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Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by rcaldw, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    He's just amazing, isn't he?

    It's so nice to have such a dependable weapon after those years of futility, worry and roster shuffling.
     
  2. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I was nervous about the 56-yard field goal, but believed in Bailey.

    Had no doubts about the other two decisions. There was no reason to take a risk on the first one. The second: Bailey has made 34 of 36 field goal attempts from 40-49 yards out, and his only two misses came in this rookie season. (He's 24 of 24 the past three years.) If you don't try a field goal from there, you're not very smart as a coach.
     
  3. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    And they were smart to wrap him up with a LONG contract
     
  4. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    How did Bailey get hurt earlier in the game? It looked like a Giant ran into him after an extra point? I never saw it though?
     
  5. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    I try not to confuse results with decision making when determine whether a call was the right one or not.

    We absolutely should have gone for the first down on fourth and 1 in no man's land.

    What's the point of a dominating offensive line, a busing back having one of the best starts in history and the best running game in the National Football League if you can't line up helmet on helmet and get a yard?
     
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  6. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, that's already looking like a phenomenal bargain!
     
  7. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    I never like leaving points on the field, so when in Bailey's range kick it.
     
  8. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I hear what you are saying, but you get stopped there and it is a momentum swing plus great field position. I think we will see Garrett continue to be conservative because now we really are the better team. Landry used to drive me crazy always playing safe, but we were superior and it paid off more times than not. I admit I wanted to go for it there, but after the turnover I tip my hat.
     
  9. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Please stop puffing the kicker. You guys are going to jinx him. He sucks. Worst kicker I have ever seen. There.
     
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  10. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    LOL, oh I don't know what I am thinking about then.

    Not sure what game I am thinking of.

    Don't recall being against kicking that FG.
     
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    I would have gone for it on the 4th and 1.

    The other two were obvious calls.
     
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  12. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    he still needs to take more chances imo on 4th down. i was not on board. just b/c it worked out doesn't mean going for it was the wrong decision.
     
  13. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I would have gone for it too theogt, but you thought a 56 yarder was obvious?
     
  14. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I don't mind giving Bailey the opportunity to kick from anywhere he thinks he can make it from.

    My only concern is that we seem satisfied with 50+ yard FG's.
    I think we should make every effort to get the ball as close as we can before the kick, ... just to be sure because you never know.
     
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  15. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Well said.

    I am fully in favor of Garrett being extended at this point, to be honest. And the original post is accurate: game day decions have been good this year

    Where we have faltered in previous years (finishing the game) is now a team strength. We are making the right decisions at key moments and executing as well.

    Sure it was a joke at the time, but maybe Garrett's 'training' has paid off. I honestly haven't had a negative thing to say about him all year.
     
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  16. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I respect your kind of honesty.... big time. Very few are able to do that. I've never known what the big deal is. As I said earlier, I would never be able to number the times I've been wrong, and will continue to be. It's called being human.
     
  17. Plankton

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    I was against the 56 yarder and punting on 4th and 1. I was all for the 49 yarder.

    Just being honest. The results are obviously what matter, not my opinion. It's clear why I am not a coach.
     
  18. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I absolutely hated the 4th and 1 punt from the 40 yesterday.

    I watched the game with a buddy who's a Giants fan and he was thrilled with that decision.
     
  19. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    I would not have gone for the long seattle FG. But it worked. Either way I would not have said that was a mistake no matter how it worked out, its a gamble. I dont think I would have done it.

    Punt from the Giants 40 when up by 7 and the giants were playing pretty well against the run on that drive and i think on the previous one too. Yes I was glad to see that - I thought the safe play was good there - dont want to give them good field position and let them tie the game and get momentum there in the 4th quarter.

    The 49 yard FG at the end is also a decision i agreed with. Its in Baileys range and he is playing with great consistency. Even if he misses, time is short and they still need a TD - best they can do is tie.

    So the last 2 choices i think you could say Garrett played the odds well. The FG in seattle was a risky gamble that went against the odds but worked. Im more for taking risks in situations like that because on the road against a team like seattle your going to probably need some risks to win. Where as at Home against the Giants is a game that you should win.

    But unlike a lot of people I dont always look at risks or gambles at coaching errors.

    The types of things that i look at as errors are for example a week ago in the Miami vs GB game. GB is at about midfield maybe a little past it with 4th and 10 and no timeouts with the offense struggling and they have to run a play quick.

    Miami calls a TO - gives GB a chance to go to sideline and draw up a play plus stops the clock. They convert the 4th down and eventually end up with the ball inside the 5 with 6 seconds left, then score. Those 6 seconds are not available unless Miami calls the TO - also the game had a feel of desperation and i didnt thing GB was going to convert that 4th - but the TO gave them a chance to regain their composure. Though that was a huge mistake.
     
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  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True but then punting was not the wrong choice either.
     

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