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From Smitty:

On the mindset of the victory formation:

“That was probably a coaching error. We need to run the ball. Not probably, it was a coaching error. In terms of the mindset that was not the proper way to do it, but we were able to get through it. We don’t play perfect games, we don’t coach perfect games.”

so Smitty, was it your coaching error?

God knows if that was Mularkey decision, I will cut him with some rusty scissors

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It's hard to tell the best coach in franchise history he needs to do better, especially after a win but way too many mental mistakes tonight. (10 men on defense wtf?) Thankfully things like that are easy to learn from and correct. Now if Matty could just get some blocking, we'd be set.

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From Smitty:

On the mindset of the victory formation:

“That was probably a coaching error. We need to run the ball. Not probably, it was a coaching error. In terms of the mindset that was not the proper way to do it, but we were able to get through it. We don’t play perfect games, we don’t coach perfect games.”

Smitty is a funny man sometimes. That could have been a catastrophic coaching error. Guarantee that will never happen again!

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why give turner more carrys so there might be a fumble cause Sam Baker was getting killed over there! or if we run it and someone gets hurt! or so at the end of the year people well say he is slowing down! so why do that? more bad things could happen then good things and they were going to do run D# so it would be that much harder for us to get it!!! GOOD JOB COUCHING TEAM!

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Kneeling is a 0% chance of injury or fumble. The defense doesn't even send a rush when they see victory formation so even if Ryan fumbled it, he would have recovered it. Yea they had 15 seconds but would 3 runs have run that much more time off the clock? They would have still had to punt it to Jackson. Maybe no Hail Mary but the odds of running all of the clock out were low since they knew 3 runs would have been the call and they all would have been up the middle.

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Kneeling is a 0% chance of injury or fumble. The defense doesn't even send a rush when they see victory formation so even if Ryan fumbled it, he would have recovered it. Yea they had 15 seconds but would 3 runs have run that much more time off the clock? They would have still had to punt it to Jackson. Maybe no Hail Mary but the odds of running all of the clock out were low since they knew 3 runs would have been the call and they all would have been up the middle.

3 runs gives us a better chance of getting a first and icing it.

just to clarify are you defending the admitted coaching foul up or are you just doing it for the sake of argument?

no disrespect to you either way. imo, we should have ran the ball.

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It's all opinion. Clearly Smitty feels running would have been the right thing to do but clearly he felt kneeling was just as good an option or he wouldn't have thought or done it.

All I'm saying is, they were stopping the run for a good portion before the 61 yarder. In this situation though, the defense knew that it was only going to be run plays up the middle if they ran it. The % of getting 10 yards is lower then than it was in the first quarter because you only have to guard 1 thing. No pass or play action. So the odds of getting a first down really weren't that much higher.

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It's a judgment call either way, but a fumble on our own 20 would've surely lost the game. An injury with a minute forty to go would have been disastrous. Trusting the kicker to place the ball deep with a couple of ticks left for a rookie QB seems the surer bet.

Of course, our kicker made it interesting by booting it into the worst possible spot.

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WTF just run it to get a first down why are we taking knees when we cant run out the entire clock

Aaaaand if you must kneel on it...you don't have to kneel immediately each time either. Holding it just a couple more seconds on each kneel down would've wiped that clock down to nothing but a punt return. Make the tackle and end the game. None of this chance to throw to the endzone crap.

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It's all opinion. Clearly Smitty feels running would have been the right thing to do but clearly he felt kneeling was just as good an option or he wouldn't have thought or done it.

All I'm saying is, they were stopping the run for a good portion before the 61 yarder. In this situation though, the defense knew that it was only going to be run plays up the middle if they ran it. The % of getting 10 yards is lower then than it was in the first quarter because you only have to guard 1 thing. No pass or play action. So the odds of getting a first down really weren't that much higher.

its high enough to atleast TRY and run it.

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