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The Correct Strategy

Burt in Alameda : 10/12/2021 5:07 pm
I know this is late but I was unable to post until now. Many of us were upset at Coach Judge's strategy at the end of the Washington game-- running up the middle and ultimately kicking a field goal and giving Washington an opportunity to kick it own field goal. Most of us thought he was too conservative and should have tried for a touchdown. Well, on Sunday, with three or so minutes left in regulation, Green Bay executed the strategy we advocated, and what happened-- three straight incomplete passes which took almost no time off the clock and then a missed field goal, This gave Cincinnati over two minutes to march down the field for a field goal, which of course was missed. So, which is the best strategy in this situation. Who knows?
Trying to win the game is always the right strategy  
Mike from Ohio : 10/12/2021 5:14 pm : link
just because Green Bay executed it poorly does not mean it is a bad strategy.
If you have confidence  
Joe Beckwith : 10/12/2021 5:21 pm : link
that your O can succeed against how the opponent D is playing, you go. If not , you play conservative.
Once he got HIS roster, that’s what was great about BP: the Reasons fake punt, the Rutledge 4th down try in the SB.
When he didn’t, he payed back , got what they could, punted, and put it back on D to hold.
also the strategy in Washington  
Essex : 10/12/2021 5:38 pm : link
was not necessarily to score a td, it was to run down the clock so that when you kicked a fg the game was over. In other words, just getting a first down was as good as a TD.
This team has no identity  
Dave on the UWS : 10/12/2021 5:47 pm : link
either on offense or defense. What is Judge? What kind of offensive philosophy (and defensive) does he have? Oh yeah, he spends most of his time talking about- Special teams!! That’s a red flag right there. Tells me he’s out of his depth and has NO philosophy. Being a chameleon on O and D sounds good, but you’re unlikely to be good at either (they’re not) without a core philosophy on how to operate. Are they a running team, a passing team, a ball control team, a bog play team? So they attack the QB? Play suffocating pass defense? Do they tied yardage but shit it down in the red zone?
Without an identity, NO GM can get the kind of players to create a cohesive effective unit. Without that, you’re just randomly acquiring talent with no rhyme or reason- and that’s exactly what’s been going on here.
Couple that with poor player evaluation (internally as well as externally) and you have complete crap. That’s where we are at .
This far into year two, we should be seeing what kind of team (on offense and defense) Judge wants. I don’t think he knows, which is a fatal condemnation of him as a HC. Unfortunately John Mara isn’t smart enough to recognize he fucked up- again!!
Green Bay is the correct strategy.  
give66 : 10/12/2021 6:11 pm : link
The Giants SHOULD have been smart enough to realize that if they ran it 3 times and didn't make a first down WFT would have close to 2 minutes and a timeout left. Easy enough to figure out before running any plays. Which was ample to get into fg position.
Knowing this you really need to go for a first down because a three and out is not helpful.
who the hell knows  
Pork Chop : 10/12/2021 7:36 pm : link
if Saquon finds a crease and gets a first down, the game is pretty much over.
no strategy is always correct or incorrect - each game is different  
Eric on Li : 10/12/2021 7:43 pm : link
in that particular game the offense was playing really well and the defense wasn't. First down and game is over. the NYG have a running QB so it's possible to run plays with run/pass option to try to get beyond the sticks to win the game OR go down and burn clock if it's not open.

In the last 2 weeks the team has generated like 30 or 40 first downs, most of them via the air, even with all the injuries? If you got a do-over in a future game wouldn't you want the coaches to go aggressive for that first down? Or would you trust this defense to get a stop?
The correct strategy is knowing your team  
robbieballs2003 : 10/12/2021 7:44 pm : link
and playing to their strengths.
Not being aggressive  
Giants73 : 10/12/2021 7:53 pm : link
Has never been the correct strategy. You want to win take it.
RE: Trying to win the game is always the right strategy  
DannyDimes : 10/12/2021 8:10 pm : link
In comment 15411233 Mike from Ohio said:
just because Green Bay executed it poorly does not mean it is a bad strategy.

you can make the same case running the ball...
Each situation is different  
giantstock : 10/13/2021 12:08 pm : link
You have to remember though that with all of us posters- we are not held accountable for our beliefs. SO the easy answer is to go for it go for it go for it. If it fails the poster doesn't lose his job. He can continue to say "go for it" throughout the season and after any fail he can say "This team sucks" with no consequences.
Like another poster on here who dislikes Jones and he said he would draft a QB every year until he gets an elite QB. It's easy to say when you sit on your couch and keep getting non-elite QB's that you need to wait on then waste another 1st round draft pick. And then another etc.

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