Re: Giants SB MVP - Ravens Pollard
posted at 2/7/2012 5:32 PM EST
In Response to Re: Giants SB MVP - Ravens Pollard
[QUOTE]"IF" Gronk was 100% he would get something near what he got in Week 9. BB should have gone for the 4 and 11. It would be better than kicked the ball to Manning. 1. Worst case scenario, if not converted, the ball stays at 45. 2. Best case scenario, converted, the drive continues...kill more time off the clock. 3. Or throw deep, if lucky, caught at the 10-yd or TD. Interception would be okay since it was that deep. PUNT WAS NOT THE OPTION. You went for 4-13 on the 50, 4-2 on the 25....why not here!!!!! The Super Bowl trophy was on the platter for the taken. You were coaching not to lose...just like Norv Turner!
Posted by nZone[/QUOTE]
Easy to look back and say this. Punting was the RIGHT option.
1. They had three Timeouts to the Giants One. In a close game, that's a huge advantage on defense.
2. Up until that point, the defense only gave up 13 points.
3. Offense was not clicking at all late in the game, at one point, Brady was 20-23..he finished 7-18.
4. 4th and 11 is too long.
I'm assuming the 4-13 youre talking about was the Super Bowl. It was on the 31 of NYG, not the 50. BB probably shouldve kicked it then...Reason why he didnt, many believe, is because Gostkowski kicked the kickoff out of bounds.
4th and 2 also didn't work out...but it was 4th and 2, not 4th and 11. Big difference.