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Nickstixx
02-03-2014, 10:06 AM
I don't know how all of you feel about that... but whoever called that pooch kick to open up the 2nd half should have been fired before they left the stadium last night.
You have Matt Prater who arguably has one of the strongest legs in the game and you decide to pooch it?! Tell him to kick it out of the back of the end zone! Their kicker was, and they weren't scared of Trindon. Just an awful call...

I don't know what team that was wearing the Orange jersey's last night, but it wasn't the team that we all enjoyed watching this whole season...
So upsetting....

OBF1
02-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Yes, It was the same team you watched all season long. Denver was already having their ass' handed to them well before the kick off to start the 2nd half. Thinking that was the play that broke the back leads me to believe you know zero about football.

HELLHAMMER
02-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Yes, It was the same team you watched all season long. Denver was already having their ass' handed to them well before the kick off to start the 2nd half. Thinking that was the play that broke the back leads me to believe you know zero about football.

Actually that was the play that ended the game mentally for the Broncos. Even a Seabags D-lineman said you could see all hope fade from the Broncos and it appeared they gave up when Harvin returned that kick.

Punisher
02-03-2014, 10:25 AM
It was like a long onside kick they was hoping for a tricky bounce. I'm sure Fox was thinking hell we can get a bounce going our way or just stop Percy at the 25 yard line. But the plan just went to ****

cabronco
02-03-2014, 10:28 AM
It was the other 10 guys on that short kick off who seemed to have no urgency to quickly get to where the ball was. No one was even close of getting to the football, even if he would of mishandled it. Did they even practice that play? Well all 3 phases got their butts handed to them, there's many of plays to choose from.

Bigdawg26
02-03-2014, 10:33 AM
That was the dumbest thing they did.Why not kick the ball out of bounds? Then after we scored, Why do the onside kick?

spiralism
02-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Fox was an unbelievable idiot to try that. Should throw himself in the River Hudson for even thinking that was a good idea. Imbecile.

Gort
02-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Fox was an unbelievable idiot to try that. Should throw himself in the River Hudson for even thinking that was a good idea. Imbecile.

Fox is a "follow the book" and "play not to lose" sort of coach. it's just not in his DNA to be unconventional. so when he tries to be unconventional, it's not particularly well thought out. we've all seen this from him for 3 years. am i the only one who remembers when Kyle Orton was starting against the Titans and we ran 3 straight RB dives from the 1 yard line and Tebow never saw the field, other than some ridiculous QB draw at the 50 yard line early in the game? it's who he is. he is not built to think out of the box, and when he does... you get some of what we saw yesterday.

i'm unimpressed with Fox, Gase, and JDR after this fiasco. why were the Broncos afraid to hit those Seattle thugs back? it's like they were the playground bully and the Broncos were the kid with glasses hoping that if they just ignored all the punches that maybe the bully would get bored and go find somebody else to pick on.

there have been lower points in the history of this franchise, but this one sure feels like it belongs in the bottom 5.

KipCorrington25
02-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Fox is a second place coach.

sgbfan
02-03-2014, 11:45 AM
I was pissed as soon as I saw Prater slow down as he approached the ball. You have the best kicker in the league, let him kick it deep.

strafen
02-03-2014, 11:47 AM
I don't know how all of you feel about that... but whoever called that pooch kick to open up the 2nd half should have been fired before they left the stadium last night.
You have Matt Prater who arguably has one of the strongest legs in the game and you decide to pooch it?! Tell him to kick it out of the back of the end zone! Their kicker was, and they weren't scared of Trindon. Just an awful call...

I don't know what team that was wearing the Orange jersey's last night, but it wasn't the team that we all enjoyed watching this whole season...
So upsetting....We needed some momentum change at that point, why not try something, right?
It only sucks if it didn't work. Come on?!

CHEF LUIGI
02-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Yes, It was the same team you watched all season long. Denver was already having their ass' handed to them well before the kick off to start the 2nd half. Thinking that was the play that broke the back leads me to believe you know zero about football.actually, I believe that call ,Strategy, execution and results, did indeed,
BREAK THE WIILL OF THE ENTIRE TEAM !
I think the broncos, my broncos, quit after that play.
yesterday was a total FAILURE in all three phases of of football which is a condemnation of all players and COACHES.
our broncos werte totally predictable on offense, and outplayed in all phases,
Seattle?
far better prepared, strategicly, physicly and emotionally!
Champ telling the players,
MAKE THE GAME BIGGER THAN YOU,
elllicted the performance we witnessed,
THE GAME WAS TOO BIG FOR THEM FROM THE OPENING SNAP !

HELLHAMMER
02-03-2014, 11:56 AM
We needed some momentum change at that point, why not try something, right?
It only sucks if it didn't work. Come on?!

The thing about that play is that it's a low % play. In other words, it seldom works. By not being successful on the kick they basically conceded the game at that point. 29-0 = game over. At the start of the half.

The correct call would have been to kick the ball out of the endzone. The D was still playing tough. Down 3 TDs but you supposedly have the greatest offense in league history and spent the halftime making adjustments.

Dumb call. End o story.

