Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
It's about winning. Think back to the last 6-7 years of this team. Did we have anything to lose by taking the 15 yds, run off more time, maybe win the game with a TD, and still have a chance at a FG after 3 more tries. It's not like we can't kick a FG on at the end of those fresh downs.
A chance for a knockout punch or wait on a decision at the end of the fight.
And again, we were more likely to miss the follow-up FG than score a TD. and what happens in the game then? We don't even go to overtime. Game over in the 4th quarter.
Really..? When it's closer than the one that was made from further out? I think you mean there 'may' be a chance we might miss. Not 'more likely' to miss.
There's no sure thing we will get a TD. But that's where having 3 downs gives you a good chance to try to get a TD. Then if you can't make it, you still have a shot at a FG on 4th down at a closer range. It's almost a no brainer if you have normal feeling of trust and confidence in your offense.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:01 PM ]