From Clint Greshams Twitter....https://twitter.com/Gresh49
"Ha ok just for the record everyone, take the safety was intentional, I was trying to snap it out of the back of the end zone."
That clears it up. Great call.
It was a standard call under the situation. Nothing brilliant, just smart, and now we learn the punter and the snapper were apparently NOT on the same page. WTF? Suddenly stupid.
The smart play was to just snap it, let the punter kill as much time as posssible, then give up the safety. The only way this gets bothched is by a bad snap. In this case, apparently they were'nt even on the same page. What if Ryan had tipped, or deflected it? Next thing you know, it's 6 for Carolina. I'd sure like to know who asked for the snap to be sailed out of the endzone...and why that person and the snapper failed to inform Ryan of this. I guess it's better to be lucky than good. This time.
Having your views challenged is a lot more healthy than simply jabbering on with people who think exactly the same way as you.