Originally Posted by tony hipchest
a time out can be called anytime, when the ball is not in play, in between the whistles.
it is what it is and shouldnt be changed for any single player.
plus, alot of atheletes would gladly take a practice put, swing, kick, or shot right before it counted.
Agreed, I see no issue with this---sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Its like icing a foul shooter in basketball.
Look, kickers are making longer and longer field goals all the time, give me a break that we should "protect the kicker" from having to kick twice----its his JOB!. The defense should be allowed some strategy.
this seems like such a dumb controversy to me.