Trestman admits he should have put in McCown in sooner

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  1. Jimmors

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    And on a similar note, i tried googling "Trestman admits FG mistake" trying to find if he also admitted his failure in not kicking the FG, and not only did i find a hit, it wasn't even from this year, its an article back from his days in the CFL, so i guess this is a part of who he is as a HC, we should just accept the fact that he is bold, nobody will ever make the mistake of calling him a "Conservative" Coach *coughLoviecough* Problem with being bold: some times it works, some times it does not.

     
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    People forget that Mannelly was out. That likely played into the decision to go for it on 4th down
     
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    Doubtful, because the points still make a better decision:

    1.If you go for it on 4th and short, only two things can happen: you convert, or you fail and turnover the ball. In either case, you score no points, you are only rewarded with a 1st down.

    2.If you kick the FG, only three things could happen: you make it and get the points, or you screw it up and turnover the ball, or you screw it up but still manage to convert the 1st on a scramble.

    So, logically, option 2 is still preferable, because you have more chances to do something good (2/3, compared to 1/2), and you still end up with points (compared to just a 1st down with option 1)
     
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    I think it is great that he admits his mistake. I think it was the right call to go on 4 and 1.

    Now I'm kinda torn apart whether we should start Cutler or McCown. Cutler gets a week more rest but he seems very fragile and McCown has looked better than Cutler in the limited time he has played.
     
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    Ya but he said like 1 driver sooner, it should have been 1 and 1/2 qtrs sooner.
     
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    When I first joined this board, I mentioned that Trestman will roll the dice and that on occasion the dice bite back. He doesn't play safe. He's also loyal to his starter and won't put the backup in unless he has to. If the starter says he can go, then he'll put him out there. I didn't see the game, but according to everything I've read, the squandering of this victory was a team effort.
     
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    I think I remember you saying that.
     
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    One wonders what the outcome might have been if McCown would have entered the game in time to get two or three possessions instead of just one.

    I guess we'll never know.
     
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    Exactly. you're a genius when it works and a bum when it doesn't.

    BTW, that game was one for the ages featuring a phenomenal end zone catch for the two point convert in OT. (Two point converts are mandatory in OT to help break the tie.)

    Just got his elbow down in bounds.
     
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    I don't really mind the call to go for it. Watching other games around the league I think you will see it becoming a trend to go for it on 4th down. The coaches realize that the odds are really pretty good that your team can get a yard or two.
    McCown should have gone in earlier. After Jay turned his ankle the combination of a tender groin and the ankle should have been enough to pull him.

    It just tells me that Trestman might not be a confident in Josh as we all are, not sure why.
     

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