Originally Posted by Broc
I think you have to have more trust in your line, holder, and kicker. If they do their job, you can easily win. The odds are way greater to win there, then to give Tom Brady back the football.
Chances are, they might not have even kicked a field goal anyways. They just wanted less time on the clock, they could have gotten into the endzone on the next down, and there would have only been about 10-15 seconds left for Brady to do something on offense.
The fact that New England was LETTING him go into the endzone, proves that they ALL KNEW he should have went down. It really comes down to coaching strategies to be honest, there's not really any right or wrong way to do it, unless you end up picking the wrong one during a game that is.