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RE: 2 point conversions - Is Smith Allergic? - Drathdon - 01-14-2013 08:57 PM
Grantland questions the same thing, validating my thinking, to me. I still say it was the only call a coach should make.
RE: 2 point conversions - Is Smith Allergic? - NZFalcon - 01-14-2013 09:43 PM
(01-14-2013 06:37 PM)AUTiger7222 Wrote: So you think the Falcons could have actually called for an onside kick yesterday in that situation? Ok. I'm done with this discussion.
What ever it was it was a fuck up somewhere.
OK. I'm done with this discussion.
Re: RE: 2 point conversions - Is Smith Allergic? - juraitwaluzka - 01-14-2013 09:59 PM
(01-14-2013 06:43 PM)Jesus Wrote: The TO was Smitty being super excited. He was trying to do whatever he could to stop that clock. Did you seem him jogging? Like the rest us knew he was coaching for his job there. He had come too far too long to f that up. He knew the time but he was way to excited or nervous.
Today on the radio Archer said they called the quick timeout there in case they needed or wanted to run one more play. And if that's what you are thinking pre snap that's exactly how it would play out. Given the angle from his position on the sideline it would be hard to tell exactly where the ball was spotted and with the clock ticking you gotta take the timeout immediately.
RE: 2 point conversions - Is Smith Allergic? - RockHoward - 01-17-2013 05:24 PM
(01-13-2013 11:52 PM)papachaz Wrote: the thing I'm still shaking my head about is why call the TO with 13 seconds left. you have time to let it run down to 4 or 5 seconds, esp when you already know you're not going to try another play
So Coach Smith finally addressed this in a recent presser. The deal was that Tony's route was supposed to go for 14 yards. That would have given the Falcons a 54 yard FG attempt. Now that is a makable FG, but the plan was to go for one more sideline throw to possibly get closer, but with the fallback plan that Ryan could throw the ball away if necessary and the Falcons would still get a shot at the 54 yard FG.
It was only after the TO was called that Smith and the brain trust realized that by breaking the tackle and getting upfield some more, Tony had left the Falcons with a 49 FG attempt. Of course with that distance to go, taking the chance with a sideline play no longer seemed necessary and so the decision to kick it right away. Makes sense.