"I'd do it again if I had the decision all over again" - Jeff Fisher

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Deuce Wayne, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    It's not meaningless, but it certainly is less meaningful than many on here would have you believe. Either way, we've still got work to do, which is a good thing. Having two meaningless games wouldn't have been good for the team. If we can step up to this challenge and win home field for ourselves, then I think it'll build a lot of confidence going into the playoffs. If we can't do it, then I think you see our team tighten down quite a bit over the next few weeks in order to put up the best division round performance that we can.
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  2. Jwill1919

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    Beautiful.:grrr:
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  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    We weren't going to have any time left. Our defense quit as soon as the coach gave the Texans the game. And I can't blame them.

    Hard to play your best when your coach just pissed it away. A team good enough converts 4th and 3? A team good enough was present- however a call suitable for that team was not.

    A corvette is good enough to win most street races, but put it on a dirt track and see how it does.
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  4. ncaalover12

    ncaalover12 Starter

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    So if we had gone with a FG attempt and Bironas nailed it (like we all know he probably would have), Albert doesn't end up getting injured right? :grrr:
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  5. MJTitans

    MJTitans Chris Whitley look him up Tip Jar Donor

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    I didn't like the play call, but I'll admit it's mostly that I didn't like the outcome. Case in point:

    TEN & JAX. 4th Q, 6:00 left and we're up 17-14. Jags have the ball. They bust at 14 yard run and then take a shot deep, which is intercepted by Carr. Titans call run, run, run - looking like the we're-playing-for-a-field-goal-and-to-eat-the-clock team we've seen before. 4:00 left, 2nd & 8, pass deep left to Gage. TD, game over. We all love the call.

    Now in my mind, the difference is that in the 3rd Q he hit Gage for 56 yards on the same route. So they were clicking that day... but following the 3rd Q TD Collins next attempts were 3-7 for 13 yards, 1 sack. So sometimes you have to keep taking shots and expect someone to make the play. Personally I buy into the philosophy that says you go with who's hot when the game is on the line. McCareins was not hot - here was JMacs day:

    incomplete deep right to 19-J.McCareins
    incomplete deep right intended for 19-J.McCareins INTERCEPTED
    incomplete short right to 19-J.McCareins
    incomplete deep right to 19-J.McCareins.
    pass deep middle to 19-J.McCareins for 17 yards FUMBLES
    pass incomplete deep middle to 19-J.McCareins
    pass incomplete short left to 19-J.McCareins
    pass short right to 19-J.McCareins for 7 yards
    pass short left to 19-J.McCareins for 12 yards
    pass incomplete deep right to 19-J.McCareins
    pass incomplete short left to 19-J.McCareins
    pass incomplete deep left to 19-J.McCareins
    pass incomplete deep left to 19-J.McCareins

    7 deep passes for McCareins. 1 complete, which he fumbled. 1 other intercepted. 4th & 3 with the game on the line, I don't even look his direction. Gage, Johnson, Scaife... anybody. Heck, make Roos an eligible receiver. That's my only issue with the call.
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  6. wplatham

    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

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    If our defense quit with two minutes still left in the game, then we deserved to lose.
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  7. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Teams on both sides quit when the game is over. The game was over. I know we had the music city miracle once, and maybe something similar can happen again- but it's not likely. We handed it to them. Our defense knew it.

    Emotions play a HUGE part in football. You're not going to find many defenses fight for 20 seconds worth of "opportunity" when you should be up by 2 points already but aren't because your coach simply decided not to be.
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  8. wplatham

    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

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    20 seconds? They got the ball back with 1:55 left! With three time outs, if they get a three and out we get the ball back with between 1:20 and 1:30 left on the clock. If our defense quits on the team in a one point ball game with two minutes left, then we did not deserve to win the game.
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  9. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Quit bringing up facts that hurt Gloat's arguments! They should be ignored so he can be right!
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  10. onetontitan

    onetontitan Fire, walk with me.

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    God, he sucks.
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