b. Make sure the defense was prepared for any of the possible formations the Bills were going to play.
Yeah that's been driving me crazy too. You've got a makeshift secondary playing in a super tense situation at a lightning pace. Call a freakin timeout and talk it over--that's called "coaching."
Making matters worse, Rivera himself said in his interview that the play was a result of "people playing on the same side of the field together for the first time." If you're a head coach, you have to do something about that--you don't want those guys scrambling to figure out what there supposed to do. Call a timeout.
Nick Stephens is literally the worst QB I've ever seen play the game! On any level.
He had one start in his collegiate career. That was when he lost to Wyoming in Knoxville.
Ummm...No. He started several games in 2008, then Dooley went with the senior Crompton in 2009. Stephens then transferred to Tarleton State before the 2010 season because Tyler Bray and Matt Sims were coming in, and he wanted to be assured he could play football his last year, and who could blame him?
In other news, Nick Stephens is a bright guy; I had him as a student. But all we need is a practice squad guy anyway.
Thanks for this OP. You're exactly right. Even just FG's on those 3 drives would give us 16 points in a game where there just weren't many offensive drives (thanks to clock-eating run game and muffed punt). I'm willing to wait another week before I say "Here we go again."