Originally Posted by grannycock
I'm sorry but if you can get away with a play like that, every RB in the country should do the same to prevent them losing yardage.
You're right, because it was a smart play by him, but only because it worked out. It was a dumb decision to shove it, because if there's enough pressure to tackle a guy for a significant loss, then there's a chance there are other defenders around who could pick off the ball and score. It just so happened there were no other defenders at the spot where the guy shoved the ball.