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Half the distance to the goal

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by smithlabs, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. smithlabs

    smithlabs Sophmore

    I have been wondering about something for a long time now and I finally have a chance to ask this question. Why did Indiana try and run a play inside of their own five yard line? If they don't snap the ball the worst that happens is they move half the distance to the goal on a delay of game penalty. Eventually the defense will commit a penalty and the offense will move out beyond the five yard line. A long series of delay of game penalties will also take the home crowd out of the games and disrupt the flow of the game. Disrupting flow and quieting the crowd are probably in your favor if you have just been pinned deep in your own territory. You can also send in second and third string lineman to take free shots at the first string defensive lineman. Perhaps you get called for a false start or maybe even a personal foul but who really cares. You will just be penalized half the distance to the goal. If you do decide to actually run a play it will come as a complete surprise to the defense. I of course, would never try this strategy in a home game because I wouldn't want my home crowd to get board and restless. There also could be some debate if this strategy should be employed within the five yard line or only if you are pinned closer to the goal line. The fundamental truth remains, the offense can only be penalized half the distance to the goal and the defense will sooner or later commit at least a five yard penalty. The advantage goes to the offense.

    Am I missing something here?
    <O:p</O:p

    Smithlabs
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 7, 2008
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    maybe indiana doesnt want to play like a bunch of pussies.
     
  3. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    If I'm not mistaken, isn't the second delay of game penalty a loss of downs? I totally don't remember, but I thought I remembered something like there.
     
  4. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    What the hell is your question? If I'm reading your post right, you want to know why the offense ever snapped the ball when inside their own 5? Why do you assume the defense would ever commit a penalty? The offense has to try something, or sooner or later they will end up punting from the back of their own endzone. Except for idiots like ex-wolverine and LHM, this is maybe the dumbest post I've seen yet. Offense intended.
     
  5. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Sweet mercy. I lost 14 IQ points just reading that.

    I play way too much PS2 NCAA2005 (and thus have too much coaching skill) to even address such a question.
     
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    shut up. you only have 886 posts. you dont know shit.
     
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  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to BuckeyeNation27 again."

    I love you man. If I were a woman, or gay, I'd stalk you til you were mine.
     
  8. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    That about sums it up!!
     
  9. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    You forgot the "offense intended" part...:slappy:
     
  10. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    Sorry about that FKA.
     
  11. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

     
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    NCAA 2004? Dude, that was last year's vid. Get with the program.
     
  13. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    can he make the team play the rest of the game in their underwear with PUSSY stamped on their chests?
     
  14. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    The rules are the NCAA's football rules for the 2004 season, Einstein.
     
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Lightning.... I'll refer you to my post count. I clearly know more than you.

    (Of course it was the real rules.... Although, I did note that the original question dropped my IQ, so I can see why you'd think I was serious)
     

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