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i estimate that absolutely noone gives a damn about the NHL, so by folding that thread into this one, we won’t distract from what this thread is really about: boner pills, blood doping (is it low t?), and…jesus christ did mike vick just throw another ####### interception?

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   1501. DA Baracus Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM (#4346124)
What stadium is that? Atlanta?


Yes.
   1502. DA Baracus Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4346125)
Put up either Kaepernick or Wilson in the Super Bowl against a QB who's outplayed Brady, Luck and Peyton Manning in his last three playoff games


Joe Flacco is an average QB.
   1503. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4346127)
On replay it was fairly obvious that PM's knee was down before the fumble which would have changed the way the penalty was marked off. Couldn't Fox have challenged that.

No. Turnovers automatically trigger a review.
   1504. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM (#4346129)
Put up either Kaepernick or Wilson in the Super Bowl against a QB who's outplayed Brady, Luck and Peyton Manning in his last three playoff games

Joe Flacco is an average QB.

I wish I could remember the wonderful phrase SBB came up with when he was cherry picking periods from Jack Morris record to make him look better... I always want to use it as snark when I see things like this.
   1505. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM (#4346130)
Put up either Kaepernick or Wilson in the Super Bowl against a QB who's outplayed Brady, Luck and Peyton Manning in his last three playoff games

Joe Flacco is an average QB.


Mercurial is more like it, but he's still outplayed those three Greek Gods in his last three playoff games, and he seems to rise to the challenge. Beyond that, this isn't the crippled Ravens team that we saw a month ago against the Broncos in Baltimore, as the Broncos discovered yesterday.
   1506. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4346131)
Fox' decision at the end of regulation against Baltimore reminds me of John Madden advising Belichick to kneel on the ball at the end of regulation in Super Bowl XXXVI.
   1507. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4346133)
I wish I could remember the wonderful phrase SBB came up with when he was cherry picking periods from Jack Morris record to make him look better... I always want to use it as snark when I see things like this.

The problem with that comparison is that nobody's saying that Flacco is a HoF QB or even that he's a great one. All I wrote is that to see the Flacco we've seen in his last three playoff games, with a healthy team behind him, against a QB who's been great for all of half a year, would be a terrific matchup. This isn't about the HoF or even permanent labels of "greatness" for either of them.
   1508. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4346136)
And BTW if cherry picking is the issue, you might want to check out Kaepernick's game against the Seahawks just a few weeks ago. The ####### Giants manhandled the ####### Packers not that long ago, too, so let's wait a bit before anointing him as the newest Greek God. I'd like to see either him or Russell Wilson against the Ravens come Super Bowl time.
   1509. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4346141)
The problem with that comparison is that nobody's saying that Flacco is a HoF QB or even that he's a great one. All I wrote is that to see the Flacco we've seen in his last three playoff games, with a healthy team behind him, against a QB who's been great for all of half a year, would be a terrific matchup. This isn't about the HoF or even permanent labels of "greatness" for either of them.

It's still the same thing. The guy has 80 regular season games, and 9 playoff games on his resume. And you want to pretend that 3 of those games are more informative than his whole resume. Wake up and take a hit from the objective pipe.
   1510. DA Baracus Posted: January 13, 2013 at 01:25 PM (#4346153)
Mercurial is more like it, but he's still outplayed those three Greek Gods in his last three playoff games, and he seems to rise to the challenge.


You're smarter than this.

FPH's Jack Morris comparison is fair. And let's not forget that on one of the drives in OT he threw an INT that the defender stepped out of bounds on and another INT that the defender dropped. Clutch.
   1511. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 13, 2013 at 01:55 PM (#4346175)
Joe Flacco is an average QB.


Maybe so, but he isn't afraid to throw the ball deep, and Harbaugh lets him, and that helps everyone.

It's sad to say given the risk-averse state of some of the coaches/qb's, but I think half or two-thirds of the QBs in the league don't make that throw that Flacco made at the end of regulation that inexplicably busted the Broncos' defense.
   1512. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4346180)
It's still the same thing. The guy has 80 regular season games, and 9 playoff games on his resume. And you want to pretend that 3 of those games are more informative than his whole resume. Wake up and take a hit from the objective pipe.

