DOLPHINS: Thoughts from the game
Mark S. Clark
clark.m.s at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 05:11:30 GMT 2008
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Danny Nelson <cheesefrog at usa.net> wrote:
> As for going for two- my rule has always been to not do it until you really
> need to.
Well, I don't know if you watched the Giant game last night, but there was a
situation where the Giants, down by 8 during the closing minute of the 3rd
quarter, scored a touchdown to put them down by 2. Instead of going for two
to tie it, they just went for the PAT. To me, this means Coughlin assumed
they would score another TD and they would go for two on that one. That's
quite presumptuous and arrogant if you ask me, and until they indeed scored
another TD and successfully converted the 2-pointer, I was really hoping
that they would lose by one.
I can almost understand arguments to just play it safe with the PAT if it's
early in the first half or if the TD/PAT puts you UP by 6, but I think the
end of the 3rd quarter is late enough in the game that you want to go for 2
if it will tie the game.
If I was a Giant fan, I would have absolutely livid.
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
- Charles McCabe
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