Redzone: Kicking FGs or Going for it on 4th

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Re: Redzone: Kicking FGs or Going for it on 4th

#16 Post by poidog » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 pm

I don't think anyone is going to agree with all of Rolo's choices to go for it on 4th down, but he's established from the beginning of the season that he's willing to let his offense go get a yard when they need to get a yard. most times, so far, it has worked but there have also been times where it hasn't worked. either way, it has helped establish an identity for the offense and they know they have the trust of their coach to go get that yard when they need it. with that said, I would have kicked the FG in that situation but I did not think that going for it was a bad decision (just not the best decision). As someone else has stated, as the competition gets tougher, the margin for error shrinks so I expect to see more FGs in those situations going forward.

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Re: Redzone: Kicking FGs or Going for it on 4th

#17 Post by rodfather » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm

If I were the coach in that situation, I kick the FG. It was the first half, save stuff like that for the 2nd half.

But then again, I am not a football coach. Again it depends on the situation, if you are going to gamble in those situations do what JJ has said in the past, take "calculated" risks. I am sure that in today's analytic driven sports studies, one can calculate the odds of getting the first down.
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Re: Redzone: Kicking FGs or Going for it on 4th

#18 Post by xer 21 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm

rodfather wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 pm
If I were the coach in that situation, I kick the FG. It was the first half, save stuff like that for the 2nd half.
i think that's the point. Its about being agressive. you can make up for it later, but its easier to put pressure on first than to do it with pressure on you, is the theory.
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