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    Taking a knee not a bad move

    Mythbusters: Taking a knee not such a bad move

    Mythbusters: Taking a knee not such a bad move | StarTribune.com

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    False.
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    Can't be any worse than punting on 3rd down

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    Disagree. It might not have been the only bad move, but it was definitely one of several that caused out demise.
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    Should Green have been in a hurry to risk a couple low percentage deep balls? Or was he right to try and slow Atlanta’s momentum and allow his team a chance to regroup by going to overtime? The gamble in the latter was not getting the ball — but the Vikings did get it in overtime. Twice.
    The statistics do not agree with the article. Neither does logic.

    After the Cunningham fumble, the offense went into a conservative shell, and the defense was playing with injuries and ineptitude. Those explain the loss. Going into overtime gave Atlanta momentum.

    Play to win, or go home. Neither Dennis Green nor Brad Childress played for the TD late in the game; they both lost to inferior teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
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    After the Cunningham fumble, the offense went into a conservative shell, and the defense was playing with injuries and ineptitude. Those explain the loss. Going into overtime gave Atlanta momentum.

    Play to win, or go home. Neither Dennis Green nor Brad Childress played for the TD late in the game; they both lost to inferior teams.
    In the last nfccg before 1997 which was circa 1987 they did go for it and still lost. Friggin Darrin Nelson.

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    Bad memories all the way around....ugh.

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    Disagree but I've been enjoying the Mythbusters articles they've been writing recently
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    In the last nfccg before 1997 which was circa 1987 they did go for it and still lost. Friggin Darrin Nelson.
    The Vikings had to go for a touchdown, because the score was 17-10 in favor of the Redskins. Nelson did drop the pass, but the pass was not on target. Nelson was not known for his long arms after all. Note that the Vikings did go for the throat against the favored Saints and 49ers and won both games handily (44-10 and 36-24).

    In the NFCC against the Falcons, Dennis Green and Brian Billick lost their moxie when Cunningham fumbled before the half. They played a conservative game, likely to keep the battered defense off the field, and it did not work. Brad Childress was known for going into an offensive shell when up by a touchdown at half, so it was nothing new for him. Brett Favre, with his audibles, and Darrell Bevell, working with the quarterback instead of as adversaries, had done more for the Vikings offense than Childress was able to do. In the end, Childress was determined to play for a field goal. It almost worked, but the Vikings messed it up with an unforgivable penalty for a professional football team. Favre, who had pulled the Vikings out of many jams during the season with his arm, made a blunderous throw on the next play. Then again, the Vikings would have won that game had it not been for fumbles by key offensive personnel.

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