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Quick Reads: Del Rio right to go for it

Whether or not the Jaguars converted, their head coach was right to take the gamble

Updated: November 22, 2010, 1:25 PM ET
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders
Jack Del RioStephen Dunn/Getty ImagesThe numbers prove that, regardless of outcome, Jack Del Rio made the right decision.

The Jacksonville Jaguars-Cleveland Browns matchup wasn't exactly the most glamorous tilt on the NFL calendar this past Sunday, but it presented what might have been one of the most interesting coaching decisions of the year in the middle of the third quarter. Jack Del Rio's Jaguars went for it on fourth-and-1 from their own 36-yard line in a tight game and converted. Was it the right decision, or was Del Rio being too aggressive?


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Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) is a staff writer for Grantland.