Re: Josh McD!p$#!t
posted at 11/11/2012 6:36 PM EST
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.