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Dorian Gray

Grantland: Punting on 4th-and-1 candidate for worst coaching move of the year

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Rivera has to go.. the man cannot coach.. makes me wonder what the hell hurney saw in this guy.

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Had I been at the game I would have yelled at Rivera to go for it then, but alas all I could do was yell at my TV then make "cowardly" posts about Rivera's bad coaching

you and me both. difference is, we are measly fans who can yell anything about anything with no repercussions. i wanted us to go for it too and was yelling, but as a fan, we don't have pressure to deal with. but again, cam doesn't fumble we don't have this discussion.

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hey guys i have a great idea

let's go for it on 4th and 1 when we could easily get stopped AND we're in atlanta AND we're facing a red-hot offense who would easily win if they get the ball at midfield AND...

or we can try to give them, at worst, 80 yards which isn't a guaranteed victory. oh even better, 99 yards!!!

i'm sure whatever dumb bullshit computer program that grantland runs would say that the chances of winning when you have to drive 99 yards in 60 seconds with 0 timeouts is miniscule. we win that game 9 times out of 10. we probably fail that short run 9 times out of 10. i mean, you people keep bitching about our run playcalls anyway. it hasn't been as effective as it was last year. it is totally different from last season, where no matter what, we were getting the first down.

absolutely the right playcall in this situation. if we were playing a shitty offense i could understand. like the jags or something. but the falcons? are you fuging insane? give them 50 yards when we could give them 80-99? no.

anyway, then haruki nakamura and josh norman fuged up for 2 or 3 plays. this game isn't on rivera or mcdermott or chud. we probably wouldn't have been in the fuging game with any other coaching staff (i mean, this *is* the only close game atlanta has even had).

shut up about it already. jesus.

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why do people keep saying the needed 99 yards

they only needed a FG, not a TD

was I watching a different game or tripping on shrooms and not know it?

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Yeah. Considering how well we'd contained Ryan, White and Turner, I know I was pretty confident giving the ball back to them and relying on a pretty good defense to stop them.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I know I was completely blown away when Ryan attacked Nakamura and Norman for a huge gain. I hadn't seen the Falcons try to expose that matchup yet and it took me completely by surprise.

Good coaching decision.

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I disagree

The defense should have stopped them

Period

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Either way, our defense is so bad it's just not even funny. They do nothing right. The coaching is bad. The scheme is bad. They can't cause turnovers. They can't cover. They can't tackle. They can't swat down passes. They can't stop the run. There is not a single redeeming quality for our defensive unit.

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why do people keep saying the needed 99 yards

they only needed a FG, not a TD

was I watching a different game or tripping on shrooms and not know it?

No you are right and I'm retarded for saying 99 yards. But our defense is still the worst to ever take the field in history. At any level of the sport of football.

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Interesting nugget I found:

Elias says Matt Ryan game-winning's drive vs. Panthers was the first in 20 years that started inside the five-yard line with less than a minute left and no timeouts.

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Either way, our defense is so bad it's just not even funny. They do nothing right. The coaching is bad. The scheme is bad. They can't cause turnovers. They can't cover. They can't tackle. They can't swat down passes. They can't stop the run. There is not a single redeeming quality for our defensive unit.

wow! overreact much? first laugh that i have had since this disasterous loss. Thanks for that!

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