As someone who is interested in American football, it is always puzzling to see coaches punt or kick a field goal when their team is 4 and short. Sometimes there are valid reasons to do this, but most times they are too conservative or want to take the easy way out. You can’t get fired for Punting or kicking the field goal.
It was a welcome change to see Denver Broncos, 49ers and Seahawks go and make 4th downs in the 2014 AFC/NFC Championships games. It’s Seattle case, they took the lead and won the game on that pass. Hopefully, we will see coaches and captains in sports be more aggressive and winning games. You will lose some games because of the aggressiveness and but overall you will win more.
As a fan, the games would be more exciting and it’s ok to lose, if you have given it your all. This is the message, we should be teaching our kids.
Brian Burke has done some stats on this.
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