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    Same mistake I always see coaches make

    When there is 2:43 left on the clock after a running play, and the coach takes his last time out I always think "wow what an IDIOT" a play takes at least 4 seconds, so now the coach has just wasted a T.O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan
    When there is 2:43 left on the clock after a running play, and the coach takes his last time out I always think "wow what an IDIOT" a play takes at least 4 seconds, so now the coach has just wasted a T.O.
    I'm not sure, are you talking about a third down running play by the team with the lead and the defense takes their last time out? The idea is that the team can run off all 43 seconds and the 43 seconds are more valuable then the timeout.

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    That isn't a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan
    When there is 2:43 left on the clock after a running play, and the coach takes his last time out I always think "wow what an IDIOT" a play takes at least 4 seconds, so now the coach has just wasted a T.O.

    ........um....say that again......

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    in that situation the coach would be ok...however, i have seen coaches call t/o with 2:20 or less left on the clock. in that case they lose seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan
    "wow what an IDIOT"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspennyfan
    When there is 2:43 left on the clock after a running play, and the coach takes his last time out I always think "wow what an IDIOT" a play takes at least 4 seconds, so now the coach has just wasted a T.O.
    You are actually correct and anyone that has ever played madden should be able to figure this out. Suppose you have 2 time outs with 2:53 left. Clock is stopped. 3&1 and hypothetically every run play will take 5 seconds. Here are the 2 situations.

    Situation #1 (Using the TO)
    2:53 3&1 : Rush for 2 yrds First Down. Use TO 2 of 3 at 2:48
    2:48 1&10: Rush for 2 yrds Use TO 3 of 3 at 2:43
    2:43 2&8 : Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 2:38 runs down to 2:00
    2:00 3&6 : Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:55 Team punts with 1:15 Left

    Situation #2 (Save the TO)
    2:53 3&1 : Rush for 2yrs First Down. Use TO 2 of 3 at 2:48
    2:48 1&10: Rush for 2yrds Play ends at 2:43 runs down to 2:03
    2:03 2&8: Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:58 2 Minute Warning
    1:58 3&6: Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:53 Use TO 3 of 3
    In this case the teams punts with 1:53

    It will save about 35 seconds. The only negative to this is on 2&8 with 2:03 left the team running out the clock has nothing to lose by passing the ball.


    Hope this helps get your point across.

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    until any of us becomes a head coach...

    who gives a ****?

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    I was at the Patriots game in Foxboro, so I don't know if it was mentioned here but Belichick used some strange timeouts with 2:18 on the clock if I recall correctly. Ultimately cost Brady some valuable seconds at the very end.

    SAR I

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjjetfan
    You are actually correct and anyone that has ever played madden should be able to figure this out. Suppose you have 2 time outs with 2:53 left. Clock is stopped. 3&1 and hypothetically every run play will take 5 seconds. Here are the 2 situations.

    Situation #1 (Using the TO)
    2:53 3&1 : Rush for 2 yrds First Down. Use TO 2 of 3 at 2:48
    2:48 1&10: Rush for 2 yrds Use TO 3 of 3 at 2:43
    2:43 2&8 : Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 2:38 runs down to 2:00
    2:00 3&6 : Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:55 Team punts with 1:15 Left

    Situation #2 (Save the TO)
    2:53 3&1 : Rush for 2yrs First Down. Use TO 2 of 3 at 2:48
    2:48 1&10: Rush for 2yrds Play ends at 2:43 runs down to 2:03
    2:03 2&8: Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:58 2 Minute Warning
    1:58 3&6: Rush for 2 yrds Play ends at 1:53 Use TO 3 of 3
    In this case the teams punts with 1:53

    It will save about 35 seconds. The only negative to this is on 2&8 with 2:03 left the team running out the clock has nothing to lose by passing the ball.


    Hope this helps get your point across.
    I'[m not sure if this is the scenario he was posting about. I assumed he meant it was 3rd down at the time of the last run.,..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanTheMaster
    I'[m not sure if this is the scenario he was posting about. I assumed he meant it was 3rd down at the time of the last run.,..
    Well in that case you i'm with you. I would rather have the 40 seconds.

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