Originally Posted by ajk23az
It's also the players job.
That's like saying that Starbucks should let their competitors get closer because they are dominating the market by too wide of a margin..if you don't like it, do something about it.
Look at SNF, 49ers up 28 points...that lead was erased in 1 quarter. No wonder why Belichick runs the score up. Never take anything for granted.
Buffalo is not New England; Ryan Fitzpatrick is not Tom Brady. The fake occured early in the 4th with Seattle up 47-17. To claim the final outcome of the game was even remotely in doubt at that point is disingenuous.
Originally Posted by Idgit
Good point. Bottom line it, it's not personal. You play to win the game. You play to win the game. Hello? That's the great thing about sports. You play to win.
Running a fake punt in that situation wasn't "playing to win". Even Pete Carroll is smart enough to realize that, hence his claim after that fact that he regretted not calling it off.