Battlecreek Dragon wrote:If that is the case, should a DEF really get credit for an intentional safety taken by the offense?
Should DEF/ST get points for a yardage shift in field position resulting from a fabulous punt, or punts inside the 10? Negative points for bad punts?
Should a DEF be penalized the same for giving up a TD after a 7 yard punt out of the endzone vs an 80 yard drive?
So many questions.......
lol. yes. it does raise many questions.but we credit sacks, even though, unless there is a fumble, there is no immediate benefit for the team, except for altering field position.
1) intentional safeties. well. what is the most common reason for an int. safety? is it to get better field position to avoid losing 7 points as opposed to 2? I don't quite know the scenarios enough to answer that.
2) punt teams are parts of ST/D. If a team gets off a great punt, that gives the defence a longer field to do something over (pick, fumble, force a punt, etc.) if they get off a lousy one, there is less of a chance of this happening. No need to reward punts extra.
3) The answer to the last question is, probably. A way to solve this might actually to only penalize defences for scoring drives., for example, if you give up 7 yds and a touch, count that as, say, 67 'points'... count an 80 yd td as, 140 'points' and then have FP awarded (or subtracted) based on the total of these 'points' given up. Field goals would work nicely here too, in a sense. If you let the offence get about 10 yards and kick a FG, that's 40 'points' if you let them walk down the field, say, 80 yards, then you've given up 110 'points'.
hope that's clear
I understand that this would be hard to implement, but shouldn't really take that long for a devoted league