Saturday, August 23, 2008

We have to get rid of preseason OTs. Kubiak lends a hand

Against the Dallas Cowboys last night, the Houston Texans scored a touchdown with 3:09 left in the game to cut the Dallas lead to 23-22. Ok, kick the extra point and let's get ready for overtime. Overtime in a preseason game. Unlike many, many, many coaches in the NFL, Texans coach Gary Kubiak did the right thing, he went for two to win. Not one. But two.'s Paul Kuharsky says:
    Unfortunately, not all of his coaching brethren have the smarts, courage or wherewithal to avoid overtime. They don't want to hear about it from fans, or they claim their point-after team needs the work, or whatever.
Heck, Eric Mangini, the genius coach with the New York Jets (that went 4-12 last season), went for three in the remaining seconds in an effort to send the game into overtime against the Washington Redskins earlier in the preseason. Of course, Jets kicker Mike Nugent, playing the grown up in the Jets locker room, apparently had a dinner date later that night and decided to miss the chip shot.

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