Every NFL coach seems to love the idea of going for two, which begs the question: Why aren't more teams doing it?
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter might be able to help explain that.
During an interview with WDAE-AM in Tampa Bay this week, Koetter basically admitted that going for two is the right play.
"We've studied it, and mathematically, it does make sense," Koetter said, via JoeBucsFan.com.
Although Koetter loves the math behind the idea of going for two every time, he's not going to do it.
"Say we go out there that first game, and we score three touchdowns and we don't make any two pointers and we lose 21-18," Koetter said. "Who's going to get killed? You're going to be on [the radio] and you're going to be dog-cussin' me the whole time."
If Koetter's not going to do something because he's worried about being "dog-cussed" by people on talk radio, then he should probably quit his job right now, because there's going to be a lot of "dog-cussin'" no matter what he decides to do next year.
Anyway, the way Koetter explains it, losing a game because his team couldn't convert enough two-pointers would be a coaching nightmare.
"Pittsburgh went for it 11 times last year," Koetter said. "I think they made seven or eight, but if you actually went for it 48 or 50 times, and you have one of those games when you're 0-for-6 ... To commit to it for a whole year, no, I would be scared to do it."
The weird part of this entire interview is that Koetter basically admits that going for two is the right play, but he's not going to do it because he's apparently "scared" that it might cost him his job. That doesn't seem like a proactive way to think, but I'm not an NFL coach, so what do I know.
Actually, I do know something: NFL coaches are risk averse, and Koetter is the perfect example. Although he's admitted that a certain strategy is smart (going for two), he's not going to do it because of talk radio? Fear of losing his job?
Besides being "scared," Koetter did have one other argument for why the Bucs shouldn't go for two every time in 2016: The team just spent a second-round pick on a kicker.
"We drafted a heck of a kicker, Roberto Aguayo," Koetter said. "Very excited about him and what he brings to the table."
Bucs general manager Jason Licht would probably frown upon that pick going to waste.
That being said, with the math saying NFL teams should go for two, Koetter won't be surprised to see it actually happen in 2016.
"We won't be [going for two every time], but maybe somebody will," Koetter said.