Originally Posted by njx9
the net average is right around
so if they punt they kick from the 35/40, if they go for it, they start from further back? i'm not saying the nfl isn't capable of making a rule that inane, but that would be an inane rule. if it all started at the 40, you have even less reason to bother with punting, especially if the other team has a good returner.
But even if they make it at the 40, nobody is going to go for it every time, if you fail you're basically giving the other team a free field goal. I mean, you don't see teams going for it on every 4th down at their 40 now, why would this be any different?