Just an idle question ...
If Linehan decides his D can't get the ball back, does he still punt it away with 3 minutes and change left?
The D doesn't hold and they lose. If he goes for it on 4th down at least he gives his O the vote of confidence. As it was the D got the vote.
Does he do the same thing next time? I guess that is why coaches have Tums.
Re: Just an idle question ...
I think you just answered your own question honey. :p
I think he'd go for it next time. It gives the whole team a boost of confidence when they make it.