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Titans fortunate with late first half strategy

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 21, 2008.

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fourth-and-3 from the Steelers' 37-yard line and Jeff Fisher decided to punt.</p> <img align="right" alt="" height="80" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/ten.gif" width="80" /><img align="right" alt="" height="80" src="http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/pit.gif" width="80" /> <p>That's a playing-not-to-lose approach in a situation where the Titans could have been aggressive and gone for it or sent <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9235" shape="rect" target="_new">Rob Bironas</a> on for a 54- or 55-yarder with a pretty good wind at his back.</p> <p>The punt netted the Titans 22 yards, and the Steelers got them back in a hurry. They moved to Tennessee's 15 and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3564" shape="rect" target="_new">Josh Reed</a> missed a 33-yard field goal attempt wide left that could have tied it at the half.</p> <p>Fisher's strategy on his team's last possession turned out to be more fortunate than prudent.</p> <p>But the Titans do deserve credit for some aggressive pass plays that backed the Steelers off and created some room for <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11258" shape="rect" target="_new">Chris Johnson</a> to start to establish some rush rhythm, particularly outside to the left.</p> <p>Things have been more wide open than most everyone expected, and the Titans have a 10-7 lead at the half in a game that could secure home-field advantage for them throughout the AFC playoffs.</p>

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  2. rock8titans Starter

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    +1, get your head out of your rear Fish.
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    How is the punt Fisher's fault?

    And, how was that a bad decision? If Bironas misses that FG, Pitt takes over from the 44 or 45. And, if that had happened this site would have exploded before the half. :rolleyes:
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    What amounted to a 22 yard punt, sure doesn't seem like great strategy. He lucked out when they missed a close FG which would have tied the game up at the half. He's certainly inconsistent, last week they go for it, this week punt...etc
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