fun gus wrote:
My question remains: why dont we pull out the hurry up/no huddle in the 3rd and 4th qtr outside of 2 minutes left? We led the entire game, but just once I want to see them do this and go for the jugular...
Keep in mind that we only had 3 "real" possessions in the 2nd half. The, "drive that wouldn't end," almost took up an entire quarter. On one of those 3 drives, we went right down the field and scored. The other two drives were 3 and outs due to an intentional grounding penalty (which really should have been holding on the other team) and a really blown play.
thats a good point. I wonder, though, maybe I haven't thought this through....
were deep in the third qtr, we get the ball back on our 20, there is 3 minutes left and the opposition just scored to put them within one TD of tying the game. We bleed off three minutes doing this:
1st and 10 at ATL 20
J.Snelling right guard to ATL 19 for -1 yards (G.McCoy).
2nd and 11 at ATL 19
(Shotgun) M.Ryan pass short left to D.Johnson to ATL 31 for 12 yards (L.Johnson).
1st and 10 at ATL 31
(Shotgun) M.Ryan pass deep right to D.Davis ran ob at TB 45 for 24 yards.
1st and 10 at TB 45
(Shotgun) M.Ryan pass short left to H.Douglas to TB 36 for 9 yards (L.Johnson).
2nd and 1 at TB 36
J.Snelling right guard to TB 34 for 2 yards (M.Foster; A.Clayborn).
End of Period
Am I wrong here? I would have sped up the pace at that point. Do we not do this because with all our injuries and us playing backups it's harder to accoplish, or is it indicitive of a coaching philosophy of eating the clock? I mean were putting Ryan in the shotgun, and the players are making plays, why not? Go no huddle there?
we scored right after that before the 'drive that wouldn't end', so it's doesn't matter but I'm just curious as to why we dont seem to pull out the hurry up until 'adventure time'
Im sure someone will set me straight