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Old 11-14-2003, 10:03 PM   #4
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Well, I think this should be an optional maneuver for each team to decide (whether or not to set up the prevent in certain situations), but I know I hate when a team I'm rooting for does this the last 2 minutes with , say, a 4 point lead. I would almost have them get burned and give up the big play while playing man to man. You just know that, with the prevent, the other team is going to start driving down the field with gaining momentum on each play. It seems to allow a team's offensive confidence to swell after being mediocre up to that point in the game.

One sports commentator once referred to the prevent defense as
"the-prevent-us-from-winning" defense. In many ways, he was right.
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