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Old 01-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #23

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Originally Posted by BowlenBall View Post
If Tebow is my quarterback? Take the knee.

If Manning is my quarterback? It seems obvious to go for it.

The frustrating thing is that Fox believes he's playing the percentages, which is fine if he is, in fact correct. But in freezing weather, playing against a tired, gassed team at altitude, two time-outs in your pocket, and a kicker with a big-time leg? The smart money says you try to close out that game then and there. As far as I can tell, Fox was playing AGAINST the percentages in this case.
Dumb thing is that yes something bad could happen that costs you the game. But once you hit OT that same fact is true on every play. You're not avoiding any risk by taking a knee. You're just giving away your first opportunity.
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