Why not ice the kicker last play of the game?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitansPro, Jan 23, 2022.

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  1. It's possible it was the right call

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  2. It probably would have made no difference

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  1. TitansPro

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    Hindsight's 20/20 and it's possible he still could have made the field goal, but I wondered with 1 timeout and only time on the clock for the other team's final attempt, wouldn't it have been the best move to use our last timeout to ice the kicker?

    Or...do you think it wouldn't have enough psychological effect to affect the final outcome?

    I'm not an armchair coach, but I just couldn't shake the nagging thought that with a final timeout left in the inventory, that would have been the call I made.

    I noticed Cincinatti called a timeout just before the kick so you would have to think if we called ours it would really give the kicker more time to get in his head and potentially cool down from his warm up.

    Thoughts? Does it make a difference?
     
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  2. Mitch86

    Mitch86 Pro Bowler

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    Their kicker has been clutch all season.

    He told the team they were winning before the kick.

    I don't think a timeout was getting in his head enough for him to miss that kick.

    Also, I'd like to see some stats on how many times that's actually "worked".
     
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  3. TitansPro

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    Yeah, I'd like to see the stats on that too.
     
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  4. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

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    The kids money but it would've been worth a shot
     
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  5. Mitch86

    Mitch86 Pro Bowler

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    Mixpanel’s game theory: Does icing the kicker work? - Mixpanel

    Pretty good read on icing the kicker. Basically it breaks down to no, icing the kicker doesn't make much of a difference. Or it didn't in their data.

    Something I read somewhere else that was interesting is that calling the timeout BEFORE the kicking team set up was more effective then calling the TO right before the snap.

    All in all, I never thought that icing really mattered. I'd like to think that an NFL kicker isn't bothered by waiting 30 more seconds to do his job.
     
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  6. wrench248

    wrench248 Pro Bowler

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    Icing the kicker cost Andy Reid against the Titans a couple of years ago
     
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  7. TitansPro

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    That is interesting. Thanks for the link. I found this part particularly intriguing:

     
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  8. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

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    Titans had to go for 4th down, after that igtarded downing 3rd and 1 abortion call, because Fat Randy cant kick a 50 yarder - or more importantly was not to be trusted to kick a 50 yarder


    THAT is on robinson
     
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  9. TitanMark

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    Because really good big legged kickers are must walking around all over the place?
     
  10. 8Bruce8

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    I remember that, what a game. Did it not finish like 36 33.
     
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