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Post here when coaches do something obviously stupid

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4 minutes ago, ghostguy123 said:

It might have been ideal even before XPs were moved so far back.

Yeah Levin wrote that article in 2013, under the old rules.

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1 minute ago, ghostguy123 said:

Well, now we need a thread for when players do something obviously stupid.

YOU HAD ONE JOB!

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34 minutes ago, ghostguy123 said:

Vikings leaving too much time left in 3...2......

Saints left too much time on the clock!

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3 hours ago, zftcg said:

I've been harping on this since almost the beginning of the thread, but if you're down 14 in the fourth and score a TD, the numbers overwhelmingly favor going for two. Steelers were in that situation twice today and kicked both times.

I thought Tomlin used to go for two nearly all the time. What changed his mind?

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8 hours ago, Johnny Rock said:

I thought Tomlin used to go for two nearly all the time. What changed his mind?

He never did it consistently. Didn't seem like it was math-driven, just when he felt like it.

In any event, as Levin documents in that article, no one ever goes for two in that situation. My guess is that don't even consider it. The thinking is you take the point, score again, and then you're "back in the game". I'll admit it is very counterintuitive to go for two, but the numbers are pretty clear.

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8 hours ago, Johnny Rock said:

I thought Tomlin used to go for two nearly all the time. What changed his mind?

I remember a game vs the Packers where they went for 2 four times, missed them all, and lost by 3 or so. I suspect he started going for it a lot less after that.

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14 minutes ago, zftcg said:

He never did it consistently. Didn't seem like it was math-driven, just when he felt like it.

This is what bothered me about them going for 2 so much that year - didn't seem like there was any logic/math/whatever behind it - just whenever they felt like it.

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