Originally posted by valrod33:
because that would have been f**kin stupid
SOMETIMES you can catch a team off guard and SOMETIMES you just get lucky and recover it on a prepared team, but the odds are against it. They should have been a lot more aggressive on defense instead of allowing the short sh*t to start the drive. But an onside kick is a dumb move in that situation.
If they did it and failed, the criticism would have been the nail in the coffin for Singletary. He couldn't even handle the scrutiny about Raye last week. There's no way he doesn't bury himself with the media jumping all over a dumb ass decision to go for an onside kick with a tied game, time on the clock and the opposing team having 2 timeouts.
The chance of failure is much higher than the chance of success. Everyone knows this. We onside kick and fail, the Saints gain about 15 yards and let the clock run down, then kick the same field goal they did. Same outcome. The difference? We look like morons.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Sep 20, 2010 at 23:38:13 ]