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Old 10-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default NFl Network analysts about Steelers/Ratbirds game yesterday

So I was watching the recap before I went in to work and the NFL Network guys were analyzing the run play before the punt out of our own endzone... Basically, they were saying the Steelers should have taken a safety (bring the score to 14-12 Steelers still leading) then punt it from the 20 yard line and depend on the D to hold.

I think that would be crazy but doable however, there's still the matter of keeping Ravens offense from being able to kick a field goal. Myself, I wouldn't think of it and even if I did come across the idea, I wouldn't do it. Mainly because it's too much of a gamble in a game as hard fought as yesterday's was...

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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That would have been retarded.
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Default Re: NFl Network analysts about Steelers/Ratbirds game yesterday

I guess it might have worked, but then you run the risk of them just needing to run down the clock and get in FG range to win the game. I can see the upside to it, but I don't think it's something you'll ever see a team do intentionally.
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Default Re: NFl Network analysts about Steelers/Ratbirds game yesterday

well apparently it wouldn't have been anymore risky than calling three predictable run plays and punting...
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Default Re: NFl Network analysts about Steelers/Ratbirds game yesterday

Teams actually do this, no matter how much any one thinks its retarded, instead of the ravens starting on the 40 they would have started around their 40 or 35
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Teams actually do this, no matter how much any one thinks its retarded, instead of the ravens starting on the 40 they would have started around their 40 or 35
Yeah if you're lead is more than 5 points it makes sense, but with a 4 point lead you lose on a field goal. It would be beyond stupid to do that with a 4 point lead and that much time on the clock.
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Default Re: NFl Network analysts about Steelers/Ratbirds game yesterday

The way Sep was booming the punts... might not have been a bad idea... free kick from the 20 with a good 50 yard kick puts them back on their own 30-40 yard line.
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That would have been retarded.
I know it sounds very risky, but I was actually thinking that during the game. In hind sight, we lost the game anyways, so at least taking the safety lets you get a kickoff and potentially make the ravens drive the length of the field (or at least to around the 30). Given the circumstances, it seems to me that it would have been a better option
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The way Sep was booming the punts... might not have been a bad idea... free kick from the 20 with a good 50 yard kick puts them back on their own 30-40 yard line.
Without the stupid penalty to Slyvester they would have started out at our 49. So for 20 yards you let them beat you with a field goal instead of forcing them to have to score the TD?
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I was thinking the same, but what's done is done
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