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Old 10-01-2012   #27
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Originally Posted by eriadoc View Post
I don't know when it happened, but it seems to happen way too often for my liking - Kubiak calls a draw play on 3rd and 15+ on our side of the field. I mean, does he have a super secret stash of tapes the rest of us never experienced where that play works? And so he keeps calling it? It's a give-up play, and everyone knows it. He just calls it to get a few yards to get some room for the punter. Tactically sound or not, it pisses off fans.

No idea if that was where he got booed. I don't remember any boos. But if there were any, that's my first bet on when/why they happened.
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Originally Posted by TexanSam View Post
I think that was the reason why. As far as that play goes, I'm not a fan of it either. But it seems like every single team in the NFL runs a draw play in that situation as well. I've watched many games this year and when a team is in 3rd and very long, they'll run a draw.
What sense would it make to run 4 wides when the defense knows you have to pass and have their dime package on the field and their pass rush specialists in the front 5?? Maybe you catch them selling out for the pass rush and pick up the 15... Orrrrr... maybe you're setting them up for something totally different in the second half when that down/distance situ comes up again.

Just a guess.

I'm not going to squabble with individual play calls when we're 4-0 and have been up by 20+ on everyone we've played so far.
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