Not running Zeke in final possession

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Ebnorice, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. rpntex

    rpntex Well-Known Member

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    No biggie… It wasn’t my observations, after all. Broaddus was talking about it on one of the cowboy podcast Monday. The upside of all this is the impact that Cooper is having on the rest of the offense… Even when he’s not on the receiving end of the play.
     
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  2. CowboysFaninHouston

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    ok...he lost one yard...it still dismisses the fact that the statisticians on the board claim he was gaining 8 yards per carry, so keep running him...he wasn't going to gain 1 yard in that formation both our offense and their defense in that situation in the game.....
     
  3. OmerV

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    In the end the first goal had to be forcing the Eagles to use their timeouts to stop the clock. Obviously you would also like to get a first down, but in the event you don't you want to be sure the Eagles have the bare minimum opportunity to come back and score.
     
  4. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Go Seahawks!!!

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    I agree and the best way to have accomplished that was to not throw at all. Seemed like the team had a tweener approach.
     
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  5. TheHerd

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    Zeke lost 3 because the play was run outside. If you look at the play unfold, he probably could have gotten some yards had a taken it all the way to the edge, but he knew not to do that and possibly get pushed out of bounds. Running wide when you're trying to kill the clock often has bad endings. The penalty against Detroit, running out of bounds, forcing the run to stay in bounds.

    If Red is going to be conservative there, just plow Zeke behind Martin 3 times and punt if he doesn't break one. If they wanted to take a chance, run play action and throw a pass (risking an incompletion of course - thus calling it taking a chance). I'd be ok with either of those options. The three plays they ran really didbn't make a lot of sense to me. But they did get Philly to use all their timeouts, which apparently was the plan. But again, if that's your only goal, just run Zeke ahead three times.
     
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  6. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Go Seahawks!!!

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    We weren’t gaining anything on that crap pass play that was called either. Philly was all over that like stink on stunk.
     
  7. visionary

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    The HC is an idiot but the OC should be the pasty?

    Got it
     
  8. OmerV

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    A tweener approach is a good way to put it. The pass concerned me too. Obviously a high percentage pass, but the consequences could have been pretty bad if something went wrong and it fell incomplete. I guess they felt it might help get a first down. Obviously they were wrong.
     
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  9. CowboysFaninHouston

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    that was the main goal, making sure you force philly to use all their timeouts and leave little time as possible.....but getting a first down would have been a dagger. running behind martin in that formation would have resulted nothing. so the strategy to make sure they burn their timeouts and punt was the main strategy...secondary was to get a first down without risking the clock stopping. so a down field pass would have been dangerous if for any reason going incomplete...the only issue I had with the play call was personnel. I would have rather seen cooper instead of Beasley, so perhaps he could break a tackle, where it would be difficult for Beasley to do the same....but both are pretty sure handed.
     
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  10. buybuydandavis

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    Indeed. I am done with you. Goodbye.

    *plonk*
     
  11. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    They were going to be crowding the LOS regardless, the worst time for a WR screen. A dangerous time for one. We've had one of those picked off. End of the game and you need a turnover, the defense should totally jump that play.

    If you want a safe pass you go for an isolation play on one side where Dak can ponder the coverage and throw when he is confident in the safety of the pass. Quick bang bang plays to bunched players are about the last thing you should try when you want to be safe.
     
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  12. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Their idiocy is not mutually exclusive. Presumably it's Linehan who was calling the plays.
     
  13. Ebnorice

    Ebnorice Well-Known Member

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    I don’t like Garrett either. But Linehan is the play caller so therefore he made the terrible decision.
     
  14. visionary

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    In the final possession in a close game the OC better do what the HC tells him otherwise the HC is a total moron


    (Oh wait, I forgot we're talking about Garrett)
     
  15. Ebnorice

    Ebnorice Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you say big guy.
     

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