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    How do you justify...

    punting with 3:45 left? You just knew we were never going to see the ball again:

    4-8-STL41 (3:45) M.Turk punts 44 yards to SF 15, Center-C.Massey, fair catch by A.Battle.

    San Francisco ***** at 03:38
    1-10-SF15 (3:38) F.Gore right end pushed ob at SF 22 for 7 yards (F.Brown).
    2-3-SF22 (3:32) F.Gore up the middle to SF 24 for 2 yards (T.Hargrove).
    3-1-SF24 (2:47) F.Gore up the middle to SF 25 for 1 yard (D.Coakley).
    1-10-SF25 (2:43) F.Gore up the middle to SF 29 for 4 yards (W.Witherspoon).
    2-6-SF29 (2:00) F.Gore up the middle to SF 39 for 10 yards (O.Atogwe).
    1-10-SF39 (1:54) F.Gore up the middle to SF 43 for 4 yards (D.Coakley).
    2-6-SF43 (1:10) A.Smith kneels to SF 42 for -1 yards.
    3-7-SF42 (:29) A.Smith kneels to SF 41 for -1 yards.
    GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: How do you justify...

    Believe me I feel the pain !!!

    Where was the Defensive aggressive play calling ??

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    Re: How do you justify...

    You justify it because 4th & 8 isn't easy to convert, because if it was easy, then we likely would have done it when it was 2nd & 8 and then 3rd & 8. They were counting on the D to make a stop and they didn't. Can't blame them because it's a rough position to be in.
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    Re: How do you justify...

    But you have to do something aggressive, when the whole team was playing passive. They were playing to no loose, and no playing to win.

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    Re: How do you justify...

    Quote Originally Posted by jjigga3000 View Post
    But you have to do something aggressive, when the whole team was playing passive. They were playing to no loose, and no playing to win.
    Then they should have done it on second and third down. Going for it on fourth is not only harder in terms of success but, if we don't convert, look at where San Fran has the ball. Even if we hold them, they likely pin us back deep in our territory with a punt. Thus, I see no reason to go for it there.
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    Re: How do you justify...

    I didn't think we would get the ball back either. We hadn't stopped their running attack all day. Perhaps it would've been a low percentage play,but at least we would of had one last chance to stay in the game.

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    Re: How do you justify...

    There was nothing wrong with showing a little confidence in the Defense, after all, they won last weeks' game.

    3:45, two timeouts, and the two-minute warning is plenty of time to punt and get the ball back. We just didn't stop them.

    Conversely, the offense has done nothing to make me think that they would've converted that 4th down play.

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