Its not irrelevant to me since we had forced fumbles for our defense before and this was a fumble on the playing field...... What do you mean it never was a fumble, that's what it was called during the play!!
Yeah, but when was the last time the Falcons defense forced a fumble? The opening play of the Carolina game? So what is that we had played almost 12 quarters, between that point. Like I said, thinking we could force the fumble or any turnover in that situation is just a hope. Coaches should not operate on hopes.
As I said, if you're put in a situation where you need to hope
for a turnover, you've done something wrong. How many times does the average NFL team turn the ball over per game? 2 times? So on any given play during an NFL game, you have roughly a 3% chance of forcing a turnover? Those odds don't go up in the final minutes of a ball game when the other team takes extra steps to prevent a turnover.
If it was a "no brainer" everybody on all networks would be calling that decision into question...... However I do wish he's have gone for it, but even today I doubt we'd had gotten it.... We can kick this around till next week and its good conversation, but its certainly not that call that lost us the game, many many other reasons....
I've seen quite a few talking heads criticize the move, but for the most part most have them have spent more time jerking off the Saints to really care about "the decision." Had it been the Patriots and Colts, it would be examined to death, but since it's the Falcons, no one really cares because they weren't supposed to win the game anyway (that's according to them, not me).
Ps. We had nothing to lose? That's BS. If we win, we can emotionally know where we stand, and now we better be up as hell for Carolina...... Losing changes a lot of our options for Sunday!!
Huh? We didn't have anything to lose at that point in the game because we were already down 3 points. Playing conservatively when you don't have a lead is completely retarded. Conservative playing = playing not to lose, and what's the point of playing not to lose when you're already losing?