On the series where the Giants eventually kicked the field goal to make to score at the time 24-14, why did the Giants attempt to throw the ball on all three str8 plays?
If I remember correctly, we were just inside the 10 or 15 yard line and Eli got sacked on the 2nd down play pushing us beyond the 20 yard line. Then on 3rd down Eli actually scrambled for positive yardage back to the 20, and then we kicked the field goal.
I am perfectly fine with kicking the field goal as it put us up by two scores and took pressure off of the defense. What upsets me is that this was the time to run the ball to further kill the clock. There was still approximately 5-6 minutes left to play?
I know i have complained that our OC is too predictable because I feel that he is. Although this game he called a balanced Run/Pass game, sometimes you should use the clock to your advantage.
My point is that Dallas was getting momentum and the Giants were going 3 and out on consecutive series. We could have burned another minute off of the clock and still kicked the field goal. Don't give them enough time to drive, score, hold our offense, get the ball again and score again.
I know he tries to take what the defense gives you but there is a time to run and a there is a time to pass. There is a time to be aggressive and a time to be conservative.I still dont agree with alot of the play selection.
Geez, i know this post sounds like I'm complaining about passing when we should be running and other posts I may complain about the opposite. Honestly, the general issue is not just passing or running but not being predictable.
However, in this instance i feel it was the right time to be conservative and run the clock down and kick the field goal.
Yesterday, with the exception of this particular series, the OC play calling was good.
Great utilization of the FB with the flare passes!
Reminds me almost of Rob Carpenter, back in the day.