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    Clock Management

    In the last 3 minutes of the game our defense miraculously recovered another forced fumble with the opponent driving inside our red zone. On our last drive the Rams throw long to Torry Holt for a 67 yard touchdown. In doing so they left enough time on the clock for the Seahawks to mount a drive to win with a field goal with 4 seconds on the clock.

    Should we have thrown that long pass leaving so much time on the clock or should we have tried to milk the clock in a more methodical manner?


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    Re: Clock Management

    I say you go for that bomb if it's there and count on your defense to do its job.

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    Re: Clock Management

    When we are that far down the field, you always take the shot if it's there.
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    Re: Clock Management

    We were down by 6 at that point and needed a touchdown within 2 minutes and anytime you can make a 66 yard play like that, you go for it no matter how much time is left for the other team. You should play to win and not try to stall in that situation since an opportunity like that might have never come if we decided to milk some time. That was one decision on which I thought that we made the correct call.

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    Re: Clock Management

    In that situation, you think score first with time management an afterthought. Tyring to purposely manipulate the clock when you're behind is a risky business.

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    Re: Clock Management

    I'd have to agree, if the long pass is there you have to take it. Especially, under the circumstances of being down by six. Chances are if Holt would have been tackled by Tatupu we could have still had an opportunity to work the clock.

    It just seems to me that there would be a school of thought out there that would have tried a more methodical time killing drive. I think that may have been a viable option as well.

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    Re: Clock Management

    You got to score no matter how much time is left. If you methodically march down the field and skip on a scoring opportunity, you might not get that opportunity again. You score and then hand it over your defense. Unfortunately on this day, our defense let Seattle quickly get down the field and kick the winning field goal.
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