Tandy Posted October 26, 2008 Share Posted October 26, 2008 There was a lot more to this game than that lousy ref. He blew the call - he blew several calls.We were not the better team today. By the same token - we certainly could have won the game today - but we will never know, now because of a bad call. I do know this - we were better than I believe anyone thought we would be against the "mighty" Eagles today. The score doesn't reflect how well we played on the road, in Philly, against a physical team and a future hall of fame QB, plus pro-bowl players out the ying-yang. We played well today in a lot of areas, and poorly in some areas. We made some definite mistakes. But please - when it comes down to managing your clock not to have the best chance to come back against the other team, but to "make sure you have a time out left just in case the refs screw up a call" - I have to say - this is the most ridiculous logic I have ever heard from fans in 40+ years of being a fan.Mike Smith should not have to alter his clock timing to cover the "possibility" that the refs will blow a call. If that is what this league has come to, then we have more problems than one lost game. Did he make some bad calls - yes - most coaches do. Did we miss some opportunities to win - absolutely. Should we have given up our best chance at a comeback and saved that timeout in case the ref screwed up a call that badly that it cost us a chance at a comeback - hmmmm?On another note - does anyone have an injury report?I want to say I'm sorry to my Falcons - my heart is breaking for you. You have played better this year that I could have expected - and you played better today against a good Philly team than anyone would have expected considering that we are still rebuilding. Go Falcons - Put this behind you - learn from your mistakes - come out stronger next week and kick the Raiders ***** - I'll still be here cheering my heart out. Go Refs - go to **** for your sorry officiating. Go Philly fans - go back to your board and celebrate your win while we lick our wounds. That's all I'm gonna say on this - but they were blitzing all day - I still think Ryan handled it not just well, but downright amazingly - especially since Sam Baker was out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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