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Kicking off first

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by RK, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Im pretty sure we have kicked off to start every game so far. Even the times we have stopped their offense we just go 3 and out after that. I wish we would just try and get the ball first and take a 7-0 lead. This is especially important at home because it gives the fans more time to file in before we go on defense. I Hope we receive the ball on friday.
     
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    You just blew my mind.
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Statistical analysis has shown that you get more possessions when you kick off first (just how the game plays out I guess). Also that you are much more likely to put your defense in a real bad spot field position wise if you go 3 and out or close to it. Now, what makes you think our O would march down the field and get a touchdown?
     
  4. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    Plus, most teams like to receive the ball to start the second half - meaning that they can either add to their lead, or cut into a deficit. As you say, though, this assumes they have an offense that can actually score.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Ordinarily, I think you're better off kicking off to begin the game. However, with this defense, I think we may be better off getting the ball first. Might as well delay that first score as long as possible.
     
  6. RK

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    Exactly and theres a chance that you hit P RICH deep and get a quick 7 on the board than the defense is extra pumped up, the crowd is 10 times as loud and they think theyre a stop away from a 14-0 lead.
     
  7. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    fify. And we should just go for two every time
     
  8. Daaah

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    Also, there is no point in punting.
     
  9. Fight CU

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    Xbox rules. love it.
     
  10. BuffTuba

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    Absolutely! Just bomb it ever 4th. Maybe a WR or slow developing play action to the FB in the flat. Always seems to work for me.
     
  11. bbads

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    exactly. we have to receive. who knows maybe get our 1 good return for the season and just get points. even if we go 3 and out we just delay getting down 7-0. and then that next drive the offense comes out they had 1 drive to try and get in rhythm
     
  12. zbuff

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    I guess you missed this. Of course, with our offense and defense, we'd just get beat 147-21 instead of 47-7.
     
  13. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but did you know our punter can kick with either foot?
     
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  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Deferring is the right choice. Our offense has been as bad as our defense. Probably worse.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    kind of a good point though. It's impossible to tell in the past several attrocities, but early in the season CU was making some good adjustments for the second half. Why not take the ball right away and do what you can while you are pumped up (ie. not already down) and then hope that with adjustments in the second half your defense has a better chance of stopping them.
     
  17. BuffUp

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    well, we usually lose the coin toss also... so the choice is not ours anyway
     
  18. DBT

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    We haven't kicked off first every game. I know we've deferred to the second half at least once.
     

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