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Old 10-09-2007, 10:34 AM
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I'd bet the farm this is gonna change after seeing it happen both in pro and college football over the past few weeks. Looks to me like they'd change the rules to where the defense couldn't call a time out after the offense was set for a field goal attempt or punt.

I would have laughed my a$$ off if Dallas' kicker would have missed the first field goal attempt and knocked the second one though after the Bills pulled that fast one!
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:50 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/9/2007 10:34 AM

I would have laughed my a$$ off if Dallas' kicker would have missed the first field goal attempt and knocked the second one though after the Bills pulled that fast one!
Yup. Once this starts happening you'll see how unpopular that call becomes!
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:59 AM
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Happened in a Pats game last season. Right before half-time - the kicker missed what was about a 55 yard attempt, but the refs ruled that Vrabel called TO right before the kick. On the re-kick, the kicker nailed it.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:01 AM
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It's gonna change. In basketball, you can't call a timeout when the ref has handed the ball to the player at the free-throw line. I'm all for icing, but this is seeming to get ridiculous.

But how they change and enforce will be interesting. Maybe they won't let the coaches call timeouts during the last 2 minutes of a half. Timeouts will have to be called by players on the field inside 2 mins.
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I don't see how they could change it, you can call a timeout whenever you want as long as the ball has not been snapped. What if the defense had only 10 guys on the field, or they had 12 guys and couldn't call a timeout.
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I dunno Sid, did time get called before the snap?

I can see calling time during a regular play, but not on a 4th down field goal attempt. The defense undoubtedly knows what the offense is planning, short of a fake. Maybe this is where the line will be drawn.

Obviously this deal can work both ways as to second chances, but I still think we'll see a change. Why do you think it took so many years for somebody to come up with this idea of last minute timeouts in a field goal scenario?
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In last night's case I think it took the preasure off the kicker, knowing he made it the first time. All they did was give him a mulligan.
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I kinda doubt that seeing how this was the longest field goal this guy had ever made.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:21 AM
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I honestly do not see what the big deal is. A coach or team should be able call time out right up until the ball is snapped - it is part of the game's strategy.

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RI Builder - 10/9/2007 10:21 AM

I honestly do not see what the big deal is. A coach or team should be able call time out right up until the ball is snapped - it is part of the game's strategy.
Yup. All part of the game.

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