The worst coaching decision yesterday

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  1. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Well-Known Member

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    Kicking a 57 yard FG on the opening drive instead of pinning them deep or even going for it

    Kicking that FG was the worst available option & set us back from the jump. I still can’t believe an NFL coach would opt to kick a 57 yard FG on the opening drive .... even if you make it 3 points is negligible at that point in the game, but the field position is invaluable

    That poor decision by Garrett set us back from the jump & one of the worst coaching decisions I’ve seen in my life
     
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  2. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    Fair catch trumps that one
     
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  3. WillieBeamen

    WillieBeamen BoysfanfromNY

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    Na chief


    It was stupid as hell but the team had 55 minutes to make up for it.


    The fair catch fiasco was 1000x worse. You have him fair catch just to set up a pathetic Hail Mary? :facepalm:
     
  4. SeanLee50

    SeanLee50 Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY!!!

    Austin has about 177 punt returns in his career. I give him the option, if you think something is there and can take the least amount of time, you go. If there is nothing, fair catch and conserve time.

    We get the ball on the 25-30 there at worst
     
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  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    They both sucked.

    SMH moments.
     
  6. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure it mattered on that first drive, whether it was 55 yards or 99 I think Minnesota was gonna score a TD because we were so unprepared for anything they were doing offensively
     
  7. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    Austin could have scored on that play. If anything you waste 7 seconds more, but are 20 yards closer.
     
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  8. Manster_Mash

    Manster_Mash Well-Known Member

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    There is a lot of competition for that honor. Garrett is an over-achiever.
     
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  9. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    Too many of these threads every week detailing decisions just like these.

    I swear we have had ten years of this. How is it accepted?
     
  10. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    Austin would have taken that to the house.
     
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  11. Cmac

    Cmac Well-Known Member

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    Now that's on JG for sure.....trusting Maher is a mistake anyway....instant field position.....Zimmer & his boys were laughing all game looking across the field.
     
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  12. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    That fair catch?? lol 1 play that could properly sum up the Garrett era. How moronic of a call was that? Sacrificing a few seconds for another 15/20 yards. Just ridiculous. That’s the type of poor decisions we’ve been seeing for a decade so it wasn’t that surprising after you got over the initial shock.
     
  13. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Wholeheartedly agree. That’s a decision you ONLY make leading up to the half, or when you need points late in the 4th. Maher is not Vinieterri in his early prime. Just a horrible call!!!

    Never put your team in that kind of position after the first series.
     
  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I was fine with the FG. Maher is usually good beyond 50.
     
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  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    The Cowboys seem to be in love with the idea of Maher ... that he can kick 60-yard field goals ... and not understand the reality that he's a 70 percent kicker. You don't let a kicker who makes only 3 out of every 4 attempts at best attempt that kick at that point in time. End of the half? Sure. Game on the line? Sure. First drive in a game you know is likely going to be tough for the defense? Absolutely not.
     
  16. McKDaddy

    McKDaddy Well-Known Member

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    On a similar but different note, why do we even have return teams? We never try to return a KO. (Great use of Pollard btw)

    We rarely get much on punt returns. Top that off by fair catching a do or die situation. Seriously, we are ahead of the curve of removing returns from the game. NFL just points to us & says,"see, no injuries."
     
  17. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Just a moronic decision. You got to play field position early. Handing them the ball at midfield, there's no defending the call. It was ridiculous.
     
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  18. boysfanperiod

    boysfanperiod Well-Known Member

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    That's the second time we've done that and lost.
     
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  19. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Our kicker has been "reliable" from 50+ out recently.

    They were on the left hash too.

    This seems like more of a hindsight complaint.
     
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  20. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    Word. Couldn't believe that doozy of a fair catch when he had all that green in front of him. Wow. Just wow.
     
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