Jack Del Rio’s balls are ginormous.
In their opening game of the 2016 season, his Oakland Raiders found themselves trailing the Saints at the SuperDome 34-33 following a Seth Roberts touchdown reception with 47 seconds to go.
Head coach Jack Del Rio said he didn’t come to New Orleans to tie. He came to win. In an all-or-nothing decision, Del Rio and his staff drew up a risky jump ball to WR Michael Crabtree, which was hauled, winning the game.
Even with Oakland’s triumph ESPN Stats & Info quantified the amount of risk and how the Raiders would have been better off kicking the ball and playing it out in overtime. Riverboat Jack wasn’t having any of it.
Based on ESPN’s win prob. model, Raiders had 51% chance to win if they kicked PAT & 44% chance if they went for 2 https://t.co/2FNbZxRwzj
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 11, 2016
Good thing ESPN isn’t coaching the Raiders https://t.co/X6tB1YlZ4d
— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) September 11, 2016