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MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

I wondered what members thought about the decision by the New Orleans Saints offense to make the decision they made at the end of the game Sunday? I found it hard to believe that the players did as reported, ignored the play call sent in and ran a play to score, but it apparently is what happened. How does the Head Coach deal with a group that's done that?? Can he effectively coach those players and trust them on the field? I can't recall ever seeing something like that done in an NFL. Teams just don't run up the score in that fashion.



  • TabeTabe Posts: 5,905 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It certainly speaks to the level of (dis)respect that the players have for head coach Dennis Allen that they did that. Pretty ballsy for a backup QB to defy his head coach like that. Winston restructured his contract the day before the game and is now technically a free agent and I could easily see them cutting him loose after this.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't realize this is what happened lol

    I saw the Atlanta coach flipping out after the game.

    I think it's funny, he deserved to get that extra TD stuffed up his rear end, he is a ridiculously awful HC

    But yeah I'd cut Winston immediately

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coaches, franchises and, yes, players, remember stuff like this. That's why some of the games played on Sunday pose a danger to players in seasons to come. It was pretty clear in several games that it was nothing but substitutes playing against a regular squad and some HC's left all the regulars in a little too long.

    It's not a good plan to embarrass coaches, franchises and players on a national stage in meaningless games. It stings, they remember and payback is only a few months away.

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭

    Its not that big of a deal overall. Players want to score when youre on the 1 no matter the circumstances. The stats matter for contracts and career numbers plus you only get so many chances to score a TD in a career. Players are apologizing and doing the media tour with it but theyd do it again and they should if theyre that close.

  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bush league. Winston never was very smart. If he happens to play Atlanta next year I see a very big fine on a 3rd string Falcon player in the forecast

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  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,058 ✭✭✭✭✭

    so, i heard about this, but i just now saw what actually happened. here are my thoughts. what the Saints did was shockingly....

    .....beautiful. i love it. Atlanta deserves to be humiliated. especially Arthur Smith. dude is all pissed off, spewing profanