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Old 07-25-18, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bluepride1990 View Post
That’s what I thought, but I was wondering if I was missing something as I see no reason why you would choose 3 over 4.

So from a practical standpoint 4 replaces 3, though 3 still exists in the rules.

And I am sure a coach will say “take it at the spot” forgetting he can get a 5 yards.

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It maintains consistency in penalty enforcement across all rules. A team always has the option of declining the penalty, just as they have the option of accepting the penalty, but declining the penalty distance.
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