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

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

#19 Post by ulua » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:56 pm

Da BABOOZE just said on his show he will continue to be aggressive “got to stay constant” blah blah blah

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

#20 Post by TheDuke » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:49 am

Coaches don't win games. Players have to execute to win games. Coaches can lose games with poor game planning and game management.





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

#21 Post by cabanalane » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:53 am

xer 21 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm


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.

Exactly, being conservative, and taking 3 points, Players have the thinking of "ok, we are getting closer, we will get them. Let's go get them." Being agressive, not making on 4th down, it's major failed. Harder to bounce back from that when players are human and kids to be exact.

Yes, I like the going for it on 4th down. At this point, it's not good for their psych.

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

#22 Post by ubercow » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:11 am

when the cards are hot, and the percentages are in your favor, up your bet. but if you're just getting okay cards, take the small wins, and play your next hand. as a wise person once said:

you''ve got to know when to hold em,
know when to fold em,
know when to walk away,
and know when to run (or pass :lol:).

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

#23 Post by cabanalane » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:15 am

I don't play cards, but that's exactly what I mean. Well said.

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

#24 Post by BigWave96744 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:40 pm

Note, this thread specifies "Redzone" field position

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

#25 Post by My3Cats » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:53 pm

Did we even get into the red zone against the Fresnecks? I don't even feel like watching my recording on DVR and plan to erase it.
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Re: Redzone: Kicking FGs or Going for it on 4th

#26 Post by st808 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:59 pm

i would take the field goal over anything longer than 4th and five in the red zone against utah state or san diego state, especially in the first quarter. by the second or third quarter, if the score is close a red zone field goal is still my choice. in the fourth quarter if field goals won't make a difference in the score, i'm for going for it on 4th down.

with unlv, i would go for it on 4th down in the red zone or even at the 30, for the first half. in the second half with a two touchdown lead i would go for it on fourth. if the second half is just one score apart, i would do field goals outside of the 5 on fourth down.

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