Going For It On 4th

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  1. 817Gill

    817Gill Well-Known Member

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    Did this week make y’all feel any different about how often we go for it?
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  2. loublue22

    loublue22 Well-Known Member

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    Well we didn't have a kicker really. Props to that guy for making all the XPs though.
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  3. BotchedLobotomy

    BotchedLobotomy Wide Right

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    It’s a league wide phenomenon.
  4. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    I liked both calls today. As mentioned on the broadcast it's the trend of the NFL. When it doesn't work it's ammunition for the 'Fire the coach' crowd.
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  5. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    Atlanta probably didn't like going for it when they could have cut it to a 1 point game early on. But going for it when we did was probably the right choice considering we got a new kicker. I'm not sure I would completely trust our other kicker.
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  6. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Well-Known Member

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    Going for it on 4th down seems to be the new thing around the league. Guess they'll have to fire ALL the HC's. :laugh:

    I'm stick'n with MM. He's a winner and the haters are gonna get left in the dust.
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  7. Streetwise

    Streetwise Taco Engineer

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    Classic example of execution being the factor, not the call to go for it.
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  8. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    It’s about situations
    Last week the second time we was in FG range and should have kicked
    This week a different situation on the second one because your offense was clicking and last week they weren’t
  9. JayFord

    JayFord Well-Known Member

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    Mike is an aggressive coach and aggressiveness just like being conservative has its drawbacks
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  10. seamus18

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  11. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I can't say that I was a fan of either call to go for it today, but there's a reason why I can make such brilliant assessments from my couch as opposed to being on a sideline doing it.
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  12. Walker

    Walker Texas Ranger

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    People dont want clapper play to lose mentality then they should not complain about a coach who is willing to risk it and play to win. Can't want both.
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  13. blueblood70

    blueblood70 Well-Known Member

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    no i had no issues with it and it worked out pretty well for once

    aggression is better then complacency. Ill take the risks for higher reward..
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  14. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

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    With all things it's good in moderation...and in this case when the situation calls for it....I don't mind going for it once we have crossed our own 45 but when we are deep on our side I don't like it...
  15. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Always the case
  16. bewp7

    bewp7 Well-Known Member

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    idk i like being aggressive but this d does make me nervous going for it but i was ok with it this week because they had to beat down the falcons after denver game and i did not fear falcons offense at all even after the 1st drive i knew they stink
  17. guag

    guag Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01

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    Yeah. I don't claim to know much about analytics, but I seem to remember reading some years back that statistically speaking, teams are often (not always) better off going for it on 4th down rather than punting. I had a feeling at some point coaches would catch onto this and looks like it's happening.
  18. Streifenkarl

    Streifenkarl Well-Known Member

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    I will never like it in the first quarter with no points on the board and when in field goal range. Just ain't necessary that early in the game.

    But in the end the coaches and coordinators have their jobs for a reason, so as long as we're winning I don't care.
  19. BotchedLobotomy

    BotchedLobotomy Wide Right

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    It seems as though they are foregoing FGs at a much higher rate though.
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  20. guag

    guag Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01

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    Yeah you're right. Maybe it's all in my head, but I feel like kickers have been missing a bit more lately than they had in previous years. So maybe teams are less confident in their kickers. Who knows.
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