I don't know,ALLx, i like going for it on 4th down. You never know what might happen...instead hit the 40, 3 banal plays , oops, gotta kick a 40 yrder. Now , Coach has to give that some more thot, and i actually like. it. Get closer, let akers kick it from 25...or what if...we score?
Test him early. If we get the opportunity for a 45+ long FG early in the game (first quarter) you trot him out there and see what happens. If he makes it maybe his confidence grows a little. If he misses it, you basically play 4 down territory from the 35 - 20 yard line.
I have pretty much lost all confidence in Akers.. I gringe when he lines up for a field goal. It seems no better than a 50/50 chance him making a FG beyond 30 yards these days... I sure the game doesn't come down to a FG attempt in the closing seconds.
Akers is good for sub 40 yard FG. He is just atrocious past 40 this season. Cundiff missed a 32 yard FG that would have won a playoff game, Akers hasn't missed a FG in that situation. Presumably Cundiff would be a bit better for 40+. Personally, I would prefer to have mr reliable inside 40, then a better chance to kick a 50 yard FG, so I like the decision on Akers.
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