HommyHawk wrote:They would in essence get free plays and if they did get one the clock would stop due to the penalty.plus that would be a bitch move.
It might work... but it's a bitch move.
We have the talent to stay toe-to-toe with their receivers, but whether it was a call from Gus or Pete, either way, we needed to be in press-coverage on Juilo and Roddy at the end. The fact that no one was on the screen (within 5 yards) when Julio caught that 25yard out-route was disgusting.
PS. There's no rule against holding every time, you're just going to piss off the fans and ...if they still make the catch, then you're even worse off.
PSS. Hindsight being 20/20... Once ATL got the ball on offense, I would try 10 guys on D as Cornerbacks or Safeties ...and maybe put in Tate or Rice or a WR out there too and 1 LB (Wagner). Rush 0 - and have Wagner spy Ryan... drop everyone not named Browner and Sherman into a zone. The most they could have is 5 guys out there running routes, and if you have levels of CBs, one at 5-10 range, 10-20 range, and man on the two main WRs, Ryan would be standing back there for days trying to find someone open...
That's my thought on how to play the last :25 of a game when you KNOW they're going to pass the ball.