More Smug than Birthday Dog
The only way you think that call was dumb is if you have no understanding at all of math and probabilities. The Pats had two options:
A) Play defense and pray for either a missed FG or a turnover. Ill be very generous and give that a 10% chance of happening. And thats being very generous. The FG wasnt much more than a PAT and the Bradshaw/Jacobs were gonna focus and protecting the ball above all else. If this scenario plays out and the FG is good, the Pats get the ball with practically zero time left and a squib kick ends it.
B) Let Bradshaw in. This leaves a minute on the clock and allows you to possibly get a big kick return and have great field position. If that doesnt happen, you have a very good QB that is more than capable of finding playmakers and scoring in 1:00 with a TO. Give that a 20% of happening, just for arguments sake.
The goal is to put your team in the best position to win and that was accomplished. The only mistake was not doing it on first down.
Last edited by tylerdolphin; 02-06-2012 at 02:35 PM.