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Old Thu Nov 08, 2012, 12:51pm
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4th down, Team A is flagged for holding which if declined, will result of Team A short of the line to gain.

Team B tells you that they wish to accept the penalty.

What do you do?
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Old Thu Nov 08, 2012, 12:59pm
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Remind them of their options (and I would talk to the coach):

"Coach, if you accept the penalty, it will be 4th and 22. If you decline, YOU GET THE BALL."

No need to expand that second option: keep it simple. If he still wants the penalty, fine with me.
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Old Thu Nov 08, 2012, 06:10pm
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While I'm nodding my head "yes", I am telling him that if he declines the penalty it's his ball.

We won't get to the second option
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Old Thu Nov 08, 2012, 07:54pm
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Hey, if they want the field position, and maybe the other team is lousy at punting....
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Old Fri Nov 09, 2012, 06:58am
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If that's what he wants, he'll tell me that.

I'm not holding my breath
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