Re: Josh McD!p$#!t
posted at 11/11/2012 7:11 PM EST
In response to Homecheese's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
Endgame play calling is always second guessed when plays don't work out. If the opposite plays would not have worked, those would have been second guessed. When plays fail the play caller never wins in the eyes of certain pats fans.
Some people will always complain. Playcalling, in my eyes, is very, very, ver rarely the problem. Losses and wins can usually be easily tracked to poor execution.
The offense in the end, got the ball, went on an almost 6 minute drive. Ridley knocked em back with his penalty.
Whatever. They ran some plays and tried to score. You aren't running clock with almost 3 minutes left, the goal line in front of you, when your opponent has that time, the 2 min warning and a pair of timeouts.
If you go into 'run the clock' mode, and stop trying to score, and fail, then you have nothing, and the other team still has the time.
As it stood, I would have done everything the same. The offense came up with the points that would have forced Buffalo to score a TD to win it. That was huge.
Not to mention they scored 37 points and didn't turn it over once, and had only one three and out. It was nearly perfect execution in that game, end to end by the offense.
Yet, the only reason Buffalo didn't score a game winning TD is because Fitzy made a huge mistake.
BB looked nauseous at his presser. He has already made a desperation trade for a corner. He *knows* there are problems here, depsite his efforts and attentions and investments in the defense. It is not working, but for this team to string together 4 wins against playoff caliber teams, they are going to need a defense that can come up big for them and pitch a shutout or something close to it, at least once.
Hey ZB, good to see you. I agree with you but don't you think they should've let the clock run down to 2:35 then run it on 1st down which they could then take it all the way down to the 2 minute warning or force the Bills to use a timeout? Then they run again on 2nd down and goal(only ridley got the penalty) and if you don't score then pass on 3rd down. I feel McDaniels handed the Bills atleast 60 extra seconds to work with and if Fitzy didn't throw the pick, who knows what would've happened.
I'm not saying the D played well by any means and it has been an ongoing problem but I don't want to see coaching errors like that
Well, the "quicksnap" run was not a gamble. It probably works 90% of the time. A TD, there, ends the game. You aren't playing for a FG against an offense that was basically bending your defense over.
OK, so you come out, wait, give Buffalo time to sub in its goal line package, then you are decreasing your chances at scoring. This offense works because they force teams into situations where they DON'T matchup well. On that drive it was an 11 package with Ridley out there. Why give Buffalo time to matchup???? Are you that afraid you can't put points on the board? To dave what? 15-20 seconds? There were still 40 seconds on the clock when Buffalo messed everything up by throwing that pick, right? I don't think stealing a few seconds would have made the game safe. In that case ... you call the plays that have the highest percentage of scoring, which DOES end it.
Quick snap run by Ridley was great. His execution was off. Then he made another mistake with the false start that stopped the clock.
The thing that ruined it was the penalty by Ridley. That stopped the clock. Otherwise, what they are thinking is a quicksnap, run the clock, and take a few shots running the ball from the 2 or whatever.
Worse case, you kick a FG. And you leave the field with 1:34 or something like that. Best case, you leave with a 10 point lead.
Ridley couldn't score, Ridley knocked em back with that silly penalty. Then they were forced to pass the ball, because all of a sudden they are in 2nd and long and the Bills had already subbed in a defense that can deal better with their runners.
Nitpicking over 15 seconds ... I really don't get it. I mean ... wow, like ... the defense can't get that fifteen seconds BACK by maybe forcing the Bills to 4th down?