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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hagan714 we were down by 4 not 3. huge difference. down by three you can play games. by 4? you gotta score and if we hadn't taken a loss on the first running play, maybe different calls ...

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Old 09-09-2014, 10:18 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
we were down by 4 not 3. huge difference. down by three you can play games. by 4? you gotta score
and if we hadn't taken a loss on the first running play, maybe different calls are made.
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I understand fans are upset, mainly because Colston & Ingram went out of bounds on consecutive plays, but to me getting the TD is more important than the clock.
Both are equally important. But they called the series like you wanted and what happened? We lost.
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And just as absurd, one could claim that we just didn't score fast enough. If we had scored 45 seconds faster we probably get the ball back in time to kick a FG and win in regulation.
No way our D would have got us the ball back.
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
No way our D would have got us the ball back.
Atlanta kicked the ball with 4 seconds left, add 45 seconds to that and we'd have a shot at a FG!
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Problem with that theory is that I am going to give Atlanta credit for knowing hot to manage the clock better than we did and not give us that time on the clock.
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Atlanta kicked the ball with 4 seconds left, add 45 seconds to that and we'd have a shot at a FG!
and it was from over 50 yards, not a given. We just had a unfortunate mistake at the wrong time that cost us, bad luck.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:47 AM   #17
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The one unfortunate mistake was sending our Defense to Atlanta.
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Problem with that theory is that I am going to give Atlanta credit for knowing hot to manage the clock better than we did and not give us that time on the clock.

The problem with your theory about the problem with my theory is that we still had all 3 of our timeouts left.
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We could have used them as we ran down the clock some earlier in the drive.

Running run plays in the mid field area take a minute off the clock and then proceed to score.
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My other point is this...

We have definitive proof what happens when you don't worry about the clock and score the TD quickly. The other team has time to score and win the game - They did win the last I checked.
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