Pager, while I would guess most of us prefer taking a shot on 2nd and 1, I do as well, but I was actually hoping there the Vikes would do what they did, and pick up the 1st down.
It's important to be unpredictable, and next time defenders will respect a sneak, which might give that extra second to take a shot and get it.
I was expecting the Vikes to take a shot on the 2nd and 1 you mentioned, it would have been predictable, and I think a very good chance it would have fallen incomplete, or deflected by the defender.
And if that had happened, I am not sure I like the Vikes running up the gut on 3rd and 1 against the Packers. The Vikes have struggled with it lately, and the Packers have been good all season at stuffing short yardage plays, so the QB sneak on 2nd down, in this case, I think was a good call.
Agree. At that point in the game we had yet to get a first down. They were giving us one with wide tackle splits. I told my family when I saw the D line configured the way they were that "I bet Kirk Sneaks it". I'm sure it wasn't even a called play, he just saw the free first down and took it. Other points in the game, I'd rather see a shot, but we were dysfunctional on the first 2 drives and just needed to get things moving. The drive resulted in a TD.
How many times on short down and distance have we taken a shot vs a running (granted this was probably the first QB sneak). How many times on 2nd and short have we taken a deep shot. I been vocal about Cousins taking off more regardless of QB sneaks.
I don't know the answer, and don't have the time and energy to look it up. But I would it's probably more predictable that we aren't taking a deep shot than running,
But thats only my opinion.
That reply had nothing to do with my post. Should've been posted on Marty's post. In the end, the drive was successful, so no use second guessing it.
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