Originally Posted by Fiddler
I think if you're playing Cincinnati & you're moping the floor with them, if you don't get a TD with the three downs you're allotted, you kick the field goal. Makes no sense to "go for it" on 4th down. You're not proving anything other than you couldn't do it in 3.
If you're playing the Patriots & it's 0-0, you take the 3. If you're down by 3, you take the three. If you're up by three, you kick the field goal.
All the while, you are trying to get a TD. but if you don't get it, you kick the field goal, unless you're down by 7 or more & running out of time.
We agree on this. The issue is Kubiak is playing conservative on 2nd and 3rd down. He's not really going for 6. He's going for 3 from 1st and 10 from the 20. 2 yard completions on 3rd and goal when youre on the 5 are useless. It's safer just to kick on 3rd down. Its the worst of both worlds -- no shot at 6 and risking a turnover