WTF are you talking about? I'm not comparing Flacco to Brady or Manning or Brees or Joe Montana or Dan Marino or any other HOF level QB overall. I'm just pointing out that he's performed very well in his recent playoff matchups, and that the Ravens vs the Niners or Seahawks would make for a great Super Bowl. If I want to see a Hall of Merit All-Star game instead of a matchup like that, I'll let you know.

Now just chill for a few hours and let's all hope that the Falcons go home for the winter.

   1513. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4346182)
It's sad to say given the risk-averse state of some of the coaches/qb's, but I think half or two-thirds of the QBs in the league don't make that throw that Flacco made at the end of regulation that inexplicably busted the Broncos' defense.

I hate to say it, but I'm agreeing with you. (smile) Although I blame it more on the coaches than on the QBs.
   1514. zenbitz Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4346193)
IitI think Manning got his arm hurt on the tuck rule. So maybe that changes Fox's calculus. With average teams it was basically a zero wpa proposition.

Niner fans are split on being legitimatly afraid of the Seahawks-- even in SF and wanting revenge.

I had to look up the last Niners/Falcons game... It was 2010 Singletary led Niners blew a 14-0 1st quarter lead after a blocked punt and lost 16-14.
   1515. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4346196)
I'm just pointing out that he's performed very well in his recent playoff matchups, and that the Ravens vs the Niners or Seahawks would make for a great Super Bowl.

Cherry-picking aside, I fail to see why Flacco in the SB would be more compelling than Schaub. And both are far less compelling than Brady.

The only thing i take away from this, is that you are a Ravens fan, who wants to see them in the SB.
   1516. MHS Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4346197)
Maybe so, but he isn't afraid to throw the ball deep, and Harbaugh lets him, and that helps everyone


Do you realize that their is more to success in today NFL than throwing deep? At least 60% of your posts berate or praise teams for their deep passing attack.

For someone who is a casual fan, you are amazingly opinionated. I guess that's a trait consistent with know-it-alls's regardless of topic.
   1517. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4346200)
Just popping in to say "yay, Tony Gonzalez!"
   1518. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:00 PM (#4346213)
Do mobile quaterbacks have an advantage in bad weather? Calling back the earlier discussion about making cuts in bad weather, I could see how a mobile quarterback could catch defensive backs and linebackers more off guard when they decide to run. I know I'm pointing to a sample space of one, but watching Kaepernick unleashed yesterday made me think of a tiny upgrade in value for mobile QBs in the playoffs. The risk of wear-and-tear injury is mitigated a bit. I doubt it's much of a change, but I liken it to having an elite reliever who can start pitching 2 innings a game come playoff time.
   1519. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4346219)
I realize this is a bit funnily timed, what with them having a comfortable lead right now, but Atlanta is extremely unimpressive for a number one seed.
   1520. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4346221)
Minus the running game which is all of a sudden amazing.
   1521. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:25 PM (#4346226)
I realize this is a bit funnily timed, what with them having a comfortable lead right now, but Atlanta is extremely unimpressive for a number one seed.

It is funnily timed.
   1522. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:31 PM (#4346228)
Ouch.
   1523. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:31 PM (#4346231)
Horrible decision by Wilson. You can't take a sack there.
   1524. Howie Menckel Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:33 PM (#4346232)

stat d'jour

Seahawks trailing 34-0 the past two weeks in the first half while facing 2-legged QBs...

   1525. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:40 PM (#4346237)
Niner fans are split on being legitimatly afraid of the Seahawks-- even in SF and wanting revenge.

This Niner fan is amazed by how different Seattle looks today than it did in that blowout in week 16. The Seahawks dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides.
   1526. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 13, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4346238)
[1518] The weather wasn't that bad here in the Bay yesterday; a bit cold (for us) but sunny and nice, not too windy. The field surface wasn't terrific, but it was better than it looked. The Packers' defensive scheme (play man and ignore Kaepernick; make no adjustments at halftime) had much more to do with Kaep's success than the weather.
   1527. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:04 PM (#4346249)
It is funnily timed.


