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.
Fairly accurate at this point. But the funniest is the Cincinnati ranking:
6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1-1, LW: 3) Cam Newton is an elite quarterback, and he's capable of games like that. Still, giving up 37 at home? After the Patriots torched them the week before? Little concerning.
Thanks for the praise of Cam, but seems to be a little misplaced.
The WR on this team are better than the ones we had last year, period.
There are far more glaring problems than WR right now.
And who really gives a flying fug about Andrew Luck? He is a decent QB. I have watched him play, and he makes mistakes just like every one else. My only problem is when they try to say that he is a good runner...I watched him scramble last night, and it looked like Peyton Manning all over again.
It seems to me that the only people who brought up Andrew Luck are the same people who say everyone else talks about him too much.
I personally am glad we have Cam instead of the Geico Caveman. That neck beard is just horrible.