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Offline IronMan  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:04:38 AM(UTC)
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Near the end of the 3rd quarter, we had the ball on the Colts 14 yard line, and on 3rd and 10, McCarthy decided to run it. Why? Does he not trust Aaron to throw it in that situation? Play calls like this are starting to add up.

I know we won. Thats not the point. I just think we have a better chance of getting the first down in that situation if we pass it.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:19:52 AM(UTC)
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Near the end of the 3rd quarter, we had the ball on the Colts 14 yard line, and on 3rd and 10, McCarthy decided to run it. Why? Does he not trust Aaron to throw it in that situation? Play calls like this are starting to add up.

I know we won. Thats not the point. I just think we have a better chance of getting the first down in that situation if we pass it.


Easy, to catch em off guard. Like you said, 3rd and 10 run? You obviously didnt expect it.

Did it work? I honestly dont remember but I assume it didn't. They don't always. I think like 99% of Rodgers TDs are on third downs, so I highly doubt its a trust issue.

McCarthy is likely to win the coach of the week this week so...yeah. Had he got a first down, would this thread exist?
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:26:56 AM(UTC)
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Well we got 3 yards so no it didn't work.

Look, I'm not complaining. McCarthy is a good coach, I just think that was a bad call. If it were 3rd and goal on the 14, and he ran the ball, would you still defend him? I mean, that would definitely catch the defense by surprise. But we would likely not get the first down either.

Whether or not the defense is expecting it, getting 10 yards on the ground doesn't happen very often. Pass is the better option there. I could understand if we were backed up in our own territory, and we run on 3rd and long to get some field position, but we were on their 14, and we run on 3rd and 10. Strange.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:38:40 AM(UTC)
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McCarthy is likely to win the coach of the week this week

And he deserves it.

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Had he got a first down, would this thread exist?

Yes. It would have still been a strange decision.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:24:38 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, that was a real head-scratcher, more than any other call this year. I wonder if McCarthy was asked about it afterwards, because I'd like to hear his explanation.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:39:46 AM(UTC)
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A fan asked him about this play on the Mike McCarthy show Monday. With a smile on his face, he said. "I thought we would get the first down." (followed by crowd laughter)

He then said, (I'm paraphrasing) "It was a safe call. I felt we had a good match up in that situation." He also said there was a run/pass option on that play.

Hopefully later this week they will have the video up, so we can see his whole response.
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If it were 3rd and goal on the 14, and he ran the ball, would you still defend him?


Yeah. Packer coaches and whatnot always get the benefit of the doubt from me, cuz they're the pro's.

As far as the theoretical 3rd and goal from the 14 draw. Would I defend it? Depends on the SITUATION. What's the score? How much time is left?

If it's 3rd and goal from the 14, and we're up 10 with 1:32 left in the game. Yeah, draw city!

Situations.

I trust our coaches, despite some of the so-called head scratchers.

This reminds me of people complaining about why throw short of the first down marker on 3rd down, forgetting this team is awesome at yards after the catch.

Trust the coaches.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:55:48 AM(UTC)
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Trust the coaches.

I do. That doesn't mean they are always right.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:02:03 AM(UTC)
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Trust the coaches.

I do. That doesn't mean they are always right.


Nobody is always right, but he made the playcall for a reason.

There's tons of plays where I'm like "WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT!! RAHJH!" then I calm down and understand there's a method to the madness.

I honestly don't see the point in second guessing the playcalls, mostly because I think it would drive you batty! Like on draft day when we get nobodies and people are all 'rabble rabble rabble!'

But whatev. You disliked the call. It happens. I dislike every punt play because Frost is trash.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:29:38 AM(UTC)
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trying to catch them off guard. weird call, yeah. it was supposed to be a weird call.
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