Originally posted by boast:
typical f**kin Niner Talk. you chastise Alex for not taking chances with the ball and then come back and chastise Nate for doing the opposite. that's the only DUMB thing in this thread, OP.
of course Manusky is going to say this and i wholeheartedly agree with his explanation.
"He tried to make a play. The more players on your team that try to make plays, the better off you're going to be."
and there was too much time left on the clock with ATL still holding 3 timeouts.
Niner Talk at it's finest.
let's say he went down. niners ball with 1:33 on the clock. first down, gore up the middle, 2 yrds, 1:27 on clock, atlanta time out #1. second down, gore up the middle 2yrds, 1:20 on the clock, atlanta time out #2. third down, gore up the middle 2yrds, 1:15 on the clock, atlanta time out #3. punt to end zone, 1:08 on clock. Atlanta ball at 20 yrd line, 1:08 in game, NO timeouts.
Dont you think our defense stops them? they cant throw up the middle of field, defend the sidelines? better situation than after Nate fumbles and they have 3 timeouts, forcing us to defend the whole field?
that was worst case, best case, Gore gets us a first down, GAME OVER.
either scenario, odds are we win.