View Full Version : The spike

Raw Steel
01-02-2011, 04:08 PM
Anyone else think the spike to stop the clock is overused? I have seen so many teams waste a down when they could have easily run a play and the clock would only run another three or four seconds. They then run our of downs. It happened to the Steelers on a couple of occasions this season. It just happened to the Bengals. I think the spike works when you are towards the middle of the field because defenses are playing prevent 90% of the time. But in the red zone, you can't afford to waste the down.

Anyone else notice this?

01-02-2011, 05:28 PM
I think it's a bogus move anyway... they should have to throw it toward a receiver to have it count as anything but intentional grounding.