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The Boat
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Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?

There's no bigger advantage in football than being able to score right before the half then getting the ball back after halftime and scoring again.

Egomaniacs take the ball. IMO

You should always defer.


droman225
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Dallas by way of HTown by way of BR
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
Works for me in madden


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H-Town Tiger
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
While i also would defer, its it no where close to the "dumbest" strategy in FB


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engvol
Tennessee Fan
england
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
If you have a high powered offense it makes sense to take the ball straight away imo, back yourself to score and put the other team under pressure straight away


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
You should usually defer but there are arguments for taking the ball under certain circumstances like if you have a really explosive offense and you're on the road as an underdog you may take the ball to get a quick score and take the crowd out of it


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
If you have an awesome offense then try to score 14 points in a row before the half then after the half.


zzemme
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
I always receive, and have multiple National Championships in NCAA so there's that.


Draconian Sanctions
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
Well yeah but you still need a little luck to do that in terms of getting the ball back with enough time to score but not enough for them to respond at the end of the 1st half


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MikeD
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
Statistically it probably makes no difference


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JJ27
TCU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
49498 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
If my defense sucks, why would I want to start the game in a hole vs forcing the other team to play catch up? There is no guarantee if you defer, that you'll have the ball last in the first half. Your reasoning is mad maddenish.
This post was edited on 12/23 at 10:05 pm


boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
25000 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
No. Taking opening possession, scoring, forcing a punt and scoring again can be a game changer if the opposing team is a running team or if you're the away team.


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Member since Oct 2008
68838 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
You're going to have a possession late in the 2nd quarter. It's then up to the offense to put a drive together.


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TypoKnig
Michigan Fan
NOLA
Member since Aug 2011
5292 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
One thing I dont think most people understand is that when a team wins the coin toss and defers to the 2nd half, they aren't defering to recieve the ball. They are deferring their choice to the 2nd half. They could choose to kick to start the 2nd half although I dont think that has ever happened.


castorinho
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
You missed the jet to the bedroom


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RoscoeHarper
Texas A&M Fan
Edmond, OK
Member since Aug 2011
954 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
A&M had the ball first like 10 games in a row last year (2012) and scored a TD on every first drive. It can be an advantage with a prolific offense.


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Member since Oct 2008
68838 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
quote:

One thing I dont think most people understand is that when a team wins the coin toss and defers to the 2nd half, they aren't defering to recieve the ball. They are deferring their choice to the 2nd half. They could choose to kick to start the 2nd half although I dont think that has ever happened.

Lol.. the frick. The only way to get the ball back after half is to defer. Unless Bradie James decides to kick to open the game.


The Easter Bunny
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
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. Unless Bradie James decides to kick to open the game.


I remember being confused as frick sitting in Tiger Stadium watching that happen


Draconian Sanctions
LSU Fan
2011 SECr Hall of Flame Inductee
Member since Oct 2008
45898 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
Yeah that was awful. Thank goodness it was just Mississippi State and not some game that it could have made a difference in the outcome


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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
kinda assuming you'd have the ball last in the first half and would score?


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MrFreakinMiyagi
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Tampa Bay
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13477 posts

re: Is receiving the opening kickoff the dumbest strategy move in football?
No


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