Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by rcaldw, Oct 20, 2014.
I hadn't thought about it, but I agreed with all three at the time.
I usually feel the same way but I was on pin and needles because Bailey was limping earlier from a Giants leg whip (uncalled of course). Glad to see I worried for nothing.
looked like one of them whacked him across the leg with his leg
I was a bit concerned because Aikman said he was hurt then saw replay but then after the ensuing kick off I it looked like Bailey was good.
NY signed Jeff Gillooly on their team? lol
I still think punting on 4th and 1 was a wuss move. We've converted almost every short yardage play this year. Our line would get that 9/10 times.
I agree, .. your 11 push their 11 back one yard.
That is one of the perks to committing to the run game in pre-season, .. that is one of the perks to sticking to the run game and being known as a run-oriented team.
The perk is that your kids absolutely believe you will convert on 4th and one, ... and in many cases, because of your reputation of being a strong running team, the other team does too.
To be honest, I thought the decision to punt from the 40 was a mistake.
Given our punting unit's recent performance, the expected value of a punt is a touch-back. Giants get the ball at their own 20.
They get it at their 40 if we fail to convert. I can't worry too much about losing those 20 yards given that the defensive philosophy prioritizes limiting the opponent's possession over limiting it's yardage. In this case, limiting the opponent's possession only requires converting on 4th and one. And given the rushing attack's dominance, the expected value of going for it is likely a conversion.
If he chokes in a big game, it's yall's fault!
The calls are much more iffy without Bailey
Bailey is the best kicker in the game for good reason. It was shocking that he missed against the Texans to win that game in regulations. He made up for it in the OT. But he's just so damned automatic that missing doesn't enter your mind when he goes to kick. Even from 50+
And he wasn't near as automatic in college at Oklahoma State.
Sure that plays a big part having the confidence in your kicker. Bailey has proven himself and Garrett trusted him to go out and put up 3.
Typical prisoner of the moment stuff, man. If any of those had not been successful all of a sudden he's a bum.
It's terrible, but the media has planted it in the brains of fans.
I'm still buying into the mental ability of most fans, although...I do believe in a continually increasing youthful corrigibility although.
For the first time in forever I have faith in this coaching staff to make the right calls.
Belichick isn't Belichick without Brady and the rest of the organization either.
While I've been on the fence for quite awhile about Garrett I've defended him much more than not over the playcalling. That 2007 team was extremely good with him as the OC. His offenses have consistently been good. Linehan is running his offense not Linehan's offense. Linehan never has run the ball like this.
What this shows is what many here have said over and over. The NFL is a game of matchups and taking what is there as well as doing what works and building on that. The major difference in this team and others lately is execution although you have to give the coaches credit, too.
As do his homers on the gaffes. Just sayn'
Everything this year looks and feels different. Lets hope it stays that way with Red's decisions as well and we can all keep enjoying this season immensely .