Originally Posted by HowAboutThemCowboys
Redball has made some boneheaded decisions before, but even he would not consider it given the circumstances. Don't make it and the fallout would be pretty bad. It's easy to look back after they lost and second guess it.
percentage wise, how is going into OT any more of a certainty or a better chance?
I think the call is very close and and given the way NO had moved the ball on our depleted defense, I think the right call would have been to go for it because you have the added bonus of ending the game right there and I think the odds of them making the 2-point conversion are higher than their chances of winning the toss and then driving down and scoring a TD (the only combo that would end the game without NO offense getting back on the field).
The fact that coaches cant/don't make decisions like this for fear of fan backlash is ridiculous, I want a coach making decisions exclusive of whatever the dip **** fans think because its been critically analyzed in advance and makes sense given the circumstances at that given time.
It may be the correct decision to go for the extra point instead of 2-points, but I din't see how it could be by very much, especially given the state of the defense.