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Old 12-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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...when he chose to decline the defensive holding penalty for a 2nd and 3 instead of 1st and 5, which resulted in a punt. I also noticed a few other uncharacteristic miscues. We chose to kick it deep to Ginn with 15 seconds left in the half (instead of squib kick) when he had almost taken one to the house just one quarter earlier. Drew chose to let the clock wind all the way from 60 seconds to 30 seconds in the redzone when we only had 1 timeout. I forget what happened (sack maybe?) but we had to use the timeout with around 10 seconds left. We scored a TD anyway but could have easily been held to a FG or no points at all without the timeout and the 30 seconds wasted.

This was obviously a great win, but things like this could decide a close game.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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A "teaching" moment.

Or, a "learning" moment.

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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I don't think the options on the defensive holding were explained properly, he was seen discussing with the refs after the fact...
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I was totally perplexed when he declined that penalty. That should have been immediately accepted without any second thought. The fact that he actually stopped to think about it and STILL declined it just blew my mind. Also when we had first and goal at the 1 and passed twice, I thought was a greedy attempt to add to passing stats instead of just worrying about getting the score. It could have worked, but a quick handoff is much more high percentage and far less risky.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Big deal. He fixed everything from last week. He does over think things at times but I'd rather have that than not thinking enough.
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Memo to Benson, fire Payton, hire "FeelTheBrees" as soon as possible.

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critique + "we scored a touchdown anyway"

You do realize, that this kind of second guessing is especially unimportant, right?
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Would not have been 1st and 5. Would've been 1st and 10.

I'd rather have a 2nd and 3 than a 1st and 10.
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Big deal. He fixed everything from last week. He does over think things at times but I'd rather have that than not thinking enough.
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good question - meant to like the wrong post
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I figured some of you might have a problem with this, but the fact remains that playoff games are often decided by a single play, penalty, or coaching decision. Gotta tighten it up a bit.
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