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Thread: Will Arians try kicking the ball off to start a game at least once this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Heat View Post
    Oh it was sarcastic all right. That taking the ball first thing is so clearly foolish and has been something I've harped on throughout BAs time here as a pet peeve. It's a small thing, but it grates at me at the beginning of every game.

    Other pet peeves are choice of red zone targets (tiny Nelson or Brown when we have big TEs, Fitz, or had DJ), clock management in regards to use of the running game with a lead, and stubbornness that goes a bit to far for my liking when it comes to certain players and coaches getting a long leash.

    But overall I think BA is the best coach the Cards have had since being in AZ.
    Should we defer every time? Defer sometimes and take it first some times? What do you want us to do? If it's brilliant to defer every time you would be receiving the kickoff about half the time because that's the odds on the coin flip. It it's brilliant to receive every time you would kick off about 50% of the time.

    When we played NE last year BB defers every time, we receive every time. The odds are we kick off 50% of the time and receive 50% of the time. If we defer 25% of the time and the opponent defers 75% of the time the odds are still 50/50.

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    The argument is asinine, neither team gets any kind of advantage. It is simply a preference, plain and simple...

    Offensive minded coach, want the ball first to impose their will and defensive minded coaches want the ball to get momentum via a stop (especially a three and out)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Teach View Post
    The argument is asinine, neither team gets any kind of advantage. It is simply a preference, plain and simple...

    Offensive minded coach, want the ball first to impose their will and defensive minded coaches want the ball to get momentum via a stop (especially a three and out)...
    exactly and since the coin flip is a 50/50 proposition, neither coach really has a say over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggs View Post
    exactly and since the coin flip is a 50/50 proposition, neither coach really has a say over time.
    Exactemundo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Teach View Post
    The argument is asinine, neither team gets any kind of advantage. It is simply a preference, plain and simple...

    Offensive minded coach, want the ball first to impose their will and defensive minded coaches want the ball to get momentum via a stop (especially a three and out)...
    +1



    JosEPh

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    Head coach makes the call. He's the head coach and you are not.

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    based on week one this is a non-issue and it will pretty much never be a deciding factor in any game.

    after halftime we forced a punt.
    had the best drive of the game, from our own 7 all the way into the endzone on 13 or so plays.
    after that impressive drive, with a 17-9 lead, we forced another punt.
    and then david johnson fumbled on our own 20y. <- and this was the turning point of the game, not some ideologies whether it's better to kick or receiver in HT1 or HT2...

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