Originally Posted by rhc564
I believe the best example of Palmer's questionable play calling occurred in
the Patriots game in '03. With the score tied and time running out in regulation, the Pats punted and we got possession at the Pats 35yd line-
a 53yd field goal attempt right then if we do nothing. On 1st down, the
Texans run a pitchout sweep to Mack, our slowest back, and we get an
8yd loss--out of field goal range, now. Our final play on this drive is a hail
mary throw...all the Texans had to do was stay put or just 'inch' forward
to try and win with a field goal---incredible!!!
Well, close. First it was Domanick Davis--Mack didn't play in that game--and it was a 5 yard loss not 8. Second, it was not at the end of regulation, it was in overtime. There were about 5 minutes left in OT which as you know is sudden death. 52 yd field goal range when they got possession. Several people have questioned the 2nd down running play--why don't you question the 1st down running play that got no gain? 52 yds is no chip shot and the ball was at the right hash mark making it that much harder. I just don't get the criticism on that call. DD had lost yardage on only one of the prior 23 rushing attempts. Even if the play gains nothing but gets it to the hashmark you have made it much easier for Brown--gain 2-4 and get it on the left hash mark and you may have given Brown a 15-20% better chance at winning the game.