do so, except maybe when it's 3rd and more than 10 and you're outside your own 20.

When are you saying it's a good time to burn the timeout to save the yards?
When it would immediately prevent you from scoring a touchdown or field goal. Use a timeout on 3rd (or 4th) and goal from the 1 or 2, when the 5 yards will probably turn a touchdown into a field goal; or use a timeout when the 5 yards would push you out of field goal range.

Last edited by Mince; 01-26-2011 at 05:46 PM.