The Steelers Faced Four Important 4th Downs And Blew Them All

We’ve written a couple of times about the Steelers’ penchant for going for two instead of kicking PATs this year, and Thursday night’s game against the Ravens presented a few new wrinkles for the “kick it or go for it” decision matrix. There was a lot going on in this game, but the most interesting was four 4th down… »10/02/15 1:23am10/02/15 1:23am

X the Point: The Danger of the Four-Point Fourth Quarter Lead

After one of the more exciting and controversial fourth quarters in recent memory, it's probably safe to say that the first faint odor of victory was not smelled by Cowboys fans until Dan Bailey's extra point put the home team up 24-20 with only 2:32 left on the clock. With a four-point lead, and the field goal… »1/07/15 4:35pm1/07/15 4:35pm

The Ravens Kicking Coach Is Already Mayor Of One New Jersey Town, Wants To Be Governor

Randy Brown has been the mayor of Evesham Township in New Jersey since 2007, and the Baltimore Ravens kicking coach since 2008. Brown was once kicking coach of the Chicago Bears, a consultant with the Eagles, and has run a kicking camp. In his tenure with the Ravens, punter Sam Koch has set and beat single-season… »2/02/13 12:15pm2/02/13 12:15pm

Even If Icing The Kicker Doesn't Work, It's Better Than Never Icing The Kicker

Mike Tomlin iced the kicker twice last night, but with an unfortunate twist: First, he called a timeout on his own kicker, Shaun Suisham, who proceeded to miss a 54-yarder. Then he stopped the Titans' Rob Bironas just as he was about to attempt the game-winning 40-yarder. Bironas waited two minutes and nailed the… »10/12/12 4:05pm10/12/12 4:05pm

How's That "Going For It On Fourth Down" Thing Going For San Diego State?

This August brought momentous news: San Diego State Aztecs head coach Rocky Long had done lost his mind, and would be implementing essentially the strategy all advanced football stats people have been stridently advocating since the dawn of advanced football stats. Long was going for it on fourth (inside the other… »10/06/12 9:40am10/06/12 9:40am