There has been a lot of decisions that coaches have made that has had fans and others scratching their heads, questioning why they called a certain play.
This happened for the New Orleans Saints today. The Saints were facing fourth down and inches with the ball in New York’s territory, trailing 26-17 with a little under eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. New Orleans decided to run an end around play instead of trying to pound the ball straight through the middle of the line.
You could make the argument that New York’s defensive front is too strong and would have stopped it anyway, but not only did New Orleans give them back the ball, but they gave them around an extra 10 yards.
It didn’t really hurt the team as New York was unable to put up points on their next possession, but it could have led to some points for New Orleans if they were able to pick up that inch they needed instead of trying that end around.
[H/T: Bleacher Report]
Topics: New Orleans Saints