SonicHawk wrote:Wait... you want to take a long field goal (outside) and give them really good field position if we miss it?
I thought it was an obvious punt situation. Trust your defense which has been so good until today.
The problem I had was the play calling of that drive.
38 yard line - ABSOLUTELY 100% you go for it in one way or another. You either kick (most NFL teams kick when you have a 53-yarder) or you go for it on 4th and 1.
Yes I understand the field position game. I also understand that it is a high risk punt in the sense that it frequently goes through the endzone (the outcome of the punt is irrelevant) so you are probably looking at an average field position of the 15 yard line (no stat to prove this) making it about a 23-25 yard risk........
I would risk the 23 yards all day long for the chance to put 3 / 7 points on the board. I can't remember the last time I saw a team punt on the 38 yard line with 4th and 1. This is the most risk adverse coaching in the freaking league especially since Norv Turner will get FIRED