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The Official: "Just give me three points when you can get them" Thread

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  1. mcgraw_wv

    mcgraw_wv In the Starting Line-Up

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    I for one am tired of going for it on fourth down. On the increasingly rare times it works, the extra points does not out weight the shift in momentum and possible wins that missing a 4th down does.

    We LOST a game today as a direct result of not kicking a Field Goal.

    Going up by 5 is a NO BRAINER in NFL coaching.
     
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    so is punting the ball on 4th and 2 up by 6 when you are inside your own 30
     
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    Interestingly today the Redskins went with this strategy up by 7 with two minutes left, and the Saints successfully forced overtime.
     
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    I understand going for it on 4th down in some situations but I feel they should have kicked it there for sure. Get that lead up to 10.
     
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    I'm generally OK with going for it in many circumstances but the chance to go up by 10 just before halftime with the Dolphins getting the ball after the half has to be taken - and I said that BEFORE the decision. That was a clear FG attempt in my mind.
     
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    well...the fins converted an exact same play so how about actually getting a yard...
     
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    I say take the points there.

    We did the same thing in the Super Bowl 2 years ago.
     
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    AFPatsFan12 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Take the points, make it a two possession game, go cover the kick, play some defense and get to the half... it's what the 2004 Patriots would have done. I would rather have a coach that is overly aggressive than too passive, but just take the friggin points once in a while....
     
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    BB has too much faith in a crappy defense to think they can stop henne and an explosive Miami offense from going 97 yards.
     
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