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Old 11-30-2004   #41
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Actually, I do think a guy with the ball in his possession should always try to score, in a general sense (I mean, have some faith in your D), but I would've been real proud of DD if he had tripped on his own feet and stopped at the one yard line.
Hey...Jabar Gaffney coughed up the ball against Jax at the 2 yard line without cause....well actually yes there was. He celebrated prematurely. In the Bears/Cowboys game, Thanksgiving Day....a Bears DB fumbled the ball after intercepting it....and he fumbled it without explanation. Another instance....Dante Hall was at the point of returning his first kickoff return of the season....what happens....he fumbles deep in Chargers territory....he had clear sail into the endzone. Later in the game he got what he wanted though....returned one to the house.....would've had two.

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I really dont see what the big deal is. It was not running up the score. The Titans had one chance to win, a bad chance granted, but a chance. They needed the ball back, the let the Texans score and it did not help. It has been done many times before.
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I don't think they let us score, they just had all of their men in the box with no safety support knowing we would run the ball and try to run out the clock and the O line busted open a hole you could drive a truck through and he took it to the house.
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I don't think they let us score, they just had all of their men in the box with no safety support knowing we would run the ball and try to run out the clock and the O line busted open a hole you could drive a truck through and he took it to the house.
But stopping the Texans would not have helped them. No timeouts.
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I understand that, but being down by 2 scores unstead of 1 with less time on the clock and still no timeouts would be even worse, so why not but all of your men in the box and at least try to cause a fumble while you are only one score down, especially with Davis carrying the ball. If they really wanted to let us score, they would have had 8 men in the secondary and let Davis walk through the D line instead of putting everyone in the box, which is what teams do when they are trying to stuff the run, right?
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You guys are giving the Titans to much credit! They hadn't scored in the entire second half, what makes you think they could come back and score TWICE in a little over a minute? NOT gonna happen with a fired up Texan team! DD got that TD fair and square!
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True SheTexan but the ONLY chance the Titans had was to let DD score. Whether they let him score or not, it was a mistake by DD. He should have let them tackle him some time between the first down marker and the endzone. Then they down the ball 3 times and there is zero chance that the Titans come back.
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The Titans momentum seemed stalled by that point in the game. But you never know.
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This was Coach Fisher's response when asked about if he allowed the Texans to score late in the game to get the ball back:

(on if there was any consideration to let them score in order to get the ball back in the fourth quarter)

There was consideration but not at this point. It came up in the Jacksonville game. It was a different situation obviously we were ahead and this case we were behind. There was consideration there but no. We had people out of position. We were lined up in a front coverage and just had some younger players out of position and just didnít get in the right gaps. It did give us a chance though.

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Sorry didn't know someone posted ahead of mine from fisher's report so i'm deleting mine...Iam very glad it was NOT deliberate letting us score

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Cool! Even though I don't care for the Titans, I have a lot of respect for Coach Fisher. He's a class act.

I had the feeling it wasn't a gimme TD. If that was their strategy, they would have let us have it on 1st down.
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Why would anyone care if it was a gimme? You guys handled the Titans the whole second half and it would not take away from the win at all. Just wondering why everyone was so upset over the idea of it.

BTW, you will never know if it was or was not. The only times coaches have said they let another team score was in the autobiographies after they retired....heh. Fisher would not say he did even if he did. Regardless, the only 2 options the Titans had was to let the Texans score or just try to stop the play and let the clock run out.

Course there is also the "who cares" angle, cause you guys owned that game in the end anyways.
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BTW, you will never know if it was or was not. The only times coaches have said they let another team score was in the autobiographies after they retired....heh. Fisher would not say he did even if he did. Regardless, the only 2 options the Titans had was to let the Texans score or just try to stop the play and let the clock run out.

Well your right it doesn't matter other then having the glory of DD really coming through for us.....As far as Fisher not admitting they may have deliberately let us score i do not believe...He gracefully admitted they let the Jags score, so he is a man that will tell it like it is.....
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I may be wrong but did'nt DD have a solid game well before that touchdown?

I do wonder what he meant about the Jaguars game tho. They lead that game at the point he is talking about, so I wonder what the point would have been. He did not let the Jaguars score tho, he considered it.
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Yes i thought DD had a solid game, but you have to admit, that TD was soo awesome....I wanted him to have his glory....I re-read what Fisher said about the Jags game, my mistake...But at least it showed he is a man that will admit the truth...
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Yes i thought DD had a solid game, but you have to admit, that TD was soo awesome....I wanted him to have his glory....I re-read what Fisher said about the Jags game, my mistake...But at least it showed he is a man that will admit the truth...
Maybe he is telling the truth. I am just sceptic of coaches telling the truth about these kinds of things cause traditionaly they wont. Fisher is a kooky guy tho, so maybe he steers off the beaten path.
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