I enjoy the irony in this thread with so many people calling Rex a moron while overlooking so many factors. Yes, the Saints had a great win. Maybe I missed something, but isn't this a message board to discuss all things Saints? Are we not allowed to look back and wonder about things if the Saints win?
I didn't see Rex complaining. He brought up a legit question that many people are wondering about.
Some idiot basically implied that coaches don't ever make mistakes or bad calls. Surely that person is joking.
Everyone is calling Rex an idiot, but Bayou is clearly the biggest idiot in this thread. A touchdown beats us either way genius.
In the moment, before we know the outcome of the game, going for it is the best call there. You play the percentages, and going for it gives you the best chance to win. You can't look back in hindsight based on the outcome. It is like Bama/LSU last year, except the Saints were actually in a better position to go for the win than LSU was.
Simply put, if they make it, game is over. If they don't, Atlanta still has a long way to go to tie the game, and still wins with a td. The biggest thing some of you are leaving out is that if the Saints don't make it, Atlanta is starting inside the 5 yard line. That's a big part of the discussion being left out by people calling Rex an idiot. By kicking the fg, the Saints allow Atlanta better starting field position.
Either way, there is nothing wrong with discussing this. Anyone saying otherwise I guess just doesn't like thinking too much about things.
This post was edited on 9/10 at 2:53 am