By Merrill Reese: You can debate the practice of freezing the kicker all you want. It can worth both ways. Fortunately it didn’t kill the Eagles last Sunday night. My problem is the rule itself, permitting the timeout to be called at the last possible second. At that point you get a full line collision and a meaningless kick. Coaches should be able to signal timeout only until the center sets up over the ball in a field goal alignment.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles watches his team warm up before the start of the Eagles game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)