The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
Armchair Bronco
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default Conservative play call on 3rd & 7 cost us the game

Sure, there is A LOT of blame to go around. But Fox takes the cake with his p***Y, conservative decision to run on 3rd and 7 after the 2-minute warning.

I expected that with Tebow back there last year. I did NOT expect that with a HOF-bound QB taking snaps. The freaking game was on the line, and another first down would ice the game. Instead, Fox ran the damn ball to chew up 40 seconds, then turned things over to a porous defense.

A p***Y game strategy like that deserves to implode. Well, it did! Thanks for nuttin' Fox! You stink!
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
sgbfan
Ring of Famer
 

Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,463
Default

I don't have a problem with it. Used an extra 40 seconds. Dont backpetal on a deep ball moore.
sgbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
DLifer
Just Drafted
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 39
Default

Ha, this is the thing that my wife says lost the game too. She was pissed and yelling about it as soon as it happened.. and she is a very casual fan. So yeah. I was hoping our mojo from the rest of the season would somehow come back and seal up OT but I have to agree with you and with her. It was pretty obvious the chances of Hillman breaking it for 7+ yards were slim.
DLifer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
hades
Dallas biggest Bronco fan
 
hades's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time
Posts: 2,242
Default

Our run game was not what I thought it would be today, so I also blame Fox for those 3 failed, miserable runs in a row to try and close it out. You have PFM, use him...
hades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
ant1999e
Ring of Famer
 
ant1999e's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BFE
Posts: 6,297

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Money Ball
Default

I agree. This kind of play calling loses games.
ant1999e is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
Armchair Bronco
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

If the defense had been lighting it up, fine. But the defense, especially our corner, SUCKED most of the game. Champ probably had his worst game as a Bronco. And the meltdown with 30 seconds left was epic.

Baltimore clearly didn't even need the extra 40 seconds, so Fox's call was the wrong move.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #7
spiralism
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

We had two plays with the final timeout taken and 2:17 on the clock. Pass both ****ing times, not just once - both. First down wins. Worst job they score their long bomb and give us a minute on the clock with timeouts to respond.

John Fox has a lot to answer for.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
Armchair Bronco
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Our Tight Ends played a very good game. Between them and Brandon, I'm SURE we could have moved the chains if Manning had been given the green light to throw the ball.

And no way in hell it was Manning's decision to run.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
fwf
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

7 yards wins the ****in game and we run it. Spin it how ever you want but fox made a unforgivable decision. That had to be a pass play. I hope he's fired.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #10
TheChamp24
Future HOF...CHAMP BAILEY
 
TheChamp24's Avatar
 
The Legend

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Broncos Country
Posts: 5,523
Default

I don't see a problem with it. Worst case, you don't make the first, and Baltimore will end up having to go 80ish yards in a minute with no timeouts.
Thats basically what happened, the odds of the Ravens doing what they did was extremely low. Think about it, say Jones catches it and Moore tackles him in bounds at the 15, another 10 seconds probably would've run off after they spiked it, leaving 21 seconds left. A tackle over the middle or a sack ends the game basically.

Now, if manning passes it, its incomplete, you give the Ravens 40 extra seconds. Although looking back, might not have been a bad idea as if things transpired the same, we'd have 3 timeouts and a minute to get into field goal range to score at the end of regulation.
TheChamp24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
hades
Dallas biggest Bronco fan
 
hades's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time
Posts: 2,242
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiralism View Post
We had two plays with the final timeout taken and 2:17 on the clock. Pass both ****ing times, not just once - both. First down wins. Worst job they score their long bomb and give us a minute on the clock with timeouts to respond.

John Fox has a lot to answer for.
As soon as I saw the stuffing they handed our run on 1st down, I just knew we would go 3 runs in a row and punt, giving them too much time to tie it up.
hades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
spiralism
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

That 3rd and 7 play is to us is that defining moment your franchise will never live down. Like 4th and 27 for Green Bay, The fumble or Red Right 88 for Cleveland or 47 Wide Right for the Bills
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #13
broncobum6162
Manning Up!
 
broncobum6162's Avatar
 
Baaammmmmmmm!!

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Beautiful Baugher Lake....
Posts: 1,411

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Armchair Bronco View Post
Sure, there is A LOT of blame to go around. But Fox takes the cake with his p***Y, conservative decision to run on 3rd and 7 after the 2-minute warning.

I expected that with Tebow back there last year. I did NOT expect that with a HOF-bound QB taking snaps. The freaking game was on the line, and another first down would ice the game. Instead, Fox ran the damn ball to chew up 40 seconds, then turned things over to a porous defense.

A p***Y game strategy like that deserves to implode. Well, it did! Thanks for nuttin' Fox! You stink!

