Originally Posted by Disco Volante
Probably the worst in-game decision of the season, considering it was a playoff game.
A few thoughts. The Colt's first quarter challenge on the punt was a joke. I have no idea what the coaches in the booth were telling him but just b/c the returner makes a bone head decision doesn't mean you get to challenge it. I would have loved to see the game come down to a play and have the Colts out of challenges.
Also, did anyone see Spagnuolo in week 17. He has no concept of clock management and wasted at least 45 seconds with a full arsenal of timeouts to the joy of the 'Hawks who pleasantly relaxed going into the 2 minute warning. Indefensible but never was discussed since it quickly became a moot point.
Today's 2 pt conversion with Philly was a gem. Like no one, except 1 lone random official, had the wherewithal to think that the Eagles got another try since - gasp - the penalty was not a loss of down variety. How does Fox blindly roll into a commercial without a comment on this? It reflects poorly on Reid who apparently didn't object until it was brought to his attention, but after all, he coached McNabb for 10+ yrs without ever mentioning that a playoff game couldn't end in a tie.
Overall, coaches have a lot on their plate. But certain things are simply shocking. Reid, Caldwell and Spagnuolo for example.
Other things out there are head scratchers but admittedly come down to players just probably not thinking - although the coaches should be in their ear before each play. Why does Arkansas bounce on a blocked kick when it is completely irrelevant who gains possession on a 4th down? Why does a lineman catch a deflected pass in his endzone for a safety? In college, maybe some of the kids get a pass but in the pros its just shocking.
BB has always prepared Patriots for situational football. And other than passing up that field goal attempt in the 08 SB, I've never questioned anything he ever did during a game.