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Old 01-01-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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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.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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why not just outlaw taking a knee?
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No matter how many time outs you give a team there will always be kneel downs at the end of games. It might happen later after the other team had one more possession, but nothing will really change in the long run.

I find your statement odd when you say you don't like how a team can be penalized for blowing a timeout. Teams should always be penalize when they "blow" something. When you "blow" a chance in the redzone you are penalized. When you "blow" a third and one conversion you are penalized. That is pretty much the definition of "blowing" something.

(I eagerly await commentary on my use of the word "blowing")
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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why not just outlaw taking a knee?
Seems completely unnecessary. Even if they did try and do this teams would come up with something just as useful.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Seems completely unnecessary. Even if they did try and do this teams would come up with something just as useful.
I agree, this could be done however by stopping the clock on every deadball in the 2-3 minutes of a game.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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No, there are too many breaks in the action already.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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Not to mention too many injuries already. Are you really losing that much action at the end of a game vs getting players hurt? Besides, in most cases, teams have, what?, roughly 58+ minutes of gametime to change the outcome?...do something then--you have your opportunities.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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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.
How about this?

I look at things differently...

Many, many times, teams are guilty of lousy clock management. This is VOLUNTARY. If teams were better at clock management in most cases, they would have their timeouts at the end of the game rather than blowing them.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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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.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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You know the networks would be happy. More time to squeeze in even more ads than they already currently do.
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