Two coaches, two decisions.
Two different outcomes.
Football is too complex for a single action to decide a 60-minute game, but that doesn't minimize the obvious contrast in coaching styles on display during this weekend's divisional playoff games.
First and 10 with 37 seconds remaining in the game, St. Louis trails Carolina by three with the ball on the Panthers' 15-yard line with one timeout left. Rams coach Mike Martz decides not to take a shot at a game-winning touchdown but rather to play it safe, play for overtime.
The Rams wind up losing.
Fourth and three with 5:14 remaining, New England and the Tennessee Titans tied at 14 with the Patriots at the Titans' 33. Too far for a field goal in single-digit temperatures, Bill Belichick never hesitates to go for it and Tom Brady executes perfectly to move the chains. Four plays laterRead More »from Confidence man