Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Strange thing to say coming from Bill Walsh.
Running the clock, kicking a field goal, forcing the Saints to march down the field with 30 seconds left, is not worth talking about as a strategy?
I thought of it as well but you guys want to go up 2 with :30 left? It's tough but they would just need a field goal. Honestly, could have went either way but as good as Akers is a field goal isn't guaranteed. A bad snap, bad hold, miss, block and everyone is then making death threats against Alex for not scoring.
Actually its a moot point as far as strategy, so never mind the game itself. They couldn't plan to get a first down because it was 3rd and 8 I think, they just needed to get 8+ yards, whether is was first down or touchdown.
It was nobody's fault. But the SITUATION of being up by two, kicking to the Saints with 30 sec to go is preferable to being up by 5/7 and kicking to them with 2:05 to go.
Technically, it was probably better for Alex to slide. Lol. But if he did that, like you said, and we LOST the game, it would have been the end of him. Alex did the right thing. But its interesting to look at the situation.