Let think and get the facts:
1. NFL coordinators from pretty much every team uses the soft defense at the end of games.
2. Fans always yells that it is stupid.
Uh, no they don't. Prevent is often used when the opposing team has to drive the length of the field to score a TD, and it is appropriate in that situation as the field gets more and more compressed the closer they get. You don't do it when the team only needs a FG. In a situation like yesterday, you will often see a 6 or 7 man blitz to try to end the game with a sack.
posted this quote in another thread....
so is this mcdermmott's fault?
what the crap is going on here?
Nah, he's trying to put it on the players, and hoping everyone forgets we had a TO left that could have been used to try to get organized on D. I realize it's generally not wise to give the other team a TO on a drive with little time left, but everybody could see what was unfolding, and calling a different D was our only chance to stop it.