Munchak defends decision to try 57-yarder

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    Rob Bironas kicked a career-long 60-yard field goal against the Colts in 2006.

    In the first quarter of Sunday’s game at Indianapolis, Titans Coach Mike Munchak sent his kicker out to try a 57-yarder.

    The move ended up working against the Titans. Bironas missed the kick wide right, and the Colts took advantage of the short field, driving 53 yards in seven plays to tie the game at 7-7.

    Munchak said Bironas hit a couple of 60-yarders in warm-ups, and he thought the conditions were perfect for the Titans to go up 10-0.

    “He was kicking well,’’ Munchak said. “It was a kick we definitely thought he could make.”

    So was Munchak second-guessing himself on Monday? The Titans could’ve tried to pin the Colts deep, or gone for it on fourth and four from the 39?

    “If you take me back into time, I would have done it again,’’ he said. “After the fact he missed it, I would say “No I wouldn’t have done it.” I think you always re-think things. It just depends on the game. … I thought the decision at the time was the right one.”

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  2. Titan43

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    Sorry munch, I thought it was a poor choice.
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    I was there!
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  4. RavensShallBurn

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    It was a terrible decision. No defending it.

    There are two options in that situation... punt it or go for it. I would've gone for it.

    Even if this was late in the game and for the lead, I probably would've disagreed with it.
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    If he could go back in time he would make the same decision to kick the ball, because he was a bad coach on Sunday and he's still a bad coach today. No surprise.
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  6. Gunny

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    meh, if he makes it, it's a good choice.
    if not, it's bad.
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    But his chances of making it are low... and it's early in the game. Dumb decision.

    I'm not even saying this in hindsight... I was saying it to the TV as it was happening.
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    He had faith in Bironas; Bironas failed. end of story. move forward
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    That's not how it works. You can't just dismiss a bad coaching decision (that possibly could have changed the game) just because the player doesn't come through. That was a dumb call. High risk low reward.
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  10. Gunny

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    Well it's not the reason we lost so it doesn't matter.
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