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Old 01-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

I have no problem with the fake punt. It was an aggressive move and took guts to call for it. The D backed up the miscue only giving up 3 points.

It would have worked if Frazier blocked the guy to the inside of him, rather than double teaming the guy that rushed to the outside of him. Just one little change of that play and Clark probably gets 15 yards out of it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

i didnt like the call at all. if we punted, we could have pinned them back. if they go 3 and out or dont gain much yards, we get good field position to end the half.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

I really liked the call.

In all reality, the Chargers got VERY lucky that they called a play to come block the punt instead of pealing off to block for the returner. It was a good call, and the Chargers checkmated the call.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

i think it was alot more than 15 yards had frazier not messed up. it was clear sailing for clark if his tackler were blocked.

balls of steel call by tomlin. i like it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

I didn't like it at the time, but I won't question it because I like the fact that Tomlin has that much faith in his D. It is, after all, the best D in the NFL. So he should trust them. It ended up not being the right call, but it wasn't a bad call.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

Not a big fan of the call, but I like the confidence it showed in the D. Could have been big, but the down side is they only had to get 20yds for a field goal try.

I like the idea of trying to pin them deep letting the D do their thing (you know the safety sack dance, pick six, snot knocker fumble hit.... that sort a thing). Thats my sunday night quarterbacking opinion.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

It was a high risk/high reward play. You can take chances when you have faith in your defense. If it works, its a great call. If it fails,you run the risk of giving up points. Luckily for you guys, the Chargers couldn't get 7......
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

i liked the call....had they executed properly it woulda been huge !!! had it worked, all you "i didn't like the call people", would be singing a very different tune.....
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Default Re: The Fake Punt was a gutsy call.

We're trying to be unpredictable, that's all. I think we should be making that kind of calls once in while.
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Gutsy-yes. Smart- only if it works.
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