The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
bronco militia
OMG...this is horrible!
 
bronco militia's Avatar
 
THE GREATEST

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
Posts: 24,392
Default Jeff Fisher: ESPN asked coaches to take timeouts late on Monday night

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 19, 2010 11:21 AM ET
One of the biggest reasons why a weak Monday Night Football game can out-rate game three of the ALCS in New York: Fantasy football.

While Cliff Lee was dealing, fantasy owners across the country were hoping to squeeze a few more points out of Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew. Johnson's owners prayers were answered when Johnson broke free for a 35-yard touchdown on fourth down with under two minutes remaining.

That led to some (silly) questions about why Johnson was still in the game. Why were the Titans still trying to score?

Titans coach Jeff Fisher indicated that it was largely ESPN's fault. The network still needed more television timeouts and apparently asked both coaching staffs to take timeouts late.

"Jack [Del Rio] used his timeouts," Fisher said after the game via Terry McCormick of Titans Insider. "My understanding is they needed network timeouts, and that's why Jack used his timeouts. They came over and asked me to do it, but I said, 'I was hoping to get a first down and kneel on it.'"

Of course, you can also thank Del Rio for actually listening. Fisher was happy to end the game at 23-3, but Del Rio didn't let him.

"It's the first time I've heard of it," Fisher said about a network request for timeouts. "I just said I would have a hard time using them, because I'm ahead. Honestly, I have no issues with Jack or how he managed the end of that game. It's just what it was, and I don't think he would have an issue with me handing the ball off."

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-jack-del-rio/
bronco militia is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
Hogan11
Rock-N-Roll Historian
 
Hogan11's Avatar
 
Let's take these SOB's out!!!!!!

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: W.NY.B.C.
Posts: 21,000

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Floyd Little
Default

I'm not surprised at all by this
Hogan11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
bronco militia
OMG...this is horrible!
 
bronco militia's Avatar
 
THE GREATEST

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
Posts: 24,392
Default

it's a good thing there weren't any "devastating hits" late in the game. The NFL would hate to see someone get injured for no reason

:rollseyes:
bronco militia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
Dedhed
Ring of Famer
 
Dedhed's Avatar
 
Fare thee well

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 10,151

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Q Smith
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogan11 View Post
I'm not surprised at all by this
I'm not surprised they asked, but any coach with a shred of dignity would tell them to pound sand.
Dedhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
Hogan11
Rock-N-Roll Historian
 
Hogan11's Avatar
 
Let's take these SOB's out!!!!!!

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: W.NY.B.C.
Posts: 21,000

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Floyd Little
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dedhed View Post
I'm not surprised they asked, but any coach with a shred of dignity would tell them to pound sand.
Dignity? This is Jack Del Rio we're talking about here.....
Hogan11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:49 AM   #6
Hercules Rockefeller
Ring of Famer
 
Hercules Rockefeller's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 16,218

Adopt-a-Bronco:
DJ Williams
Default

IIRC, the Colts turned their card in picking Edge over Ricky Williams within a minute or two of going on the clock in '99, and ESPN sat there and drew it out until there was about 15 seconds left to build up the hype over which one the Colts would pick.

Not a surprise that ESPN would do something like that during a game.
Hercules Rockefeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
Rohirrim
Partisan
 
Rohirrim's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
Posts: 53,703

Adopt-a-Bronco:
CJ Anderson
Default

At this point in his career, Del Rio is like, "Who gives a ****? Why not?"
Rohirrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 09:51 AM   #8
Goobzilla
Lights Out B***h!
 
Goobzilla's Avatar
 
BA-ZING!!

