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Kicking the Field Goal on 4th and Short

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Danny White, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I wanted them to go for it at the time, but in retrospect, did kicking that field goal (and playing "not to lose") end up saving the game?

    You can look at this as a genius, prescient call by Parcells, or a gutless call that nearly cost us the game.

    What say you all?
  2. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    When was the last time a QB sneak on 4th and 6 inches not work?
  3. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    The way the middle of our line was getting blown off the ball, I wouldn't take a QB sneak gaining those needed 6 inches for granted....I think we did the right thing in taking the points and making sure we couldn't be beat by the TD.
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I thought we should have snuck it on 3rd.

    But those plays do get stopped, and if we didn't take the points and got stopped, or turned it over, we'd have lost.

    I hated it at the time, but you can't argue with results.
  5. ghosttown cowboy

    ghosttown cowboy Wyoming's #1 boys fan

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    If we can't get 6 inches with a 6'5" QB and our RBs we don't deserve to win!
  6. cowboygolfer

    cowboygolfer New Member

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    I certainly think now it was the right call, But I wanted to go for it bad. making 4th and inches at about the 10 or whatever it was is a game changing play if you make it your team gets alot of confidence and knocks teh wind out of the D.

    Good call in retrospect, at the time I thought Gutless, we set the tempo against Philthy by doing just that, I think it could ahve been the difference today between domination and a dog fight. (or not)
  7. panchucko

    panchucko I'm too excited to sleep.. Zone Supporter

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    The QB Sneaks usually work better when the Defense doesn't have time to put their prefrerred Defense in there. If they could have ran a quick play the probably would have gone for it, but the measurement let the Giants D, call a play. They would have been ready for the QB sneak.
  8. AceofSpades

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    I thought we got two bad spots by the officials.
  9. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Thought it was a good call. Go for the points.
  10. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    My biggest issue is the way we did it.

    Either have the sack to snap the ball, or just line up and kick the FG, but don't try to draw them offsides and then call the TO.
  11. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    That bothered me as well. Timeouts are too valuable in a 4 point game to waste trying to get them to jump offsides.

    I still think they should of went for it, if they can not get inches with a 240 pound QB they deserve to lose.
  12. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    Well at the time IMO it was a bad call.....4rth and Inches isnt that hard to convert. If anything a TD would of put this game away.


    However now that I look back at it, it was the safe call to make.
  13. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    agree......I hated wasting the timeout.
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Just to be in such position makes me shake my head.
  15. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

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    I was shocked when we didn't go for it. Very un-Parcells like. I'm never pleased with Parcells. usually some of times he goes for it make no sense and drive me nuts, this time I wanted him to go for it and he didn't.

    It was a matter of inches, we have a 6'4 QB, seemed like a pretty easy pick up to me.

    I also didn't like not having A-Train on the field on 3rd and 1 the play before. MB3 was doing better, but it's hard to stop A-Train from getting a yard, as witnessed when he was hit 3 yards back in our endzone and brought 2 guys on his back up to the 1.
  16. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    You can ask the people in chat :) I was VERY upset we didn't go for it. I felt it would come back to haunt us and it did leading to overtime.
  17. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I don't think it was the right call even in retrospect. It just turned out that we didn't lose the game. We should have put our boot on their throats right there. It was gutless.
  18. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Welp.....Coulda, shoulda, woulda. 16-13...Big Fat W!
  19. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Are you saying that anytime the Cowboys win, the posters are not to discuss specific aspects of the game? Brilliant!

    I wish I knew how to post a picture of the Guiness Stout guys.
  20. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Yeah. Sure. Right. That's exactly what I "said". Nice interpretation Ms. Keller.
    Geez................

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