Yeah I don't want to be a troll here; going up 20-0 is impressive, no matter what.
   1528. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4346252)
It's a passing league and they have an excellent receiving corps, an elitish QB, and a great tight end. Whatever flaws they do have, that has to cover a lot.
   1529. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4346253)
Yeah I don't want to be a troll here; going up 20-0 is impressive, no matter what.


There was nothing impressive about marching down the field methodically to put it back to a 20 point lead. It was sort of boring. Just time chewing, third down converting, TD scoring boring.
   1530. Tripon Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:34 PM (#4346258)
Its a game now.
   1531. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:36 PM (#4346259)
If Seattle ever starts playing before the 2nd quarter begins, they might make some noise in this league.
   1532. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4346260)
If I'm Seattle, I onside kick right now.
   1533. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4346261)
If I'm Seattle, I onside kick right now.


Why? "Matty Ice" is the opposing quarterback.
   1534. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:45 PM (#4346262)
Kidding aside, Atlanta is clearly going to hold on here, right? They just need one stop and one score.
   1535. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4346263)
Pete Carroll is probably really regretting coaching like an idiot in the first half. The time management, going for it on 4th in FG range, etc.
   1536. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4346267)
White has to make that grab on third down.
   1537. hokieneer Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:53 PM (#4346268)
Nice throw matt
   1538. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:54 PM (#4346269)
Did someone upthread claim Atlanta was unimpressive?
   1539. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:54 PM (#4346270)
I think it'd be poetic justice if Wilson throws a pick on a Hail Mary at the end of the game.
   1540. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4346271)
Did someone upthread claim Atlanta was unimpressive?


That was me, but then I kind of took it back. Do I still get credit? In fairness, they're almost certainly going to hold on, and I'm sure they'll take the win, no matter how impressive or unimpressive it might end up being.
   1541. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4346272)
This is when running quarterbacks are frustrating. That scramble did basically nothing to help them.
   1542. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4346273)
holy smokes
   1543. hokieneer Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4346274)
Of course it was extremely helpful on third down.
   1544. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4346276)
and that will be a touchdown after review...
   1545. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4346277)
Impressive jinx work there in [1540].

Clearly a Lynch TD on replay.
   1546. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4346278)
I'm forgetting the NFL's dumb fumble rules. Why does this review matter? Can you not advance it in that situation, or something completely inexplicable like that?

EDIT: Also, for the record, it clearly broke the plane.
   1547. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4346279)
It looked like a TD, but I don't know if there's clear enough evidence.
   1548. billyshears Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4346280)
WTF just happened?
   1549. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4346281)
I'm forgetting the NFL's dumb fumble rules. Why does this review matter? Can you not advance it in that situation, or something completely inexplicable like that?


Holy Roller rule.
   1550. Mike A Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:04 PM (#4346282)
This would be Atlanta playoff sports in a nutshell. So frustrating.

I'm glad I'm a Dolphins fan right now (dont say that often), but I feel badly for my Falcon fan friends and my city.
   1551. smileyy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:04 PM (#4346283)
And the rules change under 2 minutes? That's....bizarre.
   1552. DA Baracus Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4346284)
There's 31 seconds left and the Falcons have two timeouts. I hope John Fox is watching.
   1553. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4346285)
The rule exists so that you don't have intentional fumbles that are "accidentally" kicked forward, etc.
   1554. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4346286)
And the rules change under 2 minutes? That's....bizarre.


My favorite inexplicable rule (well, "football move" takes the cake here, so second favorite), is the goal line extending into infinity. Because...?
   1555. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4346287)
But the ball appeared to travel slightly backwards; does the rule prevent that from being advanced after it's picked up?
   1556. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4346288)
Fox's FG target line is at the 44. Mistake?
   1557. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4346289)
Wow, they're gonna do it. Well done.
   1558. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:08 PM (#4346290)
But the ball appeared to travel slightly backwards; does the rule prevent that from being advanced after it's picked up?


