Originally Posted by goshan
The end of the 2nd half where we punted is totally reflective of how poor JG is at game management and in-game decisions.
Its 3rd down. We are in range for a 52 yard FG. The options should be one of two things:
1. Run the ball or call a short pass play to make the attempt shorter. Then kick it.
2. Take a chance for a pass for the 1st, but then kick it.
YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT THROW THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD AND THEN PUNT IT. THAT IS TOTAL CHICKEN XXXX AND JUST STUPID.
You have to try a 52 yard FG. I am sorry, this is the NFL. And we have one of the best kickers in the game.
I want the guy gone.
The biggest aspect of that sequence is that our punt team waited until the other team got set while running their extra 5 or 6 players off the field, instead of snapping the ball and getting a free 5 yards to make it a 47 yd FG. The entire team has no mental capacity whatsoever. I'd wager they've been instructed to wait and see the receiving team's alignment before they snap, so that's exactly what they did. Same reason the offense snaps the ball as the playclock expires, and same reason the D is running around not set before the other team snaps it.
I remember a HS basketball game a few years ago, where the ref whistled the ball in play, but one coach kept his team huddled a few more seconds. The opposing team inbounded the ball and got an uncontested bucket. Were Garrett the opposing team's coach, they'd just wait til the other team was on the floor and set before throwing it in.
And yesterday, Mike McCarthy foolishly threw a challenge flag on a turnover. Jordy Nelson, knowing the rule and that it's an automatic challenge and that throwing the flag is a penalty, grabbed the flag and tried t hide it.
Do we have a single player who would've thought to try that? I seriously doubt it. More than likely, most of our guys would be like Donovan McNabb, admitting he didn't know the overtime rules.
“He doesn’t like it because Jerry thinks he’s the walk-around head coach." - Jimmy Johnson