Surrender Punt

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  1. gtg970g

    gtg970g Flats Noob

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    This is the call I didn't like. I wish we called TO with 15 seconds left to force a punt. Maybe we block it or get a big return. If neither of those happens take a knee and go into halftime down 10.
     
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  2. BackstreetBuzz

    BackstreetBuzz Varsity Lurker

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    You do realize that if we had stopped the clock with 5 seconds to play, Pittsburg would have thrown a Hail Mary into the end zone rather than punting, don’t you.
     
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    Yeah, so call a timeout with 20 seconds left. I hated watching this as well. Send the whole team at the them and try and get a block. It was far enough on their side of field if you block you can kick a FG.
     
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    At 10-0 we were in an insurmountable hole already.
     
  5. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Yep. Cover anyone in case of a fake, but don't even have a return man back. Go for the block.
     
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    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Chance to run it back. Chance to take a couple of shots at the endzone. Chance to at least miss another FG. Should have called the TO. No return man. If we don't block the kick, we take a knee after Pitt downs the ball. MOST coaches in a similar situation would do exactly that
     
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  7. GoGATech

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    I said the same thing. Pitt was also stupid not to call timeout with 3 seconds and throw a hail mary. Very highly unlikely that its picked off and run back 100 yards. I dont understanding teams not taking chances.
     
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  8. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Agreed. Pitt could get a PI and set up a monster 57 yard FG try. Their kicker had the leg. He was booming kicks in pregame.

    Our kicker's kicks, both of them, look like pop flys.
     
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    get used to it.. our balls retired.
     
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    That doesn't make sense to me. It's not like we've got a grind-it-out offense. Our scores this year have come on big plays. We should've thrown it long. An interception on 3d down at the 50 is not much worse than a punt on 4th down to the 40, and it has an actual upside.
     
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  12. GTCrew4b

    GTCrew4b Get That Corn Outta Ma Face

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    Pretty sure our best chance to score is for our defense to take the ball and score.
     
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  13. gtg970g

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    This has been my feeling the past few games.
     
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    I think, and this is mine, that

    ...before the half, shenanigans like forcing punts at the last second result in more injuries and freak bad things (see below) than good things happening. And when you are a thin team with the cavalry not showing up until next fall, you don't risk injuries for low reward machinations.

    ...with 5 minutes to play, we had a higher probability of winning with a muffed punt than any other scenario, other than mind controlling Pitt so they forget that Ahmarean Brown exists.
     
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    Unpopular opinion: Going for it on 4th deep in our own territory in the past was mostly just an indictment of our horrible defense and it looked embarassing most of the time.
     
  16. Ed Sawyer

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    Not nearly as embarrassing as punting on fourth-and-short on the opponents' side of the 50. For a staff that's supposedly all about data, punting in those situations is about as ignorant as you can get.
     
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  17. gtfan1147

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    A 10 point loss is good for morale but a 17 to 20 point loss if you go for 4th down in desperation cripples morale?
     
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    Mostly right, but I dont think its as cut and dry with a good punter and a defense with a pulse. And we did have the fake punt vs Miami. I would prefer we pick our spots.
     
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    It does if you give up a sack fumble inside your own 20. And Graham was getting hit when he planted his foot on a five step drop, so a sack and a potential fumble was not incredibly unlikely.
     
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    Well....one thing is very obvious. Any ideas we may have regarding any form of place kicking and generally positive results would be a scary proposition at best. That performance against Pitt was less than stellar, even with the Pitt return guy providing us with the gift step out of bounds