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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by MasterOfPuppets, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    after getting the ball back with 2:01 left in the game (after the colts first missed 4th down try) the Chargers ran 3 times up the middle to run out the clock, not trying for a first down.

    That gave the ball back to the colts with some 1:42 left and 1 timeout :no:

    shades of Marty ball don't ya think?

    P.S. This is my only (small, very small) critizism of this great game.
     
  2. Concudan

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    I dont take it as shades of martyball.

    No way did I want Volek throwing it. An Int would have lost the game for us.

    They were geared to stop the run on that drive. They did it, I felt our D could stop them on the last drive.
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like it either, but I don't think Norv gets that ubber conservative with Rivers behind center.
     
  4. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    I understand you guys, and it worked, but can you imagine the meltdown if it hadn't worked? :icon_eek:
     
  5. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    It would have sucked

    The meltdown that would have ensued had Volek thrown an INT that was ran back for a TD would have sucked as well.

    No point in thinking about it really, it worked and we should just embrace it.

    But yeah, I was arguing to let Volek throw for a first down at the time of the calls.
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I wasn't too worried because of the way Scifres was booming those kicks. I felt like they were just gonna run out of time. And then the kid nailed another one and it was a thing of beauty. :abq2:
     
  7. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    Yep 66 yard clutch punt. Even Deerdork had to call him the best punter in all of football.
     
  8. reddenedbeard

    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    I didn't want Volek throwing the ball on our own 10 yard line in that situation. I was worried more about any Peyton magic. You knew that the Colts defense was going to stack the box.
     
  9. exodus

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    I was not any more worried than I was for the entire game. I did not want him throwing the ball though, that's for sure.
     

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