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Old 01-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Late 1st half punt

I thought kicking the 57 yard FG was the obvious choice.

How can you not show confidence in your kicker to make that?

How can you not show confidence in your defense in the event of a Prater miss, there would only be 25 seconds left?
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Yea should've tried the FG
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Fox was too affraid that Tebow would have ran out there, took the ball, and tried to run for a first down. Duh.
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This is your third thread about us punting lol
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This is your third thread about us punting lol
Well, we did have a lot of punts today.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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I thought kicking the 57 yard FG was the obvious choice.

How can you not show confidence in your kicker to make that?

How can you not show confidence in your defense in the event of a Prater miss, there would only be 25 seconds left?
While people are losing confidence in Tebow, i'm losing just as much if not more in this coaching staff!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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I was kind of neutral on the decision.

I chalked it up to them not wanting to give the Cheaps good field position with a miss and put themselves possibly down two scores going into the half.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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How do you have anything but supreme confidence in Prater though?

The guy is money on anything longer than 49 yards.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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How do you have anything but supreme confidence in Prater though?

The guy is money on anything longer than 49 yards.
Symptoms of an over-achieving team: your kicker gets serious consideration as the MVP.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #10
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I thought they could have tried going for it on one of the 4th and 5/7's on KFC's side of the field but the way Tebow was throwing I can see why they didn't try it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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That was one of the most poorly-coached 2 minute drives in Bronco history. 2:07 to go starting the drive, and they run with no urgency between plays, still get into FG range and don't try to score. Jebus.
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While people are losing confidence in Tebow, i'm losing just as much if not more in this coaching staff!
Yeah, that was a horribly coached drive to end the half. Just horrible.
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I understand that decision, if you score you still need a TD to catch up, if you don't you give the Chiefs every opportunity to get ahead by 2 scores right before half time.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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Fox has no balls. It's that simple.

He doesn't trust his D and he doesn't trust Tebow. At all.

We'll go into the game next week with the same game plan, too. And the results will be the same. McCoy is an absolute joke at OC. And Fox is probably the most conservative and stupidly stubborn head coach in the last 25 years.

Seriously, the guy is even more conservative than "Ground" Chuck Knox, and that's saying a lot.
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I understand that decision, if you score you still need a TD to catch up, if you don't you give the Chiefs every opportunity to get ahead by 2 scores right before half time.
Nah, you try the FG every stinking time at home. You try to score to end the first half and getting the ball first in the 3rd Q. You can even try a fake FG, you don't punt. The staff f'd up that entire 2-minute drive from start to finish.
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That was one of the most poorly-coached 2 minute drives in Bronco history. 2:07 to go starting the drive, and they run with no urgency between plays, still get into FG range and don't try to score. Jebus.
This.

I mean seriously. It is quite depressing to know that the head coach of my favorite professional football team is a complete douche.
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Nah, you try the FG every stinking time at home. You try to score to end the first half and getting the ball first in the 3rd Q. You can even try a fake FG, you don't punt. The staff f'd up that entire 2-minute drive from start to finish.
If our coaches can't even figure out the fundamentals of a 2-minute drill, there's no hope for more complicated stuff, like developing an unorthodox QB who has untapped potential.

Pete Carroll regularly pulls the same crap in Seattle. And under Carroll, the Hawks are pretty much a .500 team.

Fox is AT BEST a .500 coach. Get ready for more years of mediocrity under Mr. Conservative.
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They made a good decision. Almost a no brainer. Close, low scoring game. High odds of missing and putting he Chiefs in position to go up 2 scores. Conservative call by a conservative coach using a strategy that has worked more than not since Tebow has been under center.
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They made a good decision. Almost a no brainer. Close, low scoring game. High odds of missing and putting he Chiefs in position to go up 2 scores. Conservative call by a conservative coach using a strategy that has worked more than not since Tebow has been under center.
Odds of missing are real, but not high. Not with Prater. Defense was playing well enough, I think they could prevent KC from getting 15 yards to get into long Succup range if Prater misses.
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One of the worst poorly executed 2 minute drives in recent Broncos history. That is on Tebow.
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One of the worst poorly executed 2 minute drives in recent Broncos history. That is on Tebow.
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Odds of missing are real, but not high. Not with Prater. Defense was playing well enough, I think they could prevent KC from getting 15 yards to get into long Succup range if Prater misses.
Prater is 75% from 50+ so at least 25% chance of a miss, the defense gave up nearly 30 yards after the punt so you are looking at a 1/4 to 1/3 shot that we would have gone down by 10 by halftime, being down by 4 or down by 7 is not worth that risk.
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One of the worst poorly executed 2 minute drives in recent Broncos history. That is on Tebow.
If the coaches don't rely on Tebow you can't blame him for not coming through.

Just like you can't blame Tebow for Foz losing with Orton early in the season.

Tebow won in spite of Fox.. people were too busy drinking the kool-aid to notice the coach and team stink.

Fox never even used Tebow in the red zone early in the season... If not for the failed Orton experiment getting into the playoffs never ever would have even been in doubt.

Just like if Fox let Tebow pass before he wouldn't be painted into a corner at the last minute like he is now.
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STFU b****.
I just want to point out (with a lot of glee, in fact) that, just a few posts above, you said "this" to virtually the same comment that you're now telling someone else to "STFU" about. Maybe it was the second post calling out Tebow?

Anyways, your posts gave me great amusement. I love this place. Carry on.
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I just want to point out (with a lot of glee, in fact) that, just a few posts above, you said "this" to virtually the same comment that you're now telling someone else to "STFU" about. Maybe it was the second post calling out Tebow?

Anyways, your posts gave me great amusement. I love this place. Carry on.
What? How was that 2 min offense on Tebow?

Denver Broncos at 2:07 KAN DEN
1st and 10 at DEN 26 W.McGahee up the middle to DEN 33 for 7 yards (A.Gordon).
2nd and 3 at DEN 33 W.McGahee up the middle to DEN 45 for 12 yards (J.Houston).
1st and 10 at DEN 45 (Shotgun) W.McGahee right tackle to DEN 46 for 1 yard (J.Houston, G.Dorsey).
2nd and 9 at DEN 46 (Shotgun) T.Tebow scrambles up the middle to 50 for 4 yards (A.Bailey).
Timeout #1 by DEN at 00:54.
3rd and 5 at 50 (Shotgun) E.Royal left end pushed ob at KC 40 for 10 yards (T.Daniels).
1st and 10 at KC 40 (Shotgun) T.Tebow pass incomplete deep left to D.Thomas (B.Carr).
2nd and 10 at KC 40 (Shotgun) T.Tebow up the middle to KC 39 for 1 yard (J.Arenas).
Timeout #2 by DEN at 00:36.
3rd and 9 at KC 39 (Shotgun) T.Tebow pass incomplete short right to D.Thomas.
4th and 9 at KC 39 B.Colquitt punts 39 yards to end zone, Center-L.Paxton, Touchback.

There was the play by play. 6 running plays and 2 passes. All starting with 2:07 in the half. So yeah, it was the most putrid 2 min drill in the history of the NFL. But it was Tebow's fault?
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