HJam72

10-08-2008, 03:48 PM

I posted this on the other boards, and I've been thinking it all week. Just wanted to get it out here too:

Here's what I would have done:

After the first time that Sage held out the ball trying to get a first down near the endzone (he didn't lose it that time), I would have chewed him out for that and told him that if he did it again he was out.

2 possible outcomes of this:

1) Sage doesn't pull that crap anymore and we win.

2) Sage pulls the same crap on the first fumble with the helicopter spin and we give up a TD the other way. Still ahead by 3 (27-24). At this point, I bench Sage. I'm not kidding. I would have, and since Schaub was sick, I would have put Owen Daniels at QB and let Bruener play TE. I would have told Sage he was having a meltdown and that I won't let his meltdown cost the team this game. This is not just hindsight. I was thinking it at the time. I would just let OD hand off to the RB a lot, and I would have called those rollouts, just like Kubiak did, but OD would be running with the ball (hopefully with our FB in front of him). OD would be specifically told to NOT throw the ball EVER. NO TURNOVERS. WE WIN. Sage is forgiven for his ONE turnover. NOT THREE.

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This is not a call for Kubiak's head. I just think that pretty much all coaches should think of things like this more often.

Here's what I would have done:

After the first time that Sage held out the ball trying to get a first down near the endzone (he didn't lose it that time), I would have chewed him out for that and told him that if he did it again he was out.

2 possible outcomes of this:

1) Sage doesn't pull that crap anymore and we win.

2) Sage pulls the same crap on the first fumble with the helicopter spin and we give up a TD the other way. Still ahead by 3 (27-24). At this point, I bench Sage. I'm not kidding. I would have, and since Schaub was sick, I would have put Owen Daniels at QB and let Bruener play TE. I would have told Sage he was having a meltdown and that I won't let his meltdown cost the team this game. This is not just hindsight. I was thinking it at the time. I would just let OD hand off to the RB a lot, and I would have called those rollouts, just like Kubiak did, but OD would be running with the ball (hopefully with our FB in front of him). OD would be specifically told to NOT throw the ball EVER. NO TURNOVERS. WE WIN. Sage is forgiven for his ONE turnover. NOT THREE.

http://boards.houstontexans.com/images/misc/progress.gif

This is not a call for Kubiak's head. I just think that pretty much all coaches should think of things like this more often.