Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by NCommand:
you can call good plays on second and third down and play to what the team does best so it does not come down to a fourth down alleged bad call on a ball that was not catchable in the first place in my opinion. i can not believe you actually think bad calls prevented us from what you just said. do you not believe in holding the players and coaches accountable?
NFCCG - Bradshaw fumble; same exact play occured in the Superbowl = fumble
Superbowl - P.I. on Culliver (and only Culliver), blatant holdings (tackles) on ST and in EZ, non-PF calls on their DB for shovering a ref, launching of the crown of the helmet up into the facemask of Crabtree, etc. Sports Science episode on it.
Saints - "For the first time in my LIFE, I heard a ref call a penalty for hitting someone in the neck. Are you freaking KIDDING ME?"
Typically, poor calls "even out" but unfortunately for us, these ones contributed to not going to a Superbowl, not winning one and may contribute to not even making the playoffs. I'm still waiting for these ones to even out. I know we had one in the GB Catch 2.0 game but that was 100 years ago.
Sadly, when two great teams are matched up, one single call or non-call CAN be the differernce in the game. Too bad. What can you do?
This is where you may miss the boat a little. Nobody is dismissing the fact that poor calls can be overcome or that it should not come down to this. But in the real world, why SHOULD a team have to overcome such odds? The game is hard enough, whether they fully excecute or not. And guess what, in each of these games I just so happen to reference we lost by ONE FG. That means the other team ALSO has areas they aren't executing to their fullest. But what's the deciding factor when it's all said and done? One team had to overcome a critical call at a critical juncture of the game (all 3 in the final minutes of the game) and one did not. It's that simple. When there is only a few minutes left in the game, it's pretty hard to overcome a critical call, isn't it? In the real world, these calls are absolutely DEFLATING. This isn't Madden here. Go watch the interview with Brooks/Bowman. "You do everything you can...for nothing." ~ Bowman
Do we have the talent to not make ANY of this an issue? Sure...but so does the other team.
You and I agree that HaRoMan probably have one of, if not THE most talented and deep rosters in the entire NFL and it should never come down to a "judgment call" at critical junctures of the game. Never. So lets just agree to disagree on this one, my friend.
And for the record, no I do not believe the NFL is conspiring against us...but I'm sure our past ownership reputation and current coach isn't helping matters any either. That said, there does seem to be some serious difficulty with West Coast teams and their "luck" in Superbowls. LMAO
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM ]