oh my god
this comment and the one above it are beautiful and perfect in every way, because youre both right
someone dropped this into my mentions on twitter:
1. A team that scores and is up by 1 or 2 with virtually no time left could run out the clock without punting, thus depriving the other time of a last shot at winning; especially if a punt could result in the possibility of a winning field goal.
i gotta think that the "run around in the red zone while the clock runs out" strategy has as many risks as kicking off to the other team does.
3. It places greater emphasis on passing and makes pass interference have a greater impact since keeps possession on the offensive team.
eh, that depends on how much faith you have in your running game versus your passing game. if anything i think it'd favor balanced teams
thank you sir