Coin Toss, What do you do?

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Beechervol, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    If you win, do you take the ball and try and get an early lead. Make a statement.

    or

    Play off the early emotion that both D's normally have and get the first stop. Plus get the ball to start the half.

    I'd typically defer, but in this case with this team, I want the ball and a chance to lead early.
     
  2. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    I'd defer on the opponent's field.
     
  3. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    I would typically. Given this teams strengths and being on the road, for some reason I want the ball first.
     
  4. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    I take the ball, but I'd take the ball every time barring some weird outside influence like weather. I think this decision is very often overthunk.
     
  5. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Take the ball and chuck a deuce to Hunter on the first play from scrimmage :)
     
  6. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    99% of the time I defer.

    This is the one time I want my offense on the field first. Take it.
     
  7. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Win the coin toss, put the offense out there.
     
  8. Sleezboe

    Sleezboe Member

    take the ball on the road always....take the ball when playing scrubs at home.....defer when you play quality teams at home....hell, i dunno
     
  9. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    If you want to weather the storm, defer. If you want to gamble for the momentum, take the ball. I think we want to play for the momentum and see if we can't pressure them early. Young teams don't weather storms as well.

    So basically, I agree.
     
  10. WM

    WM Active Member

    Hope the coin does not drop like a brick .
     
  11. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Defer. Give your kids a chance to shake off the apprehension.
     
  12. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Ben Stancliff clone

    i'd have to defer. scoring first is overrated IMO, it's a long game. i like the idea of knowing no matter what happens in the first half you're starting the 2nd with the ball.
     
  13. FlowingAway

    FlowingAway Member

    I would defer as well. There's really no right or wrong answer though. But I'm with the guy above me, it's nice knowing you're getting the ball to start out the 2nd half. There's nothing worse than the opposing team scoring at the end of the 1st half AND getting the kickoff to start out the 2nd.
     
  14. Indy

    Indy Irrational and hormonal

    defer
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Irrational and hormonal

    changed my mind. i take the ball. no way in hell am i kicking to demps or rainey.
     
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