Should football players reach for the end zone?
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Should football players reach for the end zone?

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After several game-altering rulings stemming from players trying to extend to the end zone, many are wondering whether stretching for those extra couple yards is worth the risk. For purists, football is a game of inches and anytime a player makes the extra effort to stretch towards the end zone for six points, it's worth it. However, the rules of football punish that effort if the ball is slightly out of control. It's better to play it safe and live to see another play. What do you think? 🏈

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The fate of a football game can be determined in a matter of inches. Fighting for every blade of grass should be expected of every football player, especially around the end zone. You never what can happen the next play, so when the opportunity arises to get six points there should be no hesitation to stretch and get it. 

Football is about making the effort that your opponent won't. No matter what the rules are, players should keep reaching as far as they can to maximize the yards on the ground.

A lot can go wrong when you stretch out for extra yards. Defenses have become aware of the extra effort offensive players are putting in end zone reaches, so they've been trained to punch and strip the ball as soon as it's exposed. This can result in fumbles that turn the tide and give the ball to the opposition, killing any chance for the offense to score. 

It's better just to secure the ball and live to play another down, so teams can safely score without exposing the ball. Save the stretches for pregame. Play it safe during the game.

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