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Old 11-13-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Is there any statistical evidence that calling a time-out just before a kicker kicks a field goal makes it more likely he will miss?
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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Is there any statistical evidence that calling a time-out just before a kicker kicks a field goal makes it more likely he will miss?
First off I'm going to rep you for this question.
Second....not that I've seen.

Personally, I think it was a good idea years ago and has turned into something EXPECTED by the kicker.

Thus, it would be difficult to analyze in terms of which kickers were iced, which weren't etc.

Frankly, it's so common I doubt you are icing a kicker anymore...but back when they first did it...maybe.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Is there any statistical evidence that calling a time-out just before a kicker kicks a field goal makes it more likely he will miss?
The NFL should make a rule stopping these coaches from calling timeout a split second before the ball is snapped. It's become a habit the last couple years, all the coaches seem to do it now, and it almost always forces a do over of the kick...
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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What mathguy said. Kickers nowadays expect that and to be honest i think the kickers are glad they get that free timeout. Give em more time to get ready
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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The NFL should make a rule stopping these coaches from calling timeout a split second before the ball is snapped. It's become a habit the last couple years, all the coaches seem to do it now, and it almost always forces a do over of the kick...
I agree, they need a rule to stop that. It may indeed increase the chances that the kicker will miss the second try, but it's a cheesy tactic IMO.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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I don't think it's effective. In some cases it may even help the kicker gain some time to relax and compose himself on the field. The only time I think it might be somewhat effective is during bad weather--snow, rain, extreme cold. Otherwise, not so much.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Is there any statistical evidence that calling a time-out just before a kicker kicks a field goal makes it more likely he will miss?
Saturday, watched my fav college team Univ South Florida's kicker make a FG to win their game but a time out was called by Louisville - negating the made kick. That was their second consecutive time out. Thought it was really unsportsmanlike to do that to the kicker, but it worked, and he missed the second try.

USF went on to win in OT by a short, chip-shot kick.

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Old 11-14-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The NFL should make a rule stopping these coaches from calling timeout a split second before the ball is snapped. It's become a habit the last couple years, all the coaches seem to do it now, and it almost always forces a do over of the kick...
I agree. Hate to see the situations where the kick gets in the air and its negated.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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I don't think it has any negative effect. Probably just the opposite.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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I agree, they need a rule to stop that. It may indeed increase the chances that the kicker will miss the second try, but it's a cheesy tactic IMO.
It is cheesy, and I love it when it backfires.

Timeout called, but the ball is snapped and the kicker misses, then makes the second try.
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