Originally Posted by tony hipchest
i couldnt believe people slamming cowher for not having bettis in there to pound out a few extra yards for a long kick under windy circumstances. doing that has 3 risks.
no gain for bettis.
the ball getting stripped
a missed fg.
the called play to parker had 1 risk (fumble)
that play was probably being set up all game by running parker up the inside, between the tackles for the majority of his plays. great gameplanning and coaching if you ask me. cowher did not fumble but like the article said he will take the blame.
Arent willie and jerome both running backs ? so the risks u mentioned for jerome would be the same for parker..and jerome has long track record of RARELY fumbling. He's the short yardage back, and we were w/ in FG range.. I would have been happy to see the Bus in there just pound out a few more yards and lets kick it and get it over with.. but either way, it wasnt willie's fault we lost....