Re: The Other Games Thread -- No Ravens Weekend edition
Chris Collinsworth made a great point on the spot, about how that impacted the decision making of the coaching staff. He made it clear that the down and distance impact the type of play they call and what they try to accomplish on that particular play. Yes, they did fumble the ball, but they might not even run a play at that point if it's a first down. They might spike it. They might go deep.
These are the nuances of such decisions that people can't capture in statistics or generic explanations.
"When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"