I also just wanted to say thank you all for your kind words of support. This is why I love this place. We may not always agree on everything, but I think we are a very strong community, and I feel privileged to be a part of it.
Got an update last night. She will be leaving the hospital in a few days, but will be going to a "rehab"center, or nursing home if you will. My 70 year old Mother is just not able to take care of her any more. I feel bad because I cannot be there for her, but she has a strong support group with my Mother, Sister, and Brother there to take care of her.
You didn't say anything different from what everone else already posted...which I had already read before I posted this. So, agree to disagree I guess.
My main point is that the game was way more than one 4th down decision to kick or go for it. Who knows what the score would have been if the play calling was different on 3rd and short the whole second half? I'll wager we wouldn't be having this discussion but instead would be celebrating a win and being on top of the division (as sad as that is...)
The problem is not the decision to kick the field goal on 4th down. Of course that was the correct choice. The problem is the 3 plays that led up to the 4th down. Running Deangelo straight into the pile for 3 downs once within field goal range is the problem.
I was watching this and shaking my head in disbelief and frustration. I agree 100% with Avant. It was a pussified attempt to not lose that game, and it backfired. I do not usually call for the firing of any head coach, but Ron has to go. It is not getting better. He took the fire that the team had and pissed on it. This game, I think, is the straw that broke the camel's back. Time for Ron to sail on down the river. And take Shula with him.