Originally posted on Roto Arcade  |  Last updated 11/14/11
I have no personal stake in the Falcons or the Saints, but I want to thank Mike Smith for having cojones, for giving us something to think about, something to talk about, and something to write about. We need more like you, coach, and we can all learn something from your Week 10 decision. You surely saw the critical call or have heard about it by now: Smith had his Falcons attempt a fourth-and-inches play in overtime Sunday. The Falcons were at their own 29-yard line at the time. Michael Turner's ensuing carry was stuffed, the Saints took over, and the game ended 21 yards and one field-goal later. And since then, Smith has been hammered in most (not all) media outlets. I'm not going to take an emphatic mathematical stand on the Smith decision. There's a case to be made for his decision and there's a case to be made against it. I also don't accept that there is one unavoidable and clear equation that applies to the decision; football is a dynamic game and most decisions can't be we...
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