And I've also said it before, Tomlin underwhelms me with his in-game coaching. That decision to go for it on 4th and goal, while moot, was atrocious. It was an absolutely awful decision. Why? Because he gave the Browns the one thing they needed, an opportunity for a big play, something to rally around. If you kick the FG they don't have that. Plus, you go up 7 points on an inferior opponent. By giving them hope they were a TD away from leading the game. And damn near did it due to Silverback's personal foul. It took a great play by Gay to save the day. The Browns were a play away from leading a game that at best they should have only been tying.
It's things like that.
I'm gonna sheep it up here with you, J and disagree with msdmnr and others. And, it's not just one of those situations where I'm being results oriented. I think it was definitely the wrong call. I can totally appreciate a coach being aggressive and taking chances, but in that instance, up by only 4
, you kick the FG.
Yeah, you've got a great defense and the chances of them going 99 are slim if you don't make it, but you don't put yourself in a position, no matter how slim, where a score by the opposition gives them the lead. If the score was 10-3 and you want to take a chance then? Fine.
Yes, it wasn't the fact that they went for it but the situation that was wrong.
I'd like to think that Harrison thought he'd crossed the LOS already and that's why he went in the way he did, but still, why take the chance? Go low, lower the shoulder and blast his midsection, just to be safe. I'm sure you'd get a similar result and it would send an equally imposing message.
I thought the same thing watching it, pretty sure McCoy was across the LOS.