The first play, Browner was assigned deep third. Rule 1 = Don't get beat deep. He got to the spot on time to make a hit and the underneath guy was a foot away from making the play as well. The OC guessed right. It was a perfect offensive playcall, a perfect route, a perfect throw, and the guy held onto the catch. Not a lot you can do.
The second play was a fantastic playcall, and great chemistry between Gonzalez and Ryan. You don't see that kind of stuff to a TE. It was a special play. Gonzalez gave a post look, and Wagner took a step to be all over it. Then right when it looked like Ryan was going to throw the post, Gonzales comes to a dead stop and turns the other direction. Must have been some kind of option route with just perfect timing. When you time it the way they did, it is almost an unstoppable play. They executed it perfectly.
They could have gone press on the first play I guess, but after watching the Ravens game, you know the coaches don't want to get beat deep and lose the game on one play. Besides that, I really don't know what other coaches would have done differently. The Atlanta OC called two perfect plays and a good QB and receivers executed the plays flawlessly. I know it hurts, but you just gotta tip your cap and move on.
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it doesn't matter
skinny or fat