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wellington
Posts: 6,462

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Mitch Erickson
Default

Seems a little icky to me. The network's job is to cover the game not to dictate how it's played.
Goobzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:00 AM   #9
cousinal11
East Coast Bronco
 
cousinal11's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 1,218

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Joel Dresseen
Default

I'm sure Buffalo Wild Wings was involved.
cousinal11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:00 AM   #10
SouthStndJunkie
Ring of Famer
 
SouthStndJunkie's Avatar
 
Shannon Says: Listen to The Junkman

Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 16,030
Default

I think Shanny and Josh both would have told them to sit on a barbed dick if they tried telling them to take their time outs.
SouthStndJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:05 AM   #11
Dedhed
Ring of Famer
 
Dedhed's Avatar
 
Fare thee well

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 10,151

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Q Smith
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogan11 View Post
Dignity? This is Jack Del Rio we're talking about here.....
Exactly
Dedhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
Mogulseeker
Formerly mightysmurf
 
Mogulseeker's Avatar
 
https://soundcloud.com/mogulseeker

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vail
Posts: 16,199

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Lamin Barrow
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinal11 View Post
i'm sure buffalo wild wings was involved.
lol
Mogulseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:25 AM   #13
ColoradoDarin
Not Too Shabby Poster
 
ColoradoDarin's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St Augustine, FL
Posts: 7,380

Adopt-a-Bronco:
T J Ward
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
At this point in his career, Del Rio is like, "Who gives a ****? Why not?"
He's going to need a job next year..... The interview started last night.
ColoradoDarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 10:32 AM   #14
Rock Chalk
Cheeky Bastards
 
Rock Chalk's Avatar
 
Laus Deo

Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: The Backside of the Internet
Posts: 29,747

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Chris Harris
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinal11 View Post
I'm sure Buffalo Wild Wings was involved.
Bwahahaha
Rock Chalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #15
epicSocialism4tw
Tebowing the long haul
 
all the way to the title

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Posts: 36,819

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Champ Bailey
Default

Yet another reason to dislike what ESPiN has become.
epicSocialism4tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:38 PM   #16
Goobzilla
Lights Out B***h!
 
Goobzilla's Avatar
 
BA-ZING!!

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wellington
Posts: 6,462

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Mitch Erickson
Default

Now being reported that Fisher was only kidding. Hmmmm.......
Goobzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:43 PM   #17
Dagmar
...there ain't no devil
 
Dagmar's Avatar
 
..there's just God when he's drunk.

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morrison
Posts: 16,755

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Tim Tebow
Default

Serious question, did anyone see CJs interview after the game? With the MNF table? He was twitching violently, quite a lot. Very strange.
Dagmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #18
cousinal11
East Coast Bronco
 
cousinal11's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 1,218

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Joel Dresseen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dagmar View Post
Serious question, did anyone see CJs interview after the game? With the MNF table? He was twitching violently, quite a lot. Very strange.
He has Tourette's syndrome.
cousinal11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #19
ColoradoDarin
Not Too Shabby Poster
 
ColoradoDarin's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St Augustine, FL
Posts: 7,380

Adopt-a-Bronco:
T J Ward
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goobzilla View Post
Now being reported that Fisher was only kidding. Hmmmm.......
OOPS... yeah, try to cya now!

First game I can remember that was a blowout and timeouts became TV timeouts. Most of the time when it's late in a blowout, they just stick with the game.
ColoradoDarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 01:05 PM   #20
DomCasual
The Dude abides.
 
DomCasual's Avatar
 
Shameless Homer

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 13,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinal11 View Post
I'm sure Buffalo Wild Wings was involved.
Man, that commercial is stupid.
DomCasual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 02:30 PM   #21
NYBronco
Ring of Famer
 
NYBronco's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 2,990
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogan11 View Post
Dignity? This is Jack Del Rio we're talking about here.....
Don't let Fischer off so easy.
NYBronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #22
That One Guy
Producer of Nonsense
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sun and Beachville
Posts: 14,066

Adopt-a-Bronco:
None
Default

He's definitely covering. They were taking commercials after literally every single play at the end. I remember noting that in a blowout with like a minute left, they've usually burned all the TV timeouts and just play the game out. They were absolutely squeezing commercial breaks in there where they didn't fit at all.
That One Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #23
Doggcow
Rebel Laughs
 
Doggcow's Avatar
 
At Unbelievers

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8,915

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinal11 View Post
i'm sure buffalo wild wings was involved.
lol
Doggcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTF are you complaining about ??? ZONA Orange Mane Central Discussion 87 09-06-2009 06:18 AM
WTF is the holdup with the Iverson deal? GonzoLays NBA & NCAA 3 12-15-2006 07:27 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:21 PM.


Denver Broncos