Re: What happened to Yates?
I don't believe it is any of these options actually...
Does anyone remember what Kubiak said about how he was practicing with Yates before the game?
He was challenging Yates more than ever in practice and told him to make mistakes so that he wouldn't make them again in the game....
When you are throwing the ball in practice thinking it is okay to make mistakes, it is hard to immidiately change that mindset going into a game like that. So the games before, where his main focus was to manage the game and not turnover the ball, he was able to do that. When the focus becomes getting your mistakes out of the way, your focus is quite the opposite. In game you all saw him force a lot of passes he should have never thrown. You saw him run towards the sidelines and instead of, like all previous games before, throwing the ball out of bounds, and he forced the ball to a receiver covered (the ball was batted down by a defender). Kubiak, quite frankly, put way to much trust in him, and if he would have practiced with the mindset of Yates just game managing, we could have won.
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