And only basing it on last night's game.
Punting on 3rd and anything deep in your own end.......I'm torn on this. On the one hand, you should be able to make it since you're given a yard. On the other hand, if you somehow don't, you're already giving up at least a point and shifting momentum. What happened later on with the last 3rd down gamble is proof that maybe it's not as easy as expected. And yes, I know it wasn't the same distance, but my point is that punting deep in your own zone isn't the worst thing in the world.
On the 3rd down gamble, even the commentators said that Piercey should have gone right, instead of left and into the double coverage. I blame it on Piercey for that one, since there was a hole. It may have been sold a bit better had Lumsden moved instead of standing there like a statue.
As for Lumsden not being there in the 4th.......perhaps (and I'm only speculating here) he was still a bit sore, and was a bit gimpy. I still think Caulley is just about as good.......man they're both amazing rushers.
And with the 3rd challenge......well, that falls on his lap.
I'm just trying to offer a difference of opinion and maybe an alternate reason as to why things happened the way they did last night.