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Old 10-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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the up side of that half on-side / half kick it away call?

What was the potential good outcome of that play?

Someone, anyone?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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No idea.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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I have no idea either. There was no point in doing that just like the Lance Ball draw on 3rd and 5 with a chance to get back in the game early in the 3rd Q
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Top 10 worst plays in Denver Broncos history. It fits in somewhere there....
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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They were thinking it would get a bad bounce. It didn't.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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You need to ask John Fox..Every game he does these things..
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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The game passed by john fox along time ago.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #9
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Should have just kicked the onside. Coaches leave me scratching my head just as much as the players do.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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Fox wants to show at least once a game his 1-15 capability.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #11
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Bill Belichick might die from laughter?
Haha this.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #12
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I mean I honestly can not think of one half assed reason to do that.

Even with the fake field goal the half kick is in a league all it's own. I have never seen a dumber call, never.
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It works well in madden.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #14
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the up side of that half on-side / half kick it away call?

What was the potential good outcome of that play?

Someone, anyone?
I think the staff believed that perhaps a ball kicked into an open space over the heads of the opposing team with a good bounce could be recovered a little easier if we can get a player in that area as the receiving team would have to turn around and locate the ball and our guys would see it from the start...but I could be wrong.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
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I think the staff believed that perhaps a ball kicked into an open space over the heads of the opposing team with a good bounce could be recovered a little easier if we can get a player in that area as the receiving team would have to turn around and locate the ball and our guys would see it from the start...but I could be wrong.
It was 35 yards down the field behind a wall of blockers that were there expecting an on-side kick which made a bad idea all the more worse.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #16
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Maybe he said just kick it over the heads of the front line of players a little bit and the kicker blew it.
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think lots of folks need a chill pill..
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #18
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It was 35 yards down the field behind a wall of blockers that were there expecting an on-side kick which made a bad idea all the more worse.
Exactly...they were expecting an onside kick around the Broncos 40-45 yard line, not the Patriots 40 yard line....guess he was hoping our guy could get there before theirs did....
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:44 AM   #19
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lesse, except for some great clutch play -Late- from our D we didnt think we had enough time? kicking into the great wide open spaces is something nfl teams dont try enough. it didnt work.
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That was possibly the worst call in yesterday's game (rivaled by the 4th and 5 punt from the Patriots 38).

An onside kick would have given us a chance to recover the ball.

Kicking it deep would have given us a chance to pin them deep in their own territory.

That call split the difference and was the worst of all possible outcomes... by design!
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:06 AM   #21
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lesse, except for some great clutch play -Late- from our D we didnt think we had enough time? kicking into the great wide open spaces is something nfl teams dont try enough. it didnt work.
Huh?

We lined up in on-side kick formation... then took away our own opportunity to recover by kicking it beyond their wall of blockers to a waiting host of 2nd level players.

The play made no sense whatsoever.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #22
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Still would love to have an answer to the OP question.
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It's pretty simple actually. You're counting on your guys, who have a head of steam built up, to outrun the NE front line....who are expecting an on side kick and might be caught off guard and flat-footed. In theory, if it's placed just far enough away from them, it can be done. And the returner, assuming he's on or near the goal line, shouldn't have a chance at it before we get to said spot.

I assume they must've practiced both that style of kick and regular on side kicks and had more success with those during the week. Did no reporters ask him about this in the post game?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #24
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Like Mr. Miagi said, walk left side of road you fine, walk right side of road you fine, walk middle of road you get squished like the grape.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #25
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I have no idea either. There was no point in doing that just like the Lance Ball draw on 3rd and 5 with a chance to get back in the game early in the 3rd Q
Not so fast my friend (Lee Corso voice)--this was another very calculated play by Fox!

Ya see kids (in my Clark W. Griswold voice), everyone has film on these games and if the Broncos coaching staff throws enough wild hair plays out there over the course of the season, by the time the post season rolls around the other teams flat out don't know what the hell to expect.

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