Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity
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....
that was kind of my point which i didnt clearly state. there was a little more upside with willie and the play that was called. especially if a td was scored. i dont think jerome would be the "safe" call and willie the "risky" one. seemed maddox wouldve fumbled no matter who was behind him. = not cowhers fault. like i said in another post its better to have willy walk it in rather than have reed kick a 35-40 yarder in pretty windy conditions. i like the aggresiveness and unpredictability of the call. calls like these could pay off in the playoffs or sb (if executed)