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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Time Outs

Saying anything about Jason Garrett’s use or non use of timeouts at the end of regulation seems almost silly at this point.

Every radio station, newspaper, blog, TV station and any other media has covered it more extensively than any other news story since Sunday evening.

I will do it anyway, in a limited fashion.

I have no problem with the time out called right before our kicker nailed his first attempt.  The brain trust thought it was needed, maybe they saw stuff they didn’t like and using one of their 2 remaining time outs was the smart thing to do.  Lets face it, you could see the Arizona players not really rushing and the kicker wisely just used it as a warm up kick. 

The time out, or lack of one is what makes me mad.  When Dez caught that last pass, The Good Guys should have called a time out. They had 2 left at that point.  There would have been 22-26 seconds left.  You could then have discussed what you wanted to do.  If you still wanted to kick, you could have done that.  I would have liked to have seen them try to get a few more yards and make it a more makeable kick myself.  Then use your last timeout.

Sadly Jason Garrett didn’t see it the same way I did.  His reasoning was that he didn’t want a “negative” play.  I don’t like that kind of reasoning. 

All is not lost.  A victory over the Giants Sunday smooths out this latest bump in the road.  I know it’s hard to imagine a win after watching that mess of a game against Arizona but last weeks performance has no bearing on this weeks.  At least I hope it doesn’t.

later, Poke


poke said...

i am very proud of myself for getting through that without calling Jason Garrett any derogatory names.

Big Bro' said...