Final play of the game

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Thaddeus43, Sep 25, 2017.

What would you do on 4th with 10 sec remaining?

  1. To Punt

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  2. not to punt

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  1. Thaddeus43

    Thaddeus43 Pro Bowler

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    1st of all, don't take this as a knock on Mularkey, I thought coaching was very good yesterday overall ...


    BUT, 4th down with 10 seconds left why line up to punt the ball? Seahawks needed a miracle no matter what. Could have been a hail mary, a block, return for TD etc ... all probably about equal chances of happening.

    So my question is, why not just give the ball to MM? Tell all our lineman to hold, grab jerseys whatever it takes to keep the DL at bay, whether it draws a penalty or not. Then have MM run straight out of the back of the endzone for a Safety with 0:00 left?

    Thinking through all the scenarios, I don't see as much risk as I do to punting the ball ...

    Risk 1) MM takes the safety with time still on the clock ... well Seahawks still need a TD to win, and we get a FREE PUNT. Same end result, but zero chance of a block, and there is no way there would be anytime left for a hail mary.

    Risk 2) refs throw flags for holding on Titans OL ... now I am pretty sure the game can't end on a DEFENSIVE penalty, not sure about offensive, but let's assume it's the same. In this casr Titans burn all the time off the clock, but then have to repeat the 4th down play on an untimed down ... all you have to do is take a knee there at that point.

    Risk 3) MM loses a ton a fantasy games for people by purposefully taking a huge loss / safety ... fans riot and kill him
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  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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  3. 10ACTyrant

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    nah, hold the ball as long as possible. kick it through the end zone. give them the ball with time for one play on their own 20. ball game
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  4. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    i still don't know the penalty that Seattle committed on the punt but whatever
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  5. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

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    12 men on the field.
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  6. Jeff.Fisher

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    This was a great opportunity for a fake punt
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  7. Titans2004

    Titans2004 Pro Bowler

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    a penalty on the offense on the last play of game or half does not result in an untimed down....it just nullifies that play.

    so we could have had all our players just grab their guys and let MM run around for 11 seconds
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  8. HurrayTitans!

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    Wasn't Kern averaging like 57 yards a punt? Why not just punt it and out of bounds?

    Let the defense try to prevent an 80 yard Hail Mary. The throw would have been well short of the EZ vice a jump ball in the EZ.

    Plus Lockette got hurt on that last drive so he wouldn't be returning it.
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  9. RealestWhiteBoy

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    I'd have punted high and short. 1-2 seconds off the clock prekick, 5 seconds hang time, 2-3 seconds rolling around. If they have anything left, it'll be 1 play from a minimum of 80 yards away.
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  10. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    They committed irony.
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