DOLPHINS: We need to stay aggressive on D
kms223 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 26 01:35:08 GMT 2009
The way I saw it, they had the kicking unit it out there, and were lining up for the kick. If they weren't planning on kicking the FG, they wouldn't have had time to get the offense out there to spike it, as the refs were getting ready to wind the clock. It's possible they had the XP team out there---but they looked like they were heading to the line to snap it, and during the time out, the cameras caught Brees lobbying Payton to go for it, and eventually, him nodding and saying ok and sending him out there. I'm not gonna throw Sparano under the bus for one bad decision, but that time out was silly.
> Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 21:28:37 -0400
> From: cheesefrog at usa.net
> To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
> Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: We need to stay aggressive on D
> Okay, I need to understand something here.
> First of all, we weren't coming off a challenge since it was an automatic
> official's review within two minutes of a half.
> But what would have happened had Sparano not called a timeout? The officials
> would have informed the Saints that they were going to spot the ball and the
> clock would start, right? And then the Saints would have either run the sneak
> or spiked the ball to stop the clock. I don't believe that the refs would
> have spotted the ball without the Saints out there and just let the clock run
> out. Since it was an officials timeout they would have allowed both teams to
> line up again.
> I wonder if everyone is assuming they had their FG unit out there when in fact
> they may have had their XP unit instead, expecting that the call would stand?
> I may be completely off here, but I need someone to explain to me how the
> timeout cost us the score.
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: Patrick McLaughlin <pluvlaw at hotmail.com>
> > I don't think they were quite "lined up" to kick it yet. But it ain't like
> it was a spur of the moment thing, we were coming out of a challenge.
> Therefore Sparano should have been staring across at the Saints sideline to
> see who Peyton sent out and then decided what to do. It was apparent that
> Brees was not rushing up to the line, he was sitting there looking at Peyton
> trying to talk him into going for it. We were not in danger of having the
> Saints quicksnap and rush it in. And the camera showed Sparano calling the TO
> almost right away. He did not property survey what was going on.
> > Patrick, getting down verbally...
> > > Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 15:07:18 -0700
> > > From: fscott41 at yahoo.com
> > > To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
> > > Subject: DOLPHINS: We need to stay aggressive on D
> > >
> > > We were dominating Brees and then we go soft right before half and give
> him all day to throw.
> > >
> > > TO when they were lined up to kick the FG??? Bad call Sparano!!!
> > >
> > > We need to come out swinging in the 2nd half!!!!
> > >
> > >
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