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Gus Bradley's field goal decision was the right one

The Jaguars head coach decided to attempt a game winning field goal with 12 seconds left on the clock and it was absolutely the right call.

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Allen Hurns caught a pass on the sideline from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and made it out of bounds at the Tennessee Titans 37 yard line. With 12 seconds left on the clock and time stopped, head coach Gus Bradley decided to send out Josh Scobee to attempt a 55-yard game winning field goal, rather than running another play.

And it was absolutely the correct decision.

Sure, the Jaguars had enough time to run another play to the sideline and pickup a few more yards to make it a shorter field goal, but there was just too much that could have gone wrong given the course of the game and had it gone wrong Bradley would have been shredded for not opting to go ahead and kick instead.

The offensive line gave up six sacks on the day, though a few were on the quarterback trying to make a play instead of throwing it away, but the Titans were sending multiple rushers all day and harassing Bortles. If the Jaguars gave up a sack or a grounding penalty, the game would be over without an attempt.

What if one of the young receivers opts to try to pick up those few extra yards instead of immediately going out of bounds and the Jaguars have no way to stop the clock?

It's easy to say, given what happened, that Bradley should have ran another play. But when you look at the situation and how the game played out up to that point, he made the right call.