Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:30 AM
These arguments are pointless if people aren't going to be truthful. There is a BIG difference between going for a 4th and long at your own 20 EARLY in the game, and going for it late in the game down by three scores. It's probably foolish in either situation, but at least in the latter, it's basically a last ditch effort at making a comeback.
That said, in the 4th quarter, up by 21, passing on 3rd and long is also foolish. At that point in the game, you should just be chewing clock and not wanting to risk a turnover. If it's early in the 4th, MAYBE you try to pick up the 1st down to continue killing clock, but I don't know that I'd be too worried about punting with that big of a lead either. I think I'd be more concerned with the turnover on 3rd and long.
Again, back to the other side of the pointless argument, if somebody wants to run the same two plays over and over, it's on you to stop them. We've had this discussion many times in here. If it's working, why would they stop? Is it cheesy? Maybe. But so what. Stop allowing it to work and you won't have to worry about it. And seriously, I'm also not going to tell somebody to stop scoring in the 1st half. I wouldn't even tell somebody to stop passing the ball that early. A lot can happen with an entire half left to play and we've seen some pretty big comebacks before.
And back to the other side. DVO, he's accusing you of not running down the clock in the 4th quarter with a big lead. I trust that you know better than this because that is CLEARLY not acceptable. We're not playing for stats here. You know that.
Ultimately, somebody is lying here. It's hard to really know what happened when the two stories are so far apart. It's just "he said/he said". dptang0 does need to be realistic about what "cheating" actually means. If you're not calling the right plays to stop your opponent, you can't blame him for getting results. But DVO should know the rules as well. I sincerely hope that what dptang0 is saying is not true.
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