The Fake Spike

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Teague31, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    That whole series at the goal line at the end of the first half was weird. TO gets the first down.. despite 1 timeout left, we let like 15 seconds run off. then the fake spike- that thing was real close to going to the other way for 100 yards. does anyone know if that was that a planned call or romo ad libbing? and then we kick a FG, timeout still in our pocket.. terrible time management again.
  2. thekavorka

    thekavorka Well-Known Member

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    i have no idea what was up with the fake spike. parcells looked pissed

    bad throw by romo anyhow
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    That fake spike was almost 7 the other way.

    Bad bad Romo !!!
  4. SPHawk

    SPHawk Member

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    The WR gave up because he thought it was going to be a spike too. If the throw was just a few inches higher it would have went over the defender and into the hands of??????? Was it Hurd?
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    If he throws it to the back pilon its 7...but thats another story.

    I dont know but I seem to remember Favre doing that a few times. Guess romo was just trying to be even more like him. :/
  6. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    He fooled 10 of their 11 defenders, too bad the only one that didn't get fooled was covering Hurd. If he puts more air under that ball we're talking about how this kid is the next Dan Marino.
  7. thekavorka

    thekavorka Well-Known Member

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    the dan marino fake spike was classic.

    i remember payton tried doing that couple years ago, but even the ref was fooled by the fake spike.
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    If you listen to Parcells post game PC, that was not a designed play. One of those improvisational things that wasn't approved.

    That seemed to be all on Romo.
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Shame on the Cardinals for falling for it ... almost.

    If he threw the ball to the back pilone, we get 7.

    But this play could have busted our back. We were up 10-3. If the CB intercepted, he would have gone all the way ... 10-10. Deflation sets in.
  10. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Question?????? Do we know who called the play? Yes it could have been disatrous but.....I liked the Buddy Ryan play.

    OOPS!!! Thanks WG? LOL
  11. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    He could have took off running for the edge and walked in. Like you mentioned 10 Cardinals were standing around doing nothing.

    Hey, if these are the worst decisions a guy in his 3d start is making, we are in good shape.
  12. ghosttown cowboy

    ghosttown cowboy Wyoming's #1 boys fan

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    If he throws it to the back of the endzone it is a great play! I thought it was a smart play!
  13. pigskin fan

    pigskin fan New Member

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    I don't mind the play call, if it was actually a called play, but I can't believe that Romo didn't just throw it away. It this kind of stuff that's going to get him into trouble. If the DB bites and Hurd is wide open GREAT CALL, but when he doesn't Romo's got to throw it away.

    The streetballer in him almost bit him in the .... on that play.
  14. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Placement of the ball had a lot to do with the potential INT. Accordring to Norm Hitzges, it was not a designed play call, but if Romo had thrown a better pass that only Hurd could catch, it would've been the highlight of the day on all the sports shows.
  15. TEK2000

    TEK2000 New Member

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    If Romo throws that to the back corner of the endzone instead of the front corner... that's 7 points COWBOYS!

    It COULD have been a good idea but it was poorly executed. If you're gonna do that... throw it to TO not Hurd. Throw it to an experience reciever that will go up and fight for the ball.
  16. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Personally, I think that whole "fake spike" thing should be illegal. It's like the fumblerooski... gimmicky deception.
  17. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Once the defense sees the QB start the motion of the spike, they basically stop. That could get someone injured. I am okay with a QB signalling to the team pre-snap that they will spike the ball, but instead comes out and throws it.
  18. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I loved it because he ALMOST pulled it off.......MOXIE!
  19. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Even though it was a dangerous pass...I LOVE the fact that we have a QB who has nerve enough to go against Parcells.

    This is Phil Simms-esque.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The last QB to do that got benched for it. Of course his insubordination resulted in a INT at the goal line. It was a good chance for Dallas to score, but he just made a bad pass.

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