Blame McCoy the boy wonderkind....Was thinking the same thing othewise
broncobum6162 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #14
troya900
Ring of Famer
 

Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,160
Default

It sure as hell is UNFORGIVABLE. You paid a damn future HOF QB almost 100 million dollars, yet in a situation in a playoff game you hand it to a ****ing rookie to ice the game? That's like having Jordan on your team and draw up a some dumb play for a rookie to take the final shot to ice the game. Just mind boggling stupid, but Fox does this over and over and over again. I wish he would just step down in absolute shame and get the hell out of Denver stupid worthless scrub.
troya900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
go_broncos
Ring of Famer
 
49 SB Champs Denver Broncos

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 5,802

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Rod Smith
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiralism View Post
That 3rd and 7 play is to us is that defining moment your franchise will never live down. Like 4th and 27 for Green Bay, The fumble or Red Right 88 for Cleveland or 47 Wide Right for the Bills
go_broncos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #16
Cito Pelon
Been there, didn't get it
 
Cito Pelon's Avatar
 
Not2Shabby County Seat

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: AFC Championshipville, NotTooShabby County
Posts: 16,620

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Slim Shabby
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hades View Post
Our run game was not what I thought it would be today, so I also blame Fox for those 3 failed, miserable runs in a row to try and close it out. You have PFM, use him...
It wasn't just the 3rd and 7, the second down before it you pass to seal the game.
Cito Pelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #17
KipCorrington25
Free Safety
 
KipCorrington25's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Centennial
Posts: 3,659
Default

I don't quite get why people are blaming Fox he wasn't making that call I'd put it on McCoy and he'll be hired by someone anyway I'm not sure anyone will be too upset by him leaving.
KipCorrington25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
winstoncup bronco
Crew Chief
 
winstoncup bronco's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NEW YORK CITY, USA
Posts: 5,355
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hades View Post
You have PFM, use him...
One of two things happened today:

1. Fox can't coach

2. Manning couldn't throw


How is anyone supposed to be optimistic when you have at least one of these problems?
winstoncup bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
bronco militia
OMG...this is horrible!
 
bronco militia's Avatar
 
THE GREATEST

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
Posts: 25,169
Default

This is the kind of **** that I was worried about against the pats. But john fox got outcoached by a ****ing harbaugh.

Bring in kyle shanahan
bronco militia is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
bronco militia
OMG...this is horrible!
 
bronco militia's Avatar
 
THE GREATEST

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
Posts: 25,169
Default

This is the kind of **** that I was worried about against the pats. But john fox got outcoached by a ****ing harbaugh.

Bring in kyle shanahan
bronco militia is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #21
broncobum6162
Manning Up!
 
broncobum6162's Avatar
 
Baaammmmmmmm!!

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Beautiful Baugher Lake....
Posts: 1,411

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Von Miller
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheChamp24 View Post
I don't see a problem with it. Worst case, you don't make the first, and Baltimore will end up having to go 80ish yards in a minute with no timeouts.
Thats basically what happened, the odds of the Ravens doing what they did was extremely low. Think about it, say Jones catches it and Moore tackles him in bounds at the 15, another 10 seconds probably would've run off after they spiked it, leaving 21 seconds left. A tackle over the middle or a sack ends the game basically.

Now, if manning passes it, its incomplete, you give the Ravens 40 extra seconds. Although looking back, might not have been a bad idea as if things transpired the same, we'd have 3 timeouts and a minute to get into field goal range to score at the end of regulation.
Then why do we have a future HOF QB and pay him 20 mil/yr. to play. We need to grow some balls on our offensive play calling not be cutting Peytons off....
broncobum6162 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #22
BroncoBen
Ring of Famer
 
BroncoBen's Avatar
 
Go Broncos !!

Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,497
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KipCorrington25 View Post
I don't quite get why people are blaming Fox he wasn't making that call I'd put it on McCoy and he'll be hired by someone anyway I'm not sure anyone will be too upset by him leaving.
We can only hope McCoy gets hired.. Maybe John Elway fires him.
BroncoBen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #23
Cito Pelon
Been there, didn't get it
 
Cito Pelon's Avatar
 
Not2Shabby County Seat

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: AFC Championshipville, NotTooShabby County
Posts: 16,620

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Slim Shabby
Default

Manning audibled into a lot of crappy plays today.
Cito Pelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #24
Vine
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Not to mention wasting timeouts near the end of the 1st half, AND near the end of regulation. Talk about taking the ball out of a HOF qb's hands. Such a ****ing p***Y Fox is. Hate him, always will.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #25
spdirty
Ring of Famer
 
spdirty's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bailey
Posts: 14,747

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Quentin Jammer
Default

I agreed with it at the time, with this defense, a minute left and they have to go 80 to tie and with no timeouts left. But looking back, when it was 3rd and 7 against Pittsburgh, in almost exactly this situation, in the AFCCG, what did we do?
spdirty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:01 AM.


Denver Broncos