What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

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    What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    BB seeing  what Gski can do punting. Game situation to see how accurate he could be... it was a safe play but great experance for Gski and helps BB decide if the need a new punter and how good of all around backup  the team has

     

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

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    BB seeing  what Gski can do punting. Game situation to see how accurate he could be... it was a safe play but great experance for Gski and helps BB decide if the need a new punter and how good of all around backup  the team has

     



    Didn't want to risk getting Brady hurt on field goal block attempt?

     
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    BB seeing  what Gski can do punting. Game situation to see how accurate he could be... it was a safe play but great experance for Gski and helps BB decide if the need a new punter and how good of all around backup  the team has

     



    Didn't want to risk getting Brady hurt on field goal block attempt?




    Interesting thought.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    Might just be a matter of not running the score up. Wouldnt have surprised me if they ran the ball up the middle...at that point, the game was pretty much over.

     

    If anything though, my guess would be to give Ghost another rep to punt

     
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    BB seeing  what Gski can do punting. Game situation to see how accurate he could be... it was a safe play but great experance for Gski and helps BB decide if the need a new punter and how good of all around backup  the team has

     



    I think this makes the most sense, also not getting Brady possibly hurt is a smart idea.

     
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    I think the question is: What would have been gained by placing holder (Brady) and plackicker (Gost) at risk?  3 points?  Up 3 TDs with just over 2 mins to go. No point to it.

     
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    Might just be a matter of not running the score up. Wouldnt have surprised me if they ran the ball up the middle...at that point, the game was pretty much over.

     

    If anything though, my guess would be to give Ghost another rep to punt



    Thats exactly it. Belichick has even addressed this in the past. Kicking a totally meaningless fg is actually running up the score. Cant hurt to give Ghost a rep trying to shorten it.

    In the past, the pats have done power runs on 4th and long before. Nothing new.

     
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    A combination of the two last responses.

     
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    We didn't need the points, game was over at that point.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    no holder, risk to TB, need to kill the clock, didnt need the points. I would have run the ball again to force a Colt timeout or kill more clock. The punt didnt run much time off, didnt net much field position either by going in the endzone.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

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    Might just be a matter of not running the score up. Wouldnt have surprised me if they ran the ball up the middle...at that point, the game was pretty much over.

     

    If anything though, my guess would be to give Ghost another rep to punt




    The "not running up the score" idea I think is the best candidate. If they ran it up the middle, it might have gone for another TD.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    Maybe also felt a punt was safer than a kick off.  Given their field position, the likelihood with a punt was that they would pin the Colts deep or, at worst, get a touchback.  With a kick off, the touchback is more a best-case scenario, and a long return or a score is more possible.  Kick offs are more risky for injuries too, so I think BB may have felt at that point the advantages of giving Gost a practice pooch punt far outweighed scoring or the risks of a kick return.

     

     
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    Could have just taken a knee at that point. I think the punt netted them 8 yards.

     
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    I was kind of surprised that Brady was the holder for field goal attempts.I thought Belichick would have had Mallet holding instead.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

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    BB seeing  what Gski can do punting. Game situation to see how accurate he could be... it was a safe play but great experance for Gski and helps BB decide if the need a new punter and how good of all around backup  the team has

     



    I think this makes the most sense, also not getting Brady possibly hurt is a smart idea.




    Agree with those two points plus in those wet conditions you don't want to have a blocked FG returned for a TD. BB coaches a 60 minute game.

    Anyone think Allen got a talking to after what he tried to do with the bad snap?

     

     
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    What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    It was the right thing to do why rub it in they won... Would you want Denver to kick field goal up by three touchdowns with 2 min to play? Crying Pats fans would be screaming why run up the score.

     
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    Might just be a matter of not running the score up. Wouldnt have surprised me if they ran the ball up the middle...at that point, the game was pretty much over.

     

    If anything though, my guess would be to give Ghost another rep to punt



    Thats exactly it. Belichick has even addressed this in the past. Kicking a totally meaningless fg is actually running up the score. Cant hurt to give Ghost a rep trying to shorten it.

    In the past, the pats have done power runs on 4th and long before. Nothing new.



    Yeah, i'm more surprised they just didn't run an offensive play.

     

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    All above are conjecture & very possible, but we'll never really know. All that matters. 

    Pats 43- Colts 22 !! 

     

    Hetch

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

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    Could have just taken a knee at that point. I think the punt netted them 8 yards.



    Funny, I have seen so many NFL players intercept deep balls on 4th down sometimes I think just throwing it to the other team 25 yars downfield works the best. 

     
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    What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    It was the right thing to do why rub it in they won... Would you want Denver to kick field goal up by three touchdowns with 2 min to play? Crying Pats fans would be screaming why run up the score.




    We Pats fans were taught well by the rest of the league in 2007. Until then we didn't know there was such a thing as running up the score in a professional NFL game!

     
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    Might just be a matter of not running the score up. Wouldnt have surprised me if they ran the ball up the middle...at that point, the game was pretty much over.

     

    If anything though, my guess would be to give Ghost another rep to punt



    Thats exactly it. Belichick has even addressed this in the past. Kicking a totally meaningless fg is actually running up the score. Cant hurt to give Ghost a rep trying to shorten it.

    In the past, the pats have done power runs on 4th and long before. Nothing new.



    Yeah, i'm more surprised they just didn't run an offensive play.

     




    See my post above, they probably would have scored again if they ran it up the middle.

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    simple. game in hand. don't want to rub it in Colts' faces.  BB is going to have to face a very good Colts team in the future. Why pizz them off?

     
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    Re: What didn't the Patroits kick a field goal at end of the game vs punting?

    Everyone has their own ideas of why they punted vs. a field goal and I also found it very odd at the end of the game.  The only reason I can think of as Bill clearly doesn't care about running up the score since we did it so many times in the past is to get Ghost practice punting in a game situation.

     
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