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RE: Grantland on The Loss - Aftermath - 11-14-2012 12:11 AM
(11-14-2012 12:04 AM)phocis850 Wrote: So Smitty was wrong getting onto a player for causing a useless penalty?
yeah, cause that's what I said. derp.
Any HC would have said something but Smith lost his cool and acted like a complete bitch. The Saints, even without a HC, have him shook.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Drathdon - 11-14-2012 12:32 AM
That attitude, or acting "like a complete bitch", has our team committing less penalties than anyone, and is the reason we are 8-1.
You could not be more off base, I feel.
That penalty cost us 4 points right there. Without it, we won easily. Of course he was mad.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - bassfalcon - 11-14-2012 08:57 AM
(11-12-2012 04:16 PM)Jesus Wrote: Smitty should let Ryan make the calls in short yardage.
I think we need to spread the offense and go no huddle inside the 5 yard line.
This gives Matt many more options and if he has time to hold the ball long enough someone will be open.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Aftermath - 11-14-2012 09:26 AM
(11-14-2012 12:32 AM)Drathdon Wrote: That attitude, or acting "like a complete bitch", has our team committing less penalties than anyone, and is the reason we are 8-1.I think there is a bit of a difference between Smith's normal sour attitude when somithing stupid happens and attitude he had on Sunday. I can't recall another time when he went all pissy pants on our guys after such a momentum changing play, completely took the swagger out of our D. the result? 21 points in the first half.
It cost us 4 points how? We still couldn't pick up a fist down. We gained 9 yards, we needed 12. That doesn't get us into the endzone. If anything cost us 4 points it was relying on Turner to pick up positive yardage. Can't blame 22 & 25 for the offense playing tight. Moore & Asante may be the easy targets but they are not the ones that felt comfortable with a 10 lead over one of the best offenses in the NFL.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - ATLBound - 11-14-2012 10:09 AM
(11-13-2012 10:29 PM)Drathdon Wrote: Ok, I see what you are saying now, how missing the 2 would not hurt us, as we would still need a TD to win, but that is said with the knowledge that NO only got another FG and we ended up down by 4. If NO had gotten a TD instead, missing that extra point by going for 2 instead would have had an impact.
I agree. It's a hindsight approach. But I will say that there were many in the chat who mentioned going for two at the time.
I just think that if we didnt hold N.O. to a field goal, they would have won regardless so thats why it was important.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Jesus - 11-14-2012 12:19 PM
When we commit bad penalties we lose or come close to losing. It's one of Smitty's important pillars of success.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - AUTiger7222 - 11-14-2012 01:21 PM
(11-14-2012 12:32 AM)Drathdon Wrote: That attitude, or acting "like a complete bitch", has our team committing less penalties than anyone, and is the reason we are 8-1.
The penalty didn't cost us 4 points. The running Michael Turner on 2 of the 3 plays on that drive is what cost us 4 points.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Drathdon - 11-14-2012 03:37 PM
Moving us from the 12 to the 27 was huge. It changed our play calling, killed our momentum, and gave NO a hope of holding us, rather than breaking their spirit, at least in my eyes.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Aftermath - 11-14-2012 04:07 PM
(11-14-2012 03:37 PM)Drathdon Wrote: Moving us from the 12 to the 27 was huge. It changed our play calling, killed our momentum, and gave NO a hope of holding us, rather than breaking their spirit, at least in my eyes.
fair enough, I kind of thought it was the exact opposite, the guys seemed to be pumped even after the penalty but when Mike Smith went stomping off down the sidelines they seemed to tighten up. I think it showed with our subsequent playcalling on the series as well as the defensive effort throughout the remained of the first half. Sometimes you just gave to relax and give the guys some slack IMO.Smith & the FO knew what Asante was before they brought him here, they should have expected stuff like that, dude likes to showboat a little, its part of his game.
The difference between this team and the other 4 teams that Smith has fielded is that these guys are playing loose, having fun and making plays. I don't ever ant to see that "tight" atmosphere around our team again, its an absolutely killer. Maybe that's why Smith throwing a tantrum after what was a gigantic play rubs me the wrong way.
RE: Grantland on The Loss - Dale4Saul2Red0 - 11-14-2012 06:07 PM
^ Where do you get your weed?