... at the end of the game? Not literally of course, but effectively?

I was thinking during the time out, that if he went for it he would be declaring - "I have LESS THAN ZERO confidence in your defense, so I will do my best to not let them on the field, even if it means giving the other team the ball within field goal range in a tie game with almost no time left on the clock".

That is pretty much giving him LeBeau his family jewels back in a brown paper bag, IMO.