DOLPHINS: Thoughts from the game
Mark S. Clark
clark.m.s at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 07:07:40 GMT 2008
That's why I put "or try to score" in parenthesis.
Besides, I was responding to your Giants game reference. Like I said, the
way they were running, there was no reason for them to hand the game to
Not that there was a risk with the kicker, but there was no reason to think
the offense couldn't finish it themselves.
As far as I'm concerned, a FG try should only be used as a last ditch effort
after the offense has failed to convert or score (i.e. 4th down in FG
range). Again, I'm not talking about situations when time has all but run
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:51 AM, Gmail <ldouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
> we were at the 7 - how much closer do you want to get - and Carpenter
> already had a bunch of much farther FGs today. I'll give you the
> "confidence in the offense" argument but there was absolutely no risk
> (above a normal PAT) in kicking the FG.
> On 12/22/08, Mark S. Clark <clark.m.s at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Gmail <ldouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> you know - the giants were in a similar situation in OT tonight and
> >> they kept running instead of kicking the GW FG
> > I know we had a similar discussion last year, but I still don't agree
> > kicking the FG before you have to. To me, kicking before 4th down (when
> > is not a factor yet) says that you think there is a greater chance that
> > offense will turn the ball over than there is that your kicker will miss
> > a pretty unfriendly wind, btw).
> > As far as I'm concerned, if you're putting more faith in your kicker than
> > you are your offense, then you don't deserve to win.
> > The only exception I can think of is if you're offense has been "off"
> > of the game, and/or has already fumbled several times that game. Barring
> > that, why not get the kicker as close as possible (or try to score)?
> > Besides, in the case of the Giants, they were running all over the
> > tonight. There was no reason for them to not keep it up in OT.
> > Then again, I'm the guy that thought they should have gone for 2 the
> > time they had the chance...at the very end of the 3rd when the extra
> > left them behind by 1. ;-)
> > Mark
> > --
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