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  1. brdmaverick

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    So we all remember Edelman's incredible catch of a defender deflection during the Pats last 'real' drive of regulation against the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

    WHile we all remember that play, there is one aspect of the play that may get overlooked.

    Yes, the play happened during the Pats last drive of the game, but the play was NOT challenged on a booth review. Instead, it happened just outside the two minute warning and it was reviewed with an ATLANTA CHALLENGE.

    Atlanta clearly LOST the challenge which surrendered their last time.

    This was a significant factor in influencing Atlanta's strategy and play calling in their last drive of regulation following the Pats tying the game.

    As such, the catch was even bigger than I remembered.


    It's like thinking about how lucky we were with the Brady Tuck Rule. While we all know that was the right call, that play happened either one or two plays AFTER the two minute warning which triggered a booth review. If that play happened a play or two earlier ahead of the two minute warning then the Pats would have lost (they were out of timeouts and therefore could not challenge).
     
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    don't forget the Seahawks turning Butler into an epic hero
     
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    That gives the Hawks too much credit
     
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    You can't limit plays to before or after 2 minutes, it happens in real time. This is why coaches/players have to be smart about when they use their time outs and to try and leave 1 for that absolutely have to use it play.

    I consider clock management a significant part of what BB does extremely well (compared to some other coaches who are considered very successful in the league).
     
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    The reason why that play happened was the two minute warning...

    The scumbag raider db eric allen was spying on the Pats, hanging out by the Patriots sideline (where he should not have been) and heard the play call between weis and brady... the raiders knew what play was coming ...

    If it was just normal game play, the tuck rule does not happen.
     
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    After we pinned them back on their final kickoff, I thought Atlanta would surely play for OT. Surprised that they passed the ball on all three plays. That timeout would've surely helped them.
     
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    Dan Quinn had no choice but to challenge the play...it's also worth noting BB has been on the wrong end of a bad challenge a number of times as well.
     
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    Right, to be clear I didn't blame them for challenging, it just worked that it was another aspect of that play that worked to our advantage.

    The other "PLUS" was that the challenge gave the broadcast crew time to show like 5 replays of such an incredible play
     
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    Atlanta’s final drive in regulation was so cowardly.
     
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    Good point.

    I wonder if today's SB gets decided on a TO blunder by either Shanahan or Reid. My $$ is on Reid.
     

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