What if there is only a few seconds on the clock, and the score would give your team the lead, and milking those extra couple seconds eliminates the need to kickoff?
That's not taunting, it's clock management.
Granted, I don't know if I've ever seen that scenario actually play out, but still.
Clock Management??? How much time can someone take off the clock by running the goalline? Maybe 3 seconds if there's nobody within 20 yards of him? How often is that going to happen anyways? You could always pull a Brian Westbrook from a few years ago and just take a knee at the 1, instead of going in for the TD.
Well, in Jay's scenario the TD would give the team the lead, so "pulling a Brian Westbrook" would not be useful. I get your point, Jay's scenario would be rare. However, it is possible, so that begs the question of what the refs would do.
The problem, I see, with these types of rules is it's an "all or nothing" in which the infraction doesn't affect the play. If there's no one around, and I'm highstepping from the 20, I would have scored regardless. Why take that score away? That doesn't seem right to me (not that "taunting" is right). I like the suggestion of ejecting the player, and subsequent occurrences increase the penalty.
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