Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by wailers15:
LOL. wow and you wonder why other fans call us whiners!
Look bad calls are human error. it's a part of the game.
WE PUT OURSLEVES IN THOSE POSITIONS!!!!
The Super Bowl. Yeah was holding, but why didn't we run the ball when the ravens couldn't stop us. Why did Cully fall down all over the place and let Jones look great.
Saints game. The lack of QB awareness hurt us. Sorry but hiking the ball with 1 second left everytime is the advantage for the D. All they have to do is stack up in the box, and our O-line will get destroyed. That ties into play calling. Need to pass more. Screens, cuts, etc.
It's on the team not on the refs. So let's say we get the ball back after the Brees sack. I highly doubt we score. We could not run the ball worth a damn in the 4th qrtr. Snyder was geting blown up, o-line was slow off the ball (but that's going to happen when u keep hiking the ball with 1 second left)
STOP THE b***hING!!!!!! We beat ourselves. We put ourselves in these positions. Look at everytime we get into the redzone and can't convert, and kick FG's.
I agree with your post. The game should never be left in the hands of the refs. It's obvious that they cannot do their job competently! If we played solid football in all three phases, it would be impossible for the refs to screw us. At the end of the day, the team didn't execute! However, the only thing i would disagree with is if the team did get that ball back from the willis sack/fumble, the team could've ran the clock as much as they can and punt the ball inside the ten. Brees would have to drive 55 yards with limited time to get into fg range. Not impossible, but unlikely; although, by the way the league calls PI penalties, it's certainly possible.
Fair enough...but you are missing the other side of the coin a bit. While we shouldn't BE in position to worry about a 50-50 call, we tend to forget the Saints were behind at that juncture...down 3 and just turned the ball over. So they TOO were in the same position as we were...they hadn't "executed" all day. But that CALL was, at minimum, a 6 (possibly 10) point swing. We would have had the ball inside their 40 under 3 minutes and we had already kicked a 55 yard FG.
I'm just waiting for that big call that helps US in the final 3 minutes of a big, close game...one that REALLY helps us get the W. Either way, in our favor or not, as an objective fan, you must not be biased. I will concede the Rice fumble was a fumble like I concede VD fumbled the ball recently (fortunately, in the end, that play made no difference in the game).
Credit the Saints for making it count but let's not pretend that call wasn't gift-wrapped with a special stocking gift of momentum.
[ Edited by NCommand on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM ]