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#1 heelsrule1988


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

If we go for it, what if they stop us? Or what if there's another fumble? Boom... excellent field position for Atlanta. Meanwhile... if you punt, you give them an incredibly long field to deal with, with no timeouts and not much time left. That's exactly what we did. The fact is, we lost because of a miracle 60-yard pass. If you go back and play that last drive for Atlanta ten times, nine of them will result in the Falcons likely not even getting past midfield. I know the tendency after losses like this is to point fingers and hand out blame, but you've got to realize... this was a freak loss. I fully expect flaming to ensue, but so be it. Call me names and whatever... it won't bother me. You guys can disagree with me all you want. But these are the facts.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

I called the end result as soon as I saw the punt team..

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

neg rep

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

^ <3

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

On the road you go for the win. Easier to get a yard than to stop Ryan from getting in fieldgoal position.....easy yards if we don't sack him every down

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:30 PM

I wanted them to go for it the second we had the opportunity to do so.

On the road in a hostile environment.
A massive QB behind one of the best centers in the league.
Millions invested in our running backs.
A line that had held up well all day.
A defense that had given up big chunks of yardage all day long.

As soo as I saw the punt team I knew this game was over. Roddy White gashed us all day long, what made you think it would be any different when they needed him most?

I'm sick to my stomach. When you're on the road and have a chance to put the nail in the coffin, you do it.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

this was a freak loss.

Wrong. It would have been a freak win. we deserved to lose.

And if you didn't see the 60 yard "miracle" pass coming, you were't paying attention. Roddy White lit us up all game, and no matter how many times we smashed Matt Ryan in the mouth, he stood in the pocket and delivered passes to him again and again.

If you want to play what if scenarios, here is a what if: What if Keahola hadn't saved that punt at the 1 (another amazing individual effor squandered today). Ball comes out to the 20. So we would have had what? A 19 yard improvement in field position? How long would that have taken to eat up that yardage?

On top of that, Atlanta has a perfect-on-the-year field goal kicker. You're gonna let him decide the outcome?

You want to let Matty Ice, White and Bryant control the outcome of the game instead of locking up a win when you control the ball and they've got no timeouts left?

Then you're the perfect fan for this team. Enjoy your mediocrity.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

I disagree but we are all entitled to our opinions.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

99% of nfl coaches would have made same call.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Punting was fine. I wanted to go for it when there was only 4 inches (and I think they would have) but when they moved it back to a yard I was fine with it either way.

And it SHOULD have worked out, if the defense didn't do the only thing they couldn't do and let a receiver get behind them.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

here is a fact: Punting was not the right thing to do. on paper? in John foxes mind? sure? but WE FUGGING LOST!!!!!!!!!!!! so are you still telling me that it was the right thing to do???????????????????? because if we go for it at least there is a CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that we convert that one lil yard and fugging WIN!!! but by punting WE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so let me ask you this say you can take home a fine chick from the bar, and one beside her is slightly better looking, bigger asz or whatever so you take the better one and she give you AIDS!!! are you gonna wake up and say....picking the slightly hotter one was the thing to do?????????????????????? FUG YU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

either way would have been a good call IMO but with the refs calls and 43 getting raped all day i would have went for but no blame in punting either point the finger at whoever allowed nakumura to start and allowed atl after the 60 yard pass to reach the sidelines 3 straight times

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

I don't have a problem with the punt. The defense should've done their job and they failed.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

Don't think you're going to find many coaches who wouldn't have punted there either, plus you get them at the 1 yard line? the Secondary failed and it came against our 2 most suspect players in Naka and Norman.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

This is right, punting was the right call. It here was 1:10 to go and we pinned them on the 2. This is all on Nakumura. 100% on Nakumura. Two of the long scores were entirely his fault, and the long pass from Atlanta's own endzone to midfield was on him. I've never seen a game where a single non-quarterback player decided the outcome the way Nakumura did today.