LetsGoBroncos
02-03-2014, 12:02 PM
I don't know how all of you feel about that... but whoever called that pooch kick to open up the 2nd half should have been fired before they left the stadium last night.
You have Matt Prater who arguably has one of the strongest legs in the game and you decide to pooch it?! Tell him to kick it out of the back of the end zone! Their kicker was, and they weren't scared of Trindon. Just an awful call...

I don't know what team that was wearing the Orange jersey's last night, but it wasn't the team that we all enjoyed watching this whole season...
So upsetting....

Disagree. That ball bounces in any other direction and we probably recover it. Watch the replay, we had 5 guys coming full speed. They got a good bounce.

We were down 22-0...had to try something.

CHEF LUIGI
02-03-2014, 12:03 PM
our kick coverage team was ACCUSTOMED and COMFORTABLE,
kicking off and running downfield to watch the REF signal a TOUCHBACK.
they have not attempted or executed that play EVER before, and NEVER against the likes of percy harvin.
it was stooped!
you could tell the kick team had ZERO confidence in the call and the execution reflected that mentality!
stooped!
could any team start both halves as poorly as the broncos?
they were mentally overwhelmed...
" THE GAME BIGGER THAN YOU."
stooped imagrey.

CHEF LUIGI
02-03-2014, 12:04 PM
The thing about that play is that it's a low % play. In other words, it seldom works. By not being successful on the kick they basically conceded the game at that point. 29-0 = game over. At the start of the half.

The correct call would have been to kick the ball out of the endzone. The D was still playing tough. Down 3 TDs but you supposedly have the greatest offense in league history and spent the halftime making adjustments.

Dumb call. End o story.
BINGO !

Rohirrim
02-03-2014, 12:09 PM
One of the stupidest plays I've ever seen. Whoever called it? A gorilla should throw feces at them.

CHEF LUIGI
02-03-2014, 12:12 PM
yes, a huge pile of steaming gorilla feces.

maven
02-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Fox was an unbelievable idiot to try that. Should throw himself in the River Hudson for even thinking that was a good idea. Imbecile.

I have no problems with this.

maher_tyler
02-03-2014, 03:21 PM
After thinking about it more I don't think it was a bad idea. They were hoping for a mishandling of the ball and probably thinking that our guys would get there much faster than they did to possibly jar the ball loose. We needed a spark to ignite a possible come back. The worst that could have happened on that play did because of poor execution. Poor execution all game long. They wanted it way more than we did.

Nickstixx
02-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Yes, It was the same team you watched all season long. Denver was already having their ass' handed to them well before the kick off to start the 2nd half. Thinking that was the play that broke the back leads me to believe you know zero about football.

I don't know anything about football? Lol I hope you are joking.
The first part of my post was about a particular play... the second half kickoff.
I am well aware that we were getting our ass handed to us leading up to that point, hence the second part of the post being about watching a team that I didn't see all year.
I fully understand that Seattle was playing man to man on the outside, sending their front 4 at Manning, and actually getting pressure on him. If you can do that, you are going to win a lot of games. Our offensive line, Franklin and Clark in particular were getting their asses handled. Manning was getting pressure in his face and couldn't throw the ball down the field.

The problem I have is that we could have kicked it out of the end zone, played some defense, and seen if we could score and get things going on offense. That play busted that chance, and it busted the teams drive to try and get back into it. It was a HORRIBLE call, with a very low percentage of success.

I don't like to get on here and brag about how much football knowledge I have, especially because this is more of an emotional post. If you would like to though, we can start another post on how much each other knows about the game of football. Get over yourself man.

orangenblue
02-04-2014, 08:58 AM
I don't know how all of you feel about that... but whoever called that pooch kick to open up the 2nd half should have been fired before they left the stadium last night.
You have Matt Prater who arguably has one of the strongest legs in the game and you decide to pooch it?! Tell him to kick it out of the back of the end zone! Their kicker was, and they weren't scared of Trindon. Just an awful call...

I don't know what team that was wearing the Orange jersey's last night, but it wasn't the team that we all enjoyed watching this whole season...
So upsetting....

Who the hell do you think called that? Fox! Stupidity is what it was. Just play the game straight up for cryin out loud! You are kicking to Percy Harvin and you just gave him the ball on the 25! before any of your players could get down there to hit him.

bpc
02-04-2014, 08:59 AM
If you guys have a spare moment, go watch the replay of the kick and tell me what Jacob Tamme was doing. Ugh.

Powderaddict
02-04-2014, 09:09 AM
I'm ok with taking chances at that point and trying to light a spark, get some momentum.

But I'm not sure that's the way to do it. And, as mentioned, the execution was horrible.

Drunken.Broncoholic2
02-04-2014, 09:22 AM
If you guys have a spare moment, go watch the replay of the kick and tell me what Jacob Tamme was doing. Ugh.

When you do something you're not used to doing mistakes will happen. Fox being too scared to kick it straight up to harvin, and showing zero confidence that prater can force a touchback is the reason for bad things to happen. If that was a regular kick does Tamme do the correct job? I think so.

oubronco
02-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Kick it high so the fastest guy on the field can catch it at full steam and blaze right through the kick unit

Yes it was very stupid just kick it out of the EZ