Originally posted by andes14:
Originally posted by danimal:
Well it is definitely not a genius strategy. It is a technical loophole, nothing more. Loopholes are extremely easy to counter because they are so specific. In this case it is found time is more valuable than yards. Easy to counter. Make the new penalty in time, not yards for this particular scenario. Award the offense 15 more seconds and no coach will ever do this again
No, the logical thing to do wouldn't be to ADD time, but simply just revert the clock back to what it was before the play. That way, you get the 5 yard penalty and no time removed, thus not being at all of a disadvantage to the offense.
Sure that would be the logical thing to do, but I was suggesting the punitive thing to do. To counter bush league coaching I think the league would be best served being punitive. You want it to be a scenario that no coach would ever call on purpose. The 5 yard penalty and time revert would most likely leave some coaches thinking, hmm It might still be worth it if nobody notices the 12th guy.
The real problem with my suggestion is that it would add more than 60 minutes of official regulation time and that can be messy.
The counter to this is a real punitive penalty. Something like 15 yards and the time revert.
[ Edited by danimal on Feb 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM ]