November 19, 2008
Paul Daughtery wrote a great column in the USA Today, and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and desperate describes the Bengals, Chiefs, Lions and Raiders this year. Paul says for these teams, why not go for it on fourth down… every time! What do these teams have to lose, another game?
The down side of this? It could be embarrassing. Embarrassing? …the Chiefs? …the Lions? …the Bengals? …the Raiders? How could it get any more embarrassing?
What if it worked? You would be a football genius, a pioneer of the game like Bill Walsh. Any coach can go 3-13. Might as well get there in a Lamborghini, even if it doesn’t have brakes or a steering wheel. These teams all boarded the Last Train To Nowhere weeks ago. Why not finish the season with style and innovation?
…or you can just punt on fourth down again.
A good article by Daughtery.