Originally posted by TN-Niner:
Originally posted by Nyner:
Clemens did the right thing. Anyone picking the ball would of tried to score. It was just a matter of some bad luck.
Luck is for losers.
Winners have freakin SITUATIONAL AWARENESS.
He should have gone down. End of story.
Or more accurately, winners create their own luck by putting themselves in a position for success.
Nate did this by picking off the pass.
He failed to do this by:
a) Not protecting the ball
b) Not going down or getting out of bounds
What gets me is that in that situation, before the defense even takes the field, the coaches should be rallying the players and saying "Look we have the lead with less than 2 minutes left. If we get a turnover, don't do anything stupid!"
This is coaching 101. The players know this, Sing and Manusky do too.
It all comes back to lack of discipline - you look at all the major mistakes that have cost them games this season and discipline is the key and that comes from strong coaching which we apparently lack.
[ Edited by scopur49er on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:57:58 ]