Whenever I try to finesse a trade, add layers, integrate, etc, I wind up losing, slipping, getting caught up in the extras and missing the big picture, the point of the trade in the first place. I bring this up in relation to the final TD by the Giants last night in which the running back squatted on the one yard line actually thinking about what to do.

He was in a momentary trance, do I score, should I sit here and get downed on the one and we can burn the clock? SCORE! How can they presume to know the success of future plays? They were behind, they do not have the luxury of finesse. They might have been down at the one, fumble or miss the field goal–and the announcers were oh so smug about the entire clock comeback strategy.

And what of the patriots supposedly letting the giants score? Banking it on the comeback drive, that entire endgame seemed flawed. Was the psychology such that the Pats figured they would be behind at the end, did they play into their own vision of the game's outcome?





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  1. Craig on February 8, 2012 5:24 pm

    The Giants were sharp in most areas. The punting and kicking are huge in these tight games. I was just sent this article on Kevin Butler. He talks about how few kickers and punters make it to the Hall of Fame. Ray Guy is one of the few that people remember. He used to practice on the dirt road behind our house. One of the greats to me is Miami’s Reggie Roby. Why isn’t Roby in the Hall? Chris Mohr had a great career but punting in Buffalo is hard on the stats. Cris Carpenter was a better college punter than Mohr but he decided to play baseball.



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