Posted by emfleek
It's okay in ALL situations, in my opinion. Why take a 4 or 5 yard loss (and also risk turning the ball over by fumbling) in a game where field position means so much? I can't really see how that can be argued. Do you not find yourself yelling at Warner (in the past - Leinart now) to "get rid of the ball!" when he has defenders swarming him?
Just because it benefits my team in some situation doesn't mean I have to agree with it in all situations. I think the rules are stacked in favor of the offense and I've ALWAYS been a fan of hard hitting, nose grinding, tough, defensive football. That's why I used to be such a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I love teams who win games on the defensive side of the ball and with head on style offensive plays like Jerome Bettis could make.
I don't blame teams for grounding it.... hell, like I said- I like Peyton Manning. I just blame the league for setting up the rules to allow it. Keep the quarterbacks happy because they create the ratings - I get that. But IMO, if you don't want your QB sacked then do a better job recognizing blitz schemes, set up better blocking schemes, run draw plays, throw screen passes, don't put 4 or 5 WR on the line and instead put a FB on a block and release route, etc. I don't need to see a 15 yd pass every time the ball is snapped to keep me interested in the game. I like strategy on both sides of the ball. Throwing the ball away lopsides the game in favor of the offense and I think turnovers are much more exciting than 15-25 yd passes anyways.
EDIT: I played SS in highschool, so factor that in for why I don't like offensive oriented rules as well