Just my opinion but I think you guys are looking at it wrong. One of the major rules of having the ball the final two minutes of the half is to not give the opposing team the ball back, especially with any time left on the clock where they can do something with it. It's maddening when we do that and the team goes right down and scores to end the half. Take the Eagles game. We have the ball at the 50 yard line with 2 minutes left and all 3 of our time outs in a close game. The Eagles get the ball to start the second half so there is no way you give them the ball back with a chance to score on two straight possessions. We pass on first down and it's picked. By the time there's something like 1:03 left on the clock, the Eagles had gone down the field and scored a TD. In other words, the Eagles scored on just a couple of plays in just under a minute. That score by the Eagles to end the half turned out to be huge. That should never happen but as the Op showed, it happens more often than not. No coach worth his salt in a tight game with your back-up QB gives the ball back to the other team in that scenario. Sure we all want a TD when we start at the 50 but in that scenario you'll take the FG. On the flip side, the Red Headed Trainee gets the ball back at the Eagles 20 after a huge turnover and he calls these dump passes to the TE. It's maddening. That was our chance to keep the momentum and win the game and we couldn't even muster a yard or two. He has no offensive flow during a game and the play calling in those two series I mentioned were horrendous. Simply putrid. It's bad enough if you believe we don't have the talent and it's something we debate here constantly. But it's even worse when you don't have a coach with a basic clue about clock management. We've seen this for 3 years now and even Jerry knows it. This is where the Trainee costs us games during the season.