Saturday, October 25, 2014
Go For It
I've long advocated NFL teams going for it on 4th down instead of always dropping into punt mode, but who am I? Well, the NYT has had some fun with this for awhile, even posting on Twitter when its computers show that a team should have gone for it. Today they go this far: to save his job, Rex Ryan of the Jets ought to fully embrace this strategy. The Times claims that teams go for it (in the first three quarters) only one in five times when they should. And so on.
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