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Old 11-05-2012   #20
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Default Re: Mount Rushmore of the NFL

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Originally Posted by Dread-Head View Post
The infamous "Buffalo game". How was that HIS fault? Buddy Ryan's defense fell apart and special teams played like crap.
Raising hand yelling ... "oh I got this one!".

Yes, most are quick to point out that his defense blew that 35-3 lead in Buffalo. That is true and to his credit Moon had a great first half to get them that huge lead. However when the momentum started shifting Moon started folding right along with his defense in that 2nd half.

He just didn't have it in himself to turn back the momentum. With the crowd against him and with all of that adversity he fizzled out. If he could have just orchestrated one or 2 solid drives in that 2nd half the Bills would not have had enough time to complete the comeback. When the Bills finally tied it and it went to OT, Moon had the ball first and could have taken that game back. However he threw a trademark INT and the rest is history.

For the record that was Jim Eddy's defense, not Buddy Ryan's. Eddy was fired due to that loss and Ryan was brought in to replace him the following season.
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