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Gutless.
When you need one yard to end the game and go to the NFC Championship, and
you punt from deep within the opponent's territory and give them the ball
and that one last chance, you deserve to lose.
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Best running game in years...but won't try for 2 ft.
8 sacks in the game...prevent defense on 4th and 26.
Ahman Green 150 yds plus rushing...rainbow interception on first offensive
play of OT.
Hard to fathom.
 

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Originally posted by <b>NateBishop3</b>!
A lot of football coaches are soft like that these days.
Barry Switzer wasn't. Back when Dallas was a super team, ahead by a few points with a couple minutes remaining, he ran Emmitt Smith behind that fantastic Dallas offensive line on a third-and-a-foot and, when Dallas didn't get it, ran him again on fourth-and-a-foot. In a game that mattered greatly for playoff positioning.

They didn't pick up the first down on either carry. Philadelphia took over with great field position (like the Dallas 30 or 40) and won the game.

Switzer was ridiculed for years.

You're soft if you fail conservatively and foolish if you fail aggressively. Basically, if you fail, no matter what you did, fans are going to blast you.

Ironically, I'll bet another group of fans are blasting Sherman for going for it on fourth down earlier in the game on the goal line. And failing to make it. Was he soft then, too?

To me, that decision to punt was not a game-costing one. Green Bay failing to stop a fourth and twenty six on Philadelphia's last-chance drive was much larger.

Brett Favre throwing a scared-rookie no-look fling for an easy interception was much larger.

If Green Bay's players are competent, they win that game. The decision to punt was not the reason Green Bay lost.
 

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Originally posted by <b>mixum</b>!

Best running game in years...but won't try for 2 ft.
Did you notice that two feet that Sherman tried to get at the goal line just before the half? How did that "best running game in years" do then?

Against a run-stacked defense, generating any movement at the point of attack is difficult. It's not like any normal running play. Chances are still that you will pick up two feet, but there's a significant possibility that you won't, and the cost of failure is major.

He trusted his defense to do what they had done pretty much all game, which is stop the Eagles' offense. And they did...except for a fourth and twenty six. Sherman made the right call, the Packers' defense blew the chance to win the game right there.
 

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maybe the eagles just outplayed them:eek:

but yea, the Pack totally screwed themselves by lettign that 4 and 26 happen..how does that happen:sigh:
 

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Minstrel with an awesome post as usual.

I was one of the few in the lounge defending Sherman's decision to punt. Even if there is a 75 percent chance they convert and win the game automatically, that is not worth the price of giving Green Bay 30 free yards of field position. Sherman made a good percentage play, and dumb coaches are the ones who ignore the percentages because they "have a feeling," which is why Grady Little is unemployed today.

Remember that Philadelphia's kicker absolutely sucks, if they could have kept Philly behind the Green Bay 30 there is basically no chance that he would make it. Also if they had not punted and Philly got the same yardage on the ensuing drive, they would have scored a touchdown and won the game in regulation.

Sherman coached a great game. The only people who made mistakes are Green Bay's secondary for letting a receiver be open on 4th and 26, Favre for throwing a bush league pass, and the shopper Favre met on the street for not double bagging.
 

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Originally posted by <b>ArtestFan</b>!
Minstrel with an awesome post as usual.
Thanks, ArtestFan.

The only people who made mistakes are
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and the shopper Favre met on the street for not double bagging.
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