- Your team is up by 5.
- There are 5 minutes remaining in the game.
- It is 4th down and goal-to-go from the opponent’s 40 yard line (you’ve had a lot of penalties).
- Your punter can guarantee hang-time of 10 seconds, but his minimum distance is 41 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.
- Your placekicker has been in the league for 20 years and has never successfully kicked a field goal longer than 50 yards, after having tried 100 times.
In order to provide room for your punter, you take a delay-of-game penalty in order to push the line of scrimmage back to the opponent’s 45.
Question: can the defense decline the penalty? If yes, can you take another delay-of-game penalty? What would cause you to ever snap the ball on time?