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No more late 4th Qtr Field Goals to go up by 6

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  1. groundgame

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    From here on in, I'd go for it on 4th down, to possibly seal the game, instead of the recipe-for-heartbreak field goal to go up by 6.
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    If we went for it and didn't score the Bills would've tied it with a field goal.
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    Bills would have tied the game if we didn't go for 3...you take the points. Hope you aren't a coach
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    im actually surprised more teams don't go it on 4th down against the patriots defense......not like they can stop it.
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    You need to think this through. It was 4th and 9. If they would have failed there, then the Bills would have needed just a FG to tie and a TD to win.
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    I agree. I also think the Patriots/ Bill Belichick should stop being such huge pussies and start going for 2 every TD instead of kicking the extra point. Imagine how far ahead we could get?
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    You take the 3 almost every time unless its 4th and less than a yard and inside of the 10......they were nowhere near that deep during that play.
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    Me thinks you need to put the crack pipe away
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    Definitely angry with coaching for the wrong issue. The panic after the Ridley game start was almost disastrous. Run the dam ball, at least once...Lol. instead, we run twelve seconds off the clock, accomplish nothing (even my fiance called tb a ***** for not running on third...I tried to explain how slow he was but ****...she gets it more than mcdaniels does lol), and allow buffalo to keep both timeouts after being at first and goal with what, 230 left? Pathetic play calling at its finest. Exactly the kind of crap that drive me crazy after the last super bowl.


    Anyone else notice the online play pick up after Thomas stepped in? Think mankins was rushed back?
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    What would TB have accomplished by running it there, gain 2 yards that we didnt need fo the FG and maybe get plastered by a LB? Passing was the right thing, I think once he ****ed his arm he saw the refs hat and knew woody wasnt eligible so he dumped it.
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    I had to work, so I downloaded the game. While waiting, i absent mindedly clicked this book mark and saw your thread title. I was sure we must have lost by a point, so imagine my surprise at the interception.

    Go for it on fourth and nine instead of the sure points? You see, the reason you're fourth and nine is you only gained one yard in three plays. Not smart.

    Since there's no controversy here, how about an explanation why they throw three times from the one yard line? How about a sneak, or a well blocked running play? Just a little breathing space. Nothing like watching your QB almost get killed or give up a safety.

    I do not understand these bouts of pass happy now that they've seemed to acquires some balance. Is it like a flareup of a dormant disease?
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    I also noticed Tom with what appeared to be some acreage available to the end zone. You have to remember 10 yards is a long distance and he's likely even less agile than younger years. I trust his judgment. He knows if it's wide open and if not he's going to get smashed.

    I think he should save his youtube of faking out Urlacher and leave it at that.

    On the other hand, a quick count sneak from his own goal line would have been pretty nice IMO. Oh well.
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    This was atrocious, I shouted at my screen for a goddamn run play there.
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    Yes the pass was the right call there, tb doesn't move like cam Newton...

    Maybe one run to force the two minute warning or a time out. I know the false start killed things a bit, but time was certainly a factor at that point. Brings up goal to go from your teens, but Ridley had been ripping off huge chunks all day...pull Thomas and hope he blows up the left side. Play calling in the rz at the end of the game was poor. Luckily, spikes is a beast. Those injuries don't happen and this game could be much different.
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    At least once in every game,McDaniels throws in a retarded WTF offensive series that makes you pull your hair out.

    That drive inside their own 1 yard line was the retarded series of the day that almost came within inches of a safety

    When you face one of the worst defenses against the run and you have one of the most productive running backs in the league,it's a no brainier what you do when in deep,apparently Josh tried to be too cute and almost blew the game.
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    The clock management was absolutely atrocious at the point of the game that you are referencing, and I don't really care what anyone else's opinion is.

    There was a point where we had about 2:25 on the game clock and I wondered if they'd even run another play before the 2 minute warning, yet somehow they actually ran multiple plays and actually kicked the FG with about 2:06 on the clock!!!

    It was absolutely insane in my opinion, and I'd hope that many others would agree.
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    If it's a more makeable conversion than yeah but I believe it was 4th and goal from the 9 which is a very tough make. Today they did the right thing
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    I think the first play was a run from the 2 that lost 2 yards. And then a false start on 2nd and goal from the 4 (in turn second and goal from the 9). One could still argue you run 2 more times to get the clock down. The 2 minute warning may have contributed to the pass call as clock would have stopped after play.

    Extremely poor clock management. Almost as bad as the clock management before the half against the Seahawks when they came up with a goose egg. Grrrrrrrr
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    Do you remember the field goal the Patriots chose not to take at the end of the 1st half against the Seahawks?
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