Jack Del Rio is easily Twitter’s favorite football coach right now. The Oakland Raiders head man is being lauded as a genius after he decided to play for a win and not a tie against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
With just 47 seconds left in the contest, the Raiders scored a touchdown to cut the Saints’ lead to 34-33. Instead of kicking an extra point and playing for overtime, Del Rio chose to attempt a two-point conversion and go for the win. It turned out to be a brilliant move:
Twitter immediately fell in love with Del Rio for going against conventional wisdom and showing some serious guts.