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- Feb 1, 2004
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- Monroe, La
By Adam Beasley / Miami Herald
NFL rules grant offenses 25 seconds from the time a dead ball is spotted to substitute players and snap the ball.
Tony Sparano feared that the Saints could pull off that feat in five ticks of the clock Sunday afternoon.
That calculation led the Dolphins coach to call a timeout late in the first half of the team's 46-34 loss -- and it ultimately helped New Orleans score on a touchdown instead of with a field goal.
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