I was keeping a balance of run\pass throughout the game. When it was the 2 minute warning - I only ran.
I had 17 passes and 15 runs. That's pretty balanced.
I have learned not to just play concertivately during the WHOLE 4th quarter just because you have a lead. It can and will bite you in the ass.
Annnnd...that's not good enough. A 17 point lead in the 4th when your opponent has only scored 7 points all game should be enough to play conservatively. I'd need an example of the specific situation the passes came on. But in general, it's really not necessary...ESPECIALLY if it leads to more points being scored. This isn't a negotiable issue here.
And when it becomes the last straw for somebody's enjoyment of the league, you really have to ask what the point was. I'm tired of hammering on this point. If the people getting beat up on quit the league, it doesn't matter how many points you can score.