Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
dyeah_gb  
#1 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 1:32:55 PM(UTC)
I am all for Mike McCarthy taking risks for the win but he found and crossed the line of balls and stupidity on that one in my opinion.


Trick punt not a career highlight for MM


Quote:
The play turned into a disaster – “Clearly not the highlight of my coaching career,” McCarthy was able to joke after the Packers’ 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. – but didn’t end up costing Green Bay the game.


To be fair, I don't know if I would be as harsh if Ross catches the ball. It really seemed unnecessary with the lead though. My thoughts are just kill the clock. Obviously a three and out running the ball would have been better than what happened.
Porforis  
#2 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 1:36:03 PM(UTC)
I don't care if he catches the ball and runs it back for a score - I'd say "Geeze, I'm glad that worked out because that was a boneheaded call that easily could have turned into disaster:.
wpr  
#3 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 1:58:16 PM(UTC)
Mike said Aaron Rodgers was limping. He thought IF Ross could run it back for a score and the defense had to go back out again it would give Aaron a little more time to walk it off.

I will see if I can find the link.

Quote:
"The reason behind the fake punt is that Aaron (Rodgers) had come off with an ankle (injury)," McCarthy said. "We had a couple of injuries on the sideline, had guys that were getting ready for the next series.

"I thought the potential for the big play on special teams was there. It was a play that we have been working on. You look for a certain part of the field, with the wind, all of the factors involved. Now, in the end, it's not a very good decision. I wish I had that back."

In interpreting McCarthy's explanation it would seem to be that he thought a quick score would take some pressure off his offense and allow Rodgers to rest on the bench. But the operative word is score, not fumble.

The play had some potential especially since Cobb is a former quarterback and Ross was an outstanding returner at the University of California. But throwing across the field at Soldier Field is different than throwing it inside the Don Hutson Center.
PackFanWithTwins  
#4 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 2:05:39 PM(UTC)
He is not 50/50 on good and bad ST trickery. In the situation, leading, I have no idea why you try something like this, unless the only plan was to give teams the rest of the way out and playoffs something to think about.

But I think he could have waited a week until we locked up a playoff spot for certain.
Yerko  
#5 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 2:15:27 PM(UTC)
While it was a bonehead play call...take note that all of Chicago is taking it as a big sign of disrespect. That was a major topic on Chicago radio. According to them, the Packers sideline was also laughing at the Bears.

Comical to me...they deserve to be laughed at.
Porforis  
#6 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 2:19:00 PM(UTC)
Yerko said: Go to Quoted Post
While it was a bonehead play call...take note that all of Chicago is taking it as a big sign of disrespect. That was a major topic on Chicago radio. According to them, the Packers sideline was also laughing at the Bears.

Comical to me...they deserve to be laughed at.


And Marshall was all butthurt that he got double-covered last game too. Bunch of fucking whiners, they should be laughing at US for that retarded play, and they should be laughing at THEMSELVES for this pitiful collapse of a season.
SINCITYCHEEZE  
#7 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 2:24:39 PM(UTC)
Yerko said: Go to Quoted Post
While it was a bonehead play call...take note that all of Chicago is taking it as a big sign of disrespect. That was a major topic on Chicago radio. According to them, the Packers sideline was also laughing at the Bears.

Comical to me...they deserve to be laughed at.


News Flash to the Bears:.........Everyone is laughing at you!!!!!!!!!!!Flapper [roflmao] [happy] [neener]

wpr  
#8 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 2:36:30 PM(UTC)
Yerko said: Go to Quoted Post
While it was a bonehead play call...take note that all of Chicago is taking it as a big sign of disrespect. That was a major topic on Chicago radio. According to them, the Packers sideline was also laughing at the Bears.

Comical to me...they deserve to be laughed at.


I listened to them whine about it yesterday afternoon. Doug Buffone pointed out that perhaps the Bears deserved to be laughed at. Chicago recovered the fumble at the 16. In 3 plays they got 0 yards and burnt a timeout in the process.
play2win  
#9 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 3:14:01 PM(UTC)
Hated the call from the start, for the very "disrespect" reasons mentioned. I hated that call.

Really glad it didn't bite them in the ass, yesterday. However, I doubt CHI will forget that one. It was a bonehead call, all the way... uh, except if they had in fact freakishly scored off of it! Then, it would have had to have been considered "genius."
macbob  
#10 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 5:27:35 PM(UTC)
I think Slocum/MM were trying to embarrass the Bears like they were embarrassed last year.

In my opinion, this was in direct retaliation to last year's play where Hester faked like the ball was coming to one side when Masthay had angled it to the other. The punt team was focused 100% on Hester, and Johnny Knox caught the ball on the sideline and ran it in for a TD (called back by penalty).

CaliforniaCheez  
#11 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 5:27:43 PM(UTC)
I might say something about it if the Packers lost.

The fake field goal against the Bears in the first game makes up for it.

After the success of the fake FG and the John Kuhn fake punt, it is good to get the one failure out of the way before the playoffs.

Winning covers a lot of mistakes.

PackFanWithTwins  
#12 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 6:49:23 PM(UTC)
CaliforniaCheez said: Go to Quoted Post
I might say something about it if the Packers lost.

