The fourth place in the NFL game has never been so popular.
But the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, Mike Vrabel, gave up this opportunity. In the wild card game of the Titans against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, it seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tennessee then lost. Gave 20-13.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, when the Titans trailed the Ravens 17-13, Tennessee made a series of suspicious decisions. The Titans faced Baltimore’s second and second on the 40-yard line and attempted a deep shot against AJ Brown. The man missed the memorial.
Then in third and second, Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was asked to throw the ball again, but Jonnu Smith couldn̵
Ignoring Derrick Henry, who ran for more than 2,000 yards this season, both times were bad enough for short yards.
But the real head-scratcher came from Vrabel, ranked fourth. Titan slammed (only 25 yards), which is absolutely shocking.
What makes it so bad?
digital strongly It is recommended to go there, or do it in almost all other situations in the game.
In fact, this may be one of the most conservative calls in the entire 2020 season, and it may even go further.
TEN decided to attack BAL from BAL 40 on the 4th and 2nd, and on the 4th there was 10:06 left, but lost 13-17.
With a surrender index of 138.87, the punt ranks 100% among all punts in the 2020 season and 99.92% of all punts since 2009.
-Surrender Index 90 (@surrender_idx90) January 10, 2021
This is a serious mistake of Vrabel.
The 4th and 2nd poles on the BALTIMORE 40-yard line only cost #Titans 14% of the pre-rob win probability. #BALvsTEN
— EdjSports (@edjsports) January 10, 2021
In their next series, the Titans chased it with 30 points and the clock approached a two-minute warning. But that game ended with the Tennyhill draft pick and the Titans lost the game.
So why does Vrabel do this?
“I just decided to place a bet. I thought we were playing well on defense…to participate in the position game.” -Vrabel was asked to take us through his thought process during the fourth sinking in the fourth quarter. #Titans
-Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 10, 2021
If the Ravens had not scored four times in the first five games (not counting half-kneeling), and Lamar Jackson had not split the Titans in two with his legs, then this would be a more acceptable answer.
Also, why is there no Henry? Yes, the Ravens limited Henry to less than 40 yards in the 18 carryovers in the game, which must take Vrabel’s thinking into account.
But this begs the question: if you don’t plan to use it in such a situation, why do you have to get back $12.5 million every year?
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