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Old 01-01-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I agree, this could be done however by stopping the clock on every deadball in the 2-3 minutes of a game.
That would be horrible. The average play is only about 6 seconds long. The final three minutes would take forever. That would be about 20 minutes not including commercial breaks. And quite frankly would just ruin things as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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What, and add 5 more minutes of commercials? I have all the condoms, female hygiene products, pizza, cars, furniture, vacation offers, more pizza, BP apologies and attempts to suck up to the American public, lawyers, more lawyers, lawsuit solicitations for things that couldnt possibly be related to my indigestion, solicitations for kids in south America, save the whales, save the pets, save Americans from themselves offers in my household to last until the second coming.

No, if anything, cut it to two per half and teach Ryan how to scramble thank you very much.

4 timeouts? Id end up take g a hostage somewhere. 3 is MORE than enough.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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So many games end on lousy, failed onside kicks followed by 2 or 3 kneel downs. If each team had a 4th timeout (in the second half), the losing team would be in the game longer (not having to resort to onside kicks). It would make for a more exciting product on the field.

Basically I really don't like how a team can be so penalized for blowing a timeout early in the half (or losing a challenge). It's a difference of 40+ seconds on the game clock which can decide the outcome of a game.
Each team practice weekly . They all have the opportunity to address those scenarios. The losing team had 60 minutes of game time and about 15 minutes of halftime to figure it out. It's called time management. Some coaches are good at while others aren't. Every coach goes into a half knowing the have three timeouts. They are aware of challenge risk. The league has help coaches by making certain plays reviewable so they can save a challenge.

I say do not fix what is broken. Just because coaches decide to take a gamble and fail does not mean the rule should change to accommodate their shortcomings.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Northwest Peninsula
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No, there are too many breaks in the action already.
I agree...it use to be the commercials were timed around the NFL games, now it seems the game are timed around the commercials.

There is no need for more timeouts.
Take the NBA for example, each team gets five time out per half plus at least one TV timeout...that at the very least 22 timeouts in the game not counting timeouts for when someone fouls out or injury timeouts.

Six timeouts, two minute warning, plus a timeout after each score and one after each kick, be it a kickoff or a punt is enough.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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So many games end on lousy, failed onside kicks followed by 2 or 3 kneel downs. If each team had a 4th timeout (in the second half), the losing team would be in the game longer (not having to resort to onside kicks). It would make for a more exciting product on the field.

Basically I really don't like how a team can be so penalized for blowing a timeout early in the half (or losing a challenge). It's a difference of 40+ seconds on the game clock which can decide the outcome of a game.

No. Because people would still be stupid and waste it on the first drive of the half to save themselves a 5 yard delay of game penalty on first down.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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No. Timeouts are to be used strategically not as a way of delaying the game to provide more interest for people watching.

The kneel is fine. Teams are able to do with the ball what they please when in their possession. The kneel is another strategic move.
It's all part of the game whether their used strategically or not. Honestly there are way more important things to worry about, and most importantly the competition committee doesn't even have this on their radar.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I really don't think there are too many breaks in the action, I think it's just right. An additional timeout would be, what, 35 more seconds of break? I could live with that to get a better outcome.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I really don't think there are too many breaks in the action, I think it's just right. An additional timeout would be, what, 35 more seconds of break? I could live with that to get a better outcome.
How would that produce a better outcome?
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Like the replays/timeouts are currently related, I could see adding a fourth timeout as long as they start allowing coach requests for replays to counter bad calls/non calls by the refs. Let them request these ref replays until the coach loses one and then he loses a timeout and cannot make another request.

I have seen so many bad calls/non calls this year that I wonder if any of the teams in the playoffs deserve to be there.
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