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Punting was the right thing to do

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

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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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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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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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I disagree but we are all entitled to our opinions.

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99% of nfl coaches would have made same call.

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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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