18. Drew Brees Has Mike Smith Really Shook

Week: 10, 11/13/11
Generally speaking, we want to encourage coaches to go for it on fourth down. Far too many coaches are—what's the word? Right, "chickenshit"—when it comes to punting on fourth down, particularly late in games. One spot you definitely don't want to be going for it on fourth though? From your own 29. In overtime. If you're afraid of Drew Brees & Co. beating you...then why bother even playing the friggin' game?!? If you kick to them and they score, tough. If you give them the ball on your own 29? Don't be surprised if your defense showers you in something other than Gatorade.