Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

megadeth078

Playcalling on the final drive...

Recommended Posts





Mother Grabber    7,602

yes...we made them use both time outs and could not risk stopping the clock with an incomplete pass. We had to run, run, run up the middle. Protect the ball and use as much clock as possible. A fumble would have been a disaster.

The drive before that, however, where we started with 7min left, and only used 2min on a 3 and out, was total poo.

  • Pie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PantherPhann89    803

I wouldn't say it was the smartest playcalling, it was the safest and it was effective. I would've liked better run plays designed to pick up tht 1st down, but of course you risk the chances of fumbling. We won the game so I'm good.

  • Pie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
schado    24

I understand run, but why did we have to run up the middle where all their men were stacked? At least try to get a first down.

I think the same way. Maybe a little more of that killer instinct, to put the game away with a final offensive effort. Better to do that than give Brees another shot. Thankfully, it didn't turn out that way today and things worked out for us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The drive before the last one, Chud had decided to pass on 3rd and 3 on our own 35. Which was a horrible call. So I was surprised to see him call all run plays on the last drive. Play calling on the final drive was okay instead of dumb and risky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OBXPantha    138

Was this the first football game for some of you? Of course you run up the middle.

Why? Up the middle you have 5 guys trying to strip the ball. The same amount of time runs off the clock running around the side. Probably more. And since they didn't have anyone over there we may even get a first down and not give them the ball back. So again, why does it HAVE to be up the middle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Achilles    122

On that last scoring drive...that deep pass to Smitty was MADE this season. Same (kind of) pass was missed last year. People had a cow thinking we should have run with a lead in the fourth, said that play call cost us the game. This time...it helped win us the game.

Gutsy play calling by Chud. Exceptional game by Cam. The 3 runs on that last drive were effective, but I was certainly getting a bit anxious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mother Grabber    7,602

Why? Up the middle you have 5 guys trying to strip the ball. The same amount of time runs off the clock running around the side. Probably more. And since they didn't have anyone over there we may even get a first down and not give them the ball back. So again, why does it HAVE to be up the middle.

because you can cover up the ball with both arms and a tuck. when you run outside, the ball is more exposed and can be stripped more easily. The important thing is to burn up their opportunity, which is stored in the timeouts. Get rid of those, and their chances go way down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×