The fake field goal against the Bears in the first game makes up for it.

After the success of the fake FG and the John Kuhn fake punt, it is good to get the one failure out of the way before the playoffs.

Winning covers a lot of mistakes.



They already had a failure. Remember the FG formation, shift to masthay at QB with Crosby as WR.
nerdmann  
#13 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 7:02:52 PM(UTC)
PFT

Quote:
“I wasn’t thrilled about the call, to be honest with you,” Rodgers said. “At that point, I think it was 7:57 on the clock, we’re up two scores, we’ve been moving the ball pretty well. Maybe not the right call in that situation. . . . Just not a very intelligent call at that point in the game.”


Mike is an above average coach with a Hall of Fame GM.
buckeyepackfan  
#14 Posted : Monday, December 17, 2012 7:34:45 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
PFT



Mike is an above average coach with a Hall of Fame GM.


I've checked, doubled checked, even went back a 3rd time, can't find Ted Thompson's name mentioned anywhere in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Hey but if you say it, it must be true.

What that statement has to do with this topic is beyond me, but I guess you can, in your world make it pertinent to this topic.

The call was not a smart one, Mike said he had his reason,was hopin' for a punt return so the offense didn't have to go back on the field right away.

In a way his strategy worked, Aaron got to rest a little more while The D shut down The Bears one more time. LOL

Just one more play opposing Special Teams coaches have to worry about in the future.

Hey Mike, I'd prefere you not call that play again in that situation!!!!

Maybe you should consult you're "hall of fame" GM next time before making another call like that.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (6h) : I've read there limited high end talent but a lot of good talent. I dunno. I'm not bummed though. Unless we take QB or K or P next lol
DarkaneRules (6h) : well it's not deep at QB, hence why so many people are trading up for one
Zero2Cool (7h) : We're gonna be trading back again. This is exciting! Great strategy if draft is as deep as we're being told.
DarkaneRules (7h) : that moment will always be justin harrell for me
Pack93z (7h) : I can honestly say, that might be the most disappointing moment under Ted Thompson, and impact edge player there, from Wisconsin, and they p
DarkaneRules (10h) : hopefully they move back again. keep gettin' them picks
Smokey (17h) : Nothing motivates a player like dropping from the 1st round and loosing 1st round money. GB's 1st second round pick will be ever so thrilled
Cheesey (17h) : Dang..watched for 3 1/2 hours for THAT?!?
Smokey (22h) : Zero your on the clock ; CHAT THE DRAFT ?
dhazer (27-Apr) : you mean a show that teams improve them selves and we wait all night for our pick and TT trades back lol
Zero2Cool (27-Apr) : NFL Draft is tonight, right?
Tezzy (27-Apr) : \_/ Smokey!
Smokey (26-Apr) : \_/ Tezzy
Tezzy (26-Apr) : I feel we are on the cusp of a special time of Packers football. My optimism for the rest of the 2000-teens is strong.
Tezzy (26-Apr) : Sign Cutler and draft a QB in round 1. Go Pack Go!!!!
TheKanataThrilla (25-Apr) : I will be there with beer in hand.
Smokey (25-Apr) : CHAT and Draft Thursday night in the PACKERSHOME CHAT ROOM ! Don't forget the cold beer .
TheKanataThrilla (21-Apr) : Seattle at Pack week 1. Hopefully Aaron gets some reps this preseason.
TheKanataThrilla (20-Apr) : Ruben Foster tests positive for weed. Any chance he falls to us? Probably not.
Smokey (20-Apr) : Thanks wpr, I'll order a L.Pizza !
wpr (20-Apr) : Smokey the chat room has been available for prior drafts
Smokey (20-Apr) : Great News , Zero . Also will the "Chat" room be up and operating for the 1st round of the NFL Draft ?
Zero2Cool (20-Apr) : Packers schedule coming out today, 7pm CST
Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Fans should care about Dean Blandino’s departure from the NFL because it matters…a lot http://ble.ac/2osxh74
Zero2Cool (19-Apr) : Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell
Tezzy (18-Apr) : That stat line of 142 of 144 regular season games
Zero2Cool (18-Apr) : A.J. Hawk will retire with the @packers after recording the most tackles in franchise history (1,118)
Smokey (14-Apr) : Hernandez already convicted of previous two murders .
Smokey (14-Apr) : Aaron Hermandez found Not Guilty of Murder Charges .
Smokey (11-Apr) : Packers will play the Eagles , Redskins , Broncos , and Rams in Preseason 2017 .
Zero2Cool (11-Apr) : Odd to see GM John Lynch .. I won't get used to that for a while haha
Cheesey (10-Apr) : I don't think she has anything to do with how he plays on the field.
Porforis (7-Apr) : 100% conjecture but maybe they've been on the rocks and that contributed to his long slump?
Zero2Cool (7-Apr) : Aaron Rodgers and actress Olivia Munn break up, People magazine reports. Here we go
Porforis (7-Apr) : Forum needs some FOOTBAH! l.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Saturday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
19m / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

26m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Rockmolder

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / FLORIDA PACKER88

27-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

26-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

26-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

26-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Tezzy

25-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

24-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

24-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins

22-Apr / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

20-Apr / Around The NFL / Smokey

Headlines