When anyone asks me, "What would you do?" in a field goal or go-for-it choice. my answer is always the same: "Lombardi always took the points." That should end the discussion.
There's no sugarcoating it, Charlie Strong blundered in his decision to go for it on 4th and inches in OT in a game where his defense had showed near total control. You take the points, you trust your D, you score on the next possession.
But the poor decision was matched by equally poor execution. A bland QB sneak where Justin Burke gave a pathetic effort, getting stood up with no drive in his legs. Blech.
A terrible performance from Burke, who looked like more of a high school QB than D-1 for most of the day. He just doesn't exude any leadership out there and seems to make his reads based on how the play should be unfolding, on paper, rather than what is actually on the field. His INT was costly, and it was really just a matter of time, he was making dangerous throws all day.
A tough loss to stomach. A strange game the Cards should have won. My first major disagreement with Charlie on an in-game decision. I feel ill.
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