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Reason why Rams let SP coach Bone Fassel go

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by quickccc, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    it's been suggested per local talk radio that the reason why Rams let special teams coach John 'Bone" Fassel go and not resigned him was his penchant to challenge opposing special teams unit.

    And i thought Rams were crazy for letting a creative special teams guy like Fassel go once his contract was expired.

    Maybe HC Sean McVey thought he was too gamble risky, took too many chances in trick plays and going for it...

    Interesting. i'm keeping a close eye on this one..
  2. MCMetal69

    MCMetal69 Well-Known Member

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    Though he's too much of a gambler for my taste (or lack thereof) , after the last several seasons of horrific ST play , I'm willing to risk it............
  3. risco

    risco Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a problem with him gambling at the beginning of the season. Get it out of the system early rather than later, so hopefully we will not do things like that later in the season
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  4. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    HC has final decision. Coordinators suggest, but should not have final say in play call. If he does, them I am very disappointed in MM.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The decision to fake a punt is the HC's.

    The first one worked with better execution, so I'm not really sure what the critique of Fassel is here.
  6. JW82

    JW82 JJ21

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    I am ok with him having these plays ready to go, but MM needs to tell him, he does not have the OK to make these decisions without his approval. That 2nd fake was awful.
  7. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with any fake that works and any fake that doesn't work I think was a stupid decision.
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  8. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Hold on though.....doesn't he have to get the green light from the head coach? No way McCarthy is letting him do that on his own right?
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  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I was more disturbed by the play call than the actual fake. If that's what they were going to run and at that time they should've left the offense out there.
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  10. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    I like that guy. The execution on the fake punts was bad but I like his passion. On the onside kick he was damn near on top of the pile and the refs had to pull him away.
  11. visionary

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  12. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    also it keeps the other team on their toes. Even if they THINK something might be coming, they don’t know what, and they have to flip the switch if it’s just a normal punt.
  13. blumayne38

    blumayne38 Well-Known Member

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    A ST coach and his unit could surly undermine a head coach.
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  14. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    I thought he left because of money. His contract ended and we offered more money.
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  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think it's possible that the players botched that as well.

    My guess is that it's a call of "if you have the numbers, run the fake," espevcially in a situation like that.
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  16. MikeB80

    MikeB80 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know but the Rams did the exact thing to the eagles as they did to Dallas.

    ran at will, confused the quarterback, goff was excellent.

    The rams are a good team and next weeks under the radar big time game is the Rams at Buffalo.
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  17. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    The special teams coach suggests fakes and going for it, he doesn't simply act on it alone. Ultimately the decisions rest with the head coach.
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  18. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    The second fake punt was stupid. But, all of the upcoming opponents are on notice that the Cowboys will run fake punts. That should really help the punt returns and improve field position the rest of the season. That's right, my glass is always half-full and I love a silver lining.
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  19. CowboysFaninHouston

    CowboysFaninHouston CowboysFaninDC

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    but the final call to go for trick plays is up to the head coach.....not just the assistant coach.
  20. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Still up to the head coach

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