Originally Posted by ObsiWan
I'm afraid the third down procedure is a tad more complicated than that; to wit....
Make pre-snap read (i.e., does defense have 11 men on field? defensive formation, cover scheme, blitz pkg unimportant)
If Yes: Call play. Go to step 2 to decide which play
If No: Wait until they do (call timeout as required)
Check distance to 1st down (known as "X").
If X>0 but <2 call run (preferably to Foster)
If X>2 but <8 call pass (preferably to A.J.)
If X>8 Run draw play
MSR. But I'm putting in a call to the FO.........to hire you to put your engineer's mind to work!