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Old 01-26-2011, 05:46 PM
Ellis Dee Ellis Dee is offline
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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?

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?