If it's fumbled and recovered by an offensive player, it can't end up ahead of where it was fumbled.
   1559. smileyy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:09 PM (#4346292)
I love the gamesmanship of kicking well well well after the whistle.
   1560. Tripon Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM (#4346293)
Pete Carroll just juked himself out of a win.
   1561. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM (#4346294)
Huge kick for the Falcons. Huge.
   1562. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM (#4346295)
Pete Carroll is the whiniest douche in the world. Calling a timeout to ice the kicker and then complaining that he got it?
   1563. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM (#4346296)
What a game
   1564. billyshears Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346297)
Um, wow.
   1565. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346298)
best of all he missed it when pete called the time out there....cost em the game. Dont mind seeing it end that way.
   1566. smileyy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346299)
My impression was that he was pissed that the kicker ended up with a practice kick.
   1567. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346300)
My guess is that Pete was complaining about the kicker getting a practice shot WELL after the time out was called. That could, in theory, be a delay of game.
   1568. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM (#4346301)
best of all he missed it when pete called the time out there....cost em the game. Dont mind seeing it end that way.


I mean that's not really at all what happened, but sure, it's definitely still funny.
   1569. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4346302)
Umm, that was stupid.
   1570. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4346303)
If Atlanta loses b/c of that "onside" kick, they should be contracted.
   1571. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4346304)
Man this is like an idiot coach-off. Your move Pete! Run play on the last play of the game, maybe?
   1572. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4346305)
I dont think Longwell has the leg for this one! looks like tate is going to commit PI here
   1573. KronicFatigue Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:14 PM (#4346307)
why did the receiver spend precious seconds running out of bounds? run forward, dive (or give yourself up) and then call timeout.
   1574. Howling John Shade Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:14 PM (#4346308)
Great game. Always nice to see Pete Carroll suffer.
   1575. Mike A Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4346310)
My 6-year old said the Falcons would win after Seattle scored, and she is letting me know she was right and I was wrong.

Great game. I no longer feel badly for my Falcon friends.
   1576. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:18 PM (#4346311)
Buck: Mike Smith! Matt Ryan! Tony Gonzalez! Collectively, individually, their first postseason win.
Aikman: And that win, this win, right here, legitimizes the Seattle Seahawks as the #1 seed, and makes them the team to beat.

(cut to sideline reporter)
   1577. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:20 PM (#4346312)
I don't understand why they didn't just kick the ball off. Bryant has been kicking it out of the endzone for the entire game.
   1578. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM (#4346315)
Buck: Mike Smith! Matt Ryan! Tony Gonzalez! Collectively, individually, their first postseason win.
Aikman: And that win, this win, right here, legitimizes the Seattle Seahawks as the #1 seed, and makes them the team to beat.


Billick and Brennaman called the game.
   1579. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM (#4346318)
1539: I think it'd be poetic justice if Wilson throws a pick on a Hail Mary at the end of the game.


Well done, instant Nostradamus!

   1580. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4346319)
I don't understand why they didn't just kick the ball off. Bryant has been kicking it out of the endzone for the entire game.


I think it's fair to say that NFL head coaches collectively lose their senses inside of 2 minutes.
   1581. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4346320)
I was wondering, because I can never tell which announcer is which unless it's Al Michaels or Harry Kalas, but I found a news story that said Buck and Aikman were calling the game. I even found a clip of Troy Aikman talking to make sure it was the same voice. I give up.
   1582. Mike A Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4346322)
The receiver got out of bounds with 2 seconds left, so I'm not sure he could have gotten 5 more yards (for a 60-yard FG try) without time running out.

It's tough to gauge how far one can throw downfield with only 6 seconds left. Probably should have tried a 15-yard sideline route, I guess? Or maybe they thought the Hail Mary on play #2 was their best option?

