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You can't handle a loss so you need to blame coach D -- that's cowardly.
It's the same as people complaining in the game thread endlessly. When a run gets stuffed, it's the most obvious thing in the world that we should have passed. When a pass goes incomplete it's the most obvious thing in the world that we should have run it. All your bluster and bravado is based on 20-20 hindsight. Real easy to do. Takes no balls at all.
You say 2 yards like our offense picks up 2 yards at will. Lose those 2 yards and you give Nebraska great field position when all they need is a field goal. Instead you try to back them up with a punt and bet on your top-10 defense.
You're putting that call on coach D as if he made a mistake?? Weak. Cowardly. Pathetic.
I'm ok with the punt. Shit snap. Sadler did a good job just to get the ball off.
As for the prevent defense, that is classic MSU right there. We always seem to sit back in the prevent in crunch time with a small lead. Giving up 10 yard chunks is fine when appropriate but a 7 point or less lead with 2+ minutes left isn't exactly the appropriate time to sit back.
Punt was the right call.
The one thing I think 2012 Narduzzi still needs to drop that he is carrying from 2009 Narduzzi is his tendency to go ultra-super-mega conservative in situations like that final drive.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Btothejizer 17 months ago
really. REALLY! (lose your caps lock next time -- shouting doesn't make your point any more valid)
If we had stopped them on D that wouldn't be the first time that happened either. The punt was the right call. Many other things went wrong after making that call (bad snap, phantom pass-interference call) that contributed to the final result.
You don't get it."Everyone in the world" knows things with 100% certainty after they happen. There's a fucking hindsight epidemic on this site.
Hindsight is 20-20. Obviously punting was a bad decision. But why not at least line up, try to draw them, then take a delay penalty? That was what I expected at the time.
They planned man because they were bringing a pressure package. Now, you can argue that they should have played more press coverage and not allow the cushion they did.
So, you're so smart. How many times this year has the punter pinned one "deep", how many 4th q leads has the team given up. Like others pointed out, the net punt gain was about 19 yards. Going for it eliminates all doubt. Bell would have gotten the 2 yards. You are the fucking idiot because we lost the game. It's ok for a good coach to make 1 or 2 wrong choices on the sideline. The punt being 1 and 3 defensive timeouts being another. I like coach D as much as anyone but he is not unquestionable.
I don't think you people realize how different 2 yards is from 1 yard or short on a 4th down situation. Everyone knows it is coming to Bell and stopping him for less than 1 is unlikely...less than 2 becomes a much more likely stop. Our o-line can't get a push AT ALL and keying on Bell totally would make it a very low percentage play. If you try to pass, well good luck with that considering our team's (lack of) hands.
Agreed. Players like Martinez and Robinson are terrible and mistake prone with pressure in their face. Unfortunately, for like the millionth season in a row we are bad at getting pressure from the front only. We need to keep up the dialed in pressure in those situations. Those QBs can beat you if you let them. We let both of them.
You could predict the most obvious snap of the game, and therefore you could predict the result of the punt before that decision was made? What kind of logic is this??
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by TheAxMan 17 months ago
Coach D smiles when MSU is used an example to throwback smash-mouth up the middle Big10 football of yesteryear. Unfortunately we don't have the line and depth required to sustain the offense that way. The rest of the Big10 doesn't either.
Look at the most successful teams and it's apparent what they have - a scrambling QB! A two dimensional QB glosses over other team deficiencies and can't be easily defensed - (ex. UM, OSU, UNL).
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