Cedrick might have blown it (fake punt)

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  1. LucaBrasi

    LucaBrasi Sleeps with the fishes Zone Supporter

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    Trying to defend the coaching today would be ludicrous. As crazy as that decision was, I think it was set up perfectly. Wilson, for whatever reason, did not throw the ball to Goodwin, and he was so open he could have punted it to him.
  2. ThatJerryKid

    ThatJerryKid cowboys31

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    29 is WIDE open for a touchdown,
  3. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    From a former college qb I'd expect him to be able to hit a wide open, by 10 freaking yards receiver for a 25 yard pass. He either had no business running that play or didn't know the play in the first place. MM and his goofball staff deserve the criticism they are getting.
  4. Streetwise

    Streetwise Taco Engineer

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    You can only blame the coaching for so much. There's just too many factors that contributed to the suckage.
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  5. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Bad decision to go for it...but the play would have worked if it was a pass. However, I'm not sure that is something you try when I'm sure they didn't have much time in practice to go over it this week.
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  6. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    It was suppose to be a pass, but no one told Wilson. He never looked downfield, nor did he set his feet to throw.

    And you are right, the blockers intentionally stayed behind the line of scrimmage. But not having guys on the same page, is bad coaching. IMO.
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  7. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to expect a WR to hit a pass 30 yards downfield while running for his life.
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  8. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    The play calling and poor HC decisions were the most plentiful I can recall in a Cowboys game. :facepalm:

    At least several were beyond ridiculous. My confidence in this offensive coaching is fading badly. :oops:
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  9. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Bingo. This is the inherent risk of asking putting non-QBs in QB situations.

    They're awesome highlight-reel plays when they work. But you run high risk of botched exchanges, bad reads, rushed throws, etc.
  10. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    It was a horrible call.
  11. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    Its even worse on the coaching if he was supposed to throw it and he looked like throwing wasnt even an option.
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  12. SportsGuru80

    SportsGuru80 CowboysYanksLakers

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    Wilson is horrible at gadget plays SMFH
  13. Mk2_Cowboys

    Mk2_Cowboys Well-Known Member

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    It was 4th and 10 deep in cowboys’ territory in a 4 point game . It was a terrible call and blew up the game completely sucking all emotion out of the team.
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  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Bad decision + poor execution = disaster

    The Cowboys look like Keystone cops sometimes.
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  15. buybuydandavis

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    The play worked beautifully. It was a clear win once 25 chose to follow 20. That left it 3 Cowboys on 32 and 47 on the entire right side of the field.

    When Cedrick is on the left hash, the play was clearly a win. Nobody within 10 yards of 29, and he could just slant to the sidelines to keep it that way. No one within 15 yards of Wilson at that point.

    Once 47 committed to containing Wilson, it was 2 receivers wide open with only 32 to even attempt to cover them right of the hash. It was time to throw the ball.

    Cedrick just blew it.
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  16. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Not counting the out of picture punt returner, it's a minimum 30 yard play.
  17. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Once 47 committed to contain, 32 is the only one to over 29 and 1. Both were wide open, but at least of of them was sure to be.
  18. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Cedrick threw that cross field kickoff return gimmick the previous game. 29 was wide open running away from defenders with 15 yards of separation. You don't even need a former QB to complete that pass. Probably most of the players on the team could have done it.
  19. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    25 loses any leverage on 29 when Cedrick is midfield. He *might* have been able to help the punt returner, but it's a 30 yard gain minimum, possible TD.

    I like it. We're behind and punting with time running down. Play worked perfectly as drawn up, and should have gone for a massive gain at minimum, reasonable chance at a 75 yard TD.

    Cedrick just blew it.
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  20. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    I call it a good call. Everything works exactly as drawn up but Wilson simply brain farts.
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