As a side, I've never been a huge Tony Gonzalez fan, but the level he's still playing at is pretty amazing.
   1583. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:24 PM (#4346323)
They didn't kick deep because Leon Washington can score from 10 yards deep and was bringing anything that didn't go out of the end zone out for a try.
   1584. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4346324)
To be completely honest, I don't understand why the Falcons didn't run the clock down and make the kick the last play of the game. It's not like they had another timeout to try again if they made a mistake.
   1585. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:26 PM (#4346326)
They didn't kick deep because Leon Washington can score from 10 yards deep and was bringing anything that didn't go out of the end zone out for a try.


There is a world of difference between not kicking deep to the deep man and a horrible onside attempt.
   1586. Conor Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4346328)
To be completely honest, I don't understand why the Falcons didn't run the clock down and make the kick the last play of the game. It's not like they had another timeout to try again if they made a mistake.


I was wondering the same thing. Makes me think Smith called the TO right away thinking they might run another play and then decided to just kick the FG.
   1587. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:28 PM (#4346330)
They didn't mean to onside. Bryant screwed up the attempted squib.
   1588. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:29 PM (#4346332)
Agree with [1584] entirely. Smith inexplicably sprinted down the sideline to get the timeout with 13 seconds on the clock after the Gonzalez catch.
   1589. Howie Menckel Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:29 PM (#4346333)
That's an easy one - if Mike Smith calls another play and the Falcons wind up not getting a chance to kick the FG, then it's more on his "coaching error." This way, if the kicker misses, he's more of the goat.

A lot of NFL coaching decisions seem to be made that way these days [Heck, Mary Levy pulled this one off with the Scott Norwood kick in Super Bowl XXV vs Giants, when Norwood had never kicked a FG that far - 47 yards - on that surface. There were still 8 secs left. To this day, everyone seems to think that it's Norwood who was the goat. Well played, Marv!].

And yes, it looked to me like Bryant already heard the whistle, then booted it anyway, knowing it didn't matter.
   1590. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4346334)
I was wondering the same thing. Makes me think Smith called the TO right away thinking they might run another play and then decided to just kick the FG


Yeah. I'd have liked to see that kick attempted with 4 seconds, or make Carroll take the TO to stop it earlier.
   1591. jmurph Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:34 PM (#4346335)
For the record, before this game starts: as a Patriots fan, I'm more concerned that the Texans remember what made them 11-1 than I am that Joe Flacco will continue to play like a very good quarterback. If the latter happens, I mean, you just tip your cap, I guess.
   1592. Gamingboy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4346340)
"Mister Belicheck, what is your prediction?"

"Pain."
   1593. McCoy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4346341)
Man, give up on the game and watch Silver Linings Playbook at half time and afterwards check the score to this!
   1594. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:43 PM (#4346347)
Casey and Johnson were WIDE open.
   1595. JJ1986 Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:44 PM (#4346348)
Huge mistakes by Houston. Schaub missed Johnson by 20 feet.
   1596. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 13, 2013 at 05:48 PM (#4346352)
The wife, after the the opening kickoff by Houston; "if they don't score a touchdown here, they lose." After the FG; "they lose automatically. Let's watch The Avengers."

And that is why I married her, boys.
   1597. Gamingboy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 06:04 PM (#4346359)
Hm. Okay, maybe it won't be pain. At least, not yet.
   1598. Gamingboy Posted: January 13, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4346360)
Well, pain for Gronkowski.
   1599. DA Baracus Posted: January 13, 2013 at 06:14 PM (#4346363)
To be completely honest, I don't understand why the Falcons didn't run the clock down and make the kick the last play of the game. It's not like they had another timeout to try again if they made a mistake.


I wondered that, but if the snap was bad then you could abort the play and kick it again. Run the clock down and that's not an option. Also:

I think it's fair to say that NFL head coaches collectively lose their senses inside of 2 minutes.
   1600. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: January 13, 2013 at 06:20 PM (#4346368)
I wondered that, but if the snap was bad then you could abort the play and kick it again. Run the clock down and that's not an option.

The Falcons didn't have a timeout left. How were they going to "abort" the play? I think the idea that they were thinking about running another play but changed their minds as someone suggested.
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