Originally Posted by patman
onsite kicks are recovered at a 26% rate, I believe 4thd and 15s will be converted less than that. Plus the opposing team will get the ball on the 30 which is practically field goal range. A failed onsite kick the opposition usually gets it around midfield. This makes the downside even greater.
Fair enough. I was off...
I would never have guessed on-side kicks have that high a recovery rate.
better than 1/4 chance of recovery - might be worth teams taking a chance more often.