Originally posted by cciowa:
on a wet muddy field, you always run straight ahead or east to west(depending on how your field sets) you do not run sideline to sideline and you do not run cute trick plays in adverse conditions just because you think the other team is not expecting it.the coaches outfoxed themselves in my opinion. never said i know more about playing calling than the coach. I just stated my opinion which is what this board is all about
You obviously do think you know more about play calling if you truly believe that "you do not run that play on a wet field". when Harbaugh and co. obviously disagree. They got what they wanted from the defense and Kyle Williams ended the play with a non contact fumble. Any player on the roster should be able to hang on to a wet ball.
Lol @ anyone who thinks a damp field means you only run straight ahead. You realize that on the reverse Kyle Williams did not have to change direction on that play at all right
? A WR reverse is also not a "cute trick play", its a pretty common running play and its designed to do exactly what that call did to the opposing defense, get them to commit in one direction and then pitch it to a guy running the other way, its very simple to execute and a wet ball should hardly matter. The field was also only mildly wet, its not like it was a rain storm. Kyle Williams and Kyle Williams alone f**ked up the play, all he had to do was take the ball and run to the corner. Not sure why you are making peewee league excuses for a professional player.
P.S. The terms "running north and south" or " running east/west" have nothing to do with the fields directional correlation with the Earth's north and south poles
[ Edited by DirtyP on Jun 11, 2012 at 14:13:45 ]