Originally Posted by R8R H8R
Good point. And at that point in the game, and at that place of the field, more conservative play calling there was probably warranted. A pass is OK, but protection of Manning should have taken priority.
I think Peyton held it too long, and didn't move up in the pocket - Clark was beat on a speed rush, but he forced him far enough in the back field that Peyton could have moved up and avoided it - stuff for film study.
That said, I REALLY like Gase's tendency to be a little unconventional in his playcalling while salting away the clock - McCoy didn't do that and it cost us down the stretch last year. Twice this year I've seen quick posts to WRs for first downs when we are trying to kill clock - that is a move in the right direction.