Call me crazy, but I think this whole "Jack Del Rio has the biggest dick on the face of the planet" narrative is getting a little overblown. Don't get me wrong, it takes the confidence of a well endowed man to decide to go for the win when you're on the road and an extra point away from overtime. It's just tough NOT to have that confidence when you're going against a defense that literally gets out of the way to instill that confidence in it's opponents. I'm sure JDR has a pretty girthy piece, but don't you dare tell me that the Saints didn't play the role of the girl that goes "(gasp) it's the biggest I've ever seen!" just to appease you when you drop your drawers. Fact is, the same people that are praising him for this courageous call are the same people that have made ENDLESS jokes at the expense of the Saints defense (or lack thereof). So what is it? Is Jack Del Rio hung like a horse because he trusted his team to pick up 2 yards with the game on the line against the worst defense of all time, or is it possible that he's really only sporting 7.5 strong that was fluffed up to 9 by the ineptitude of his competition?
I agree with Jack Del Rio in the sense that I think ESPN stats and info are doing the public a disservice. You see, in a way we're both annoyed by those numbers because they imply that he got lucky. I am just annoyed by them because they were in no way altered to reflect the fact that the decision came against the Saints. You take into account how piss poor New Orleans is at stopping opposing offenses from doing literally anything, and there's no way going for two is a worse option than potentially giving the ball back to Drew Brees (who already had 400+ yards and 4 touchdowns) at home in OT. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if you take the potential media scrutiny out of it, it was an easy choice. Nothing that had occurred in the last 30 minutes of football led anyone to believe that those two points weren't just as much of a guarantee as kicking one, so why not end the game before giving the other team's only hope a real chance to do so himself?