View Full Version : Key Plays To A Season
12-11-2000, 02:35 PM
Just think, if...............
1. DA catches that TD against Indy....
2. Our defense makes one play to stop Neil O'Donnell.
3. The officials get it right and rule The Cat down and no fumble.
4. The officials get it right and rule Nap Kauffman did fumble.
5. Gun actually pays attention and challenges the Dudley interception.
6. (Ok, so we just sucked in the 49er game)
7. Someone on defense actually scouts some game film and realizes that Rob Johnson does not wear cement shoes.
8. Gun makes the call, ignoring Jimmy Raye, and puts Collins in at half-time.
9. Elvis throws the ball away, instead of over the middle, short of the end-zone.
You all know what games these maybes are from. What plays do you guys think made some differences in this season?
12-11-2000, 02:44 PM
It shows you how CRITICAL the details are. And it shows how coaching (IMHO) or lack thereof has ruined this season. I don't think any one of us were wacky for predicting playoffs and a double-digit win season. Somewhere along the line, we just lost our desire and started playing not-so-smart ball.
We are gonna get screwed by the refs every year. Nothing you can do about it. Look at Carolina, they got totaly hosed by the refs yesterday. Every team has to deal with getting screwed by the refs. The big problem is that we put ourselves in position to let one call screw us out of a game. With our quick scoring offense, we should never been out of a game. Also, the challenges or lack thereof can't be totaly blamed on Gunther. There is a guy in the booth who is supposed to watch the replay and then call the sideline. If the other team gets another play off, you're screwed. That guy in the booth should take the brunt of the blame for that.
I think the Raiders kicked the PAT pretty quick after that TD by Dudley. That's their replay guy paying attention and ours yankin' his pud.
Anything can happen on any week. We get calls and breaks some weeks and other teams get calls and breaks on some weeks. It just happens. Bottom line is we need to get better planning wise and discipline wise.
12-11-2000, 02:53 PM
I agree. If you are up by 21, there's not much a blown call can do to contribute to a loss?
12-11-2000, 03:17 PM
You're only wacky for saying we'd make the playoffs because of your own point:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Helvetica, verdana, ariel">quote:</font><HR>It shows you how CRITICAL the details are. And it shows how coaching (IMHO) or lack thereof has ruined this season.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The Difference between this team being 6-8 vs. 10-4 is predominantly poor coaching. Becuase of that, I really never believed they had much of a chance, even at 5-3.<P>
12-11-2000, 03:48 PM
(11-5 and we win the West)I guess I'm a whacko. I never thought we'd see a collapse in the coaching area. What a shame to waste all that talent.
12-11-2000, 04:10 PM
Look at the top three of four teams in each division...not much separates them...the one ingredient that seems to be the most consistent is coaching...so I refuse to believe that one or two on filed plays made that much difference this year...it was 95% coaching mistakes....bad play calling...etc...
Okay the players have to execute...kind of hard to execute a run up the middle when 11 guys on the other team know that's what you are going to do...(Titan game)
Gunther's biggest mistake this year...not turning the passing game on soon enough...should have come out of the box firing...second biggest mistake...not committign to TRich/Cloud combo for most of the season....
Just think, if
Gunther did not retain the Stooges and we had qualified Coordinators.
wishing it were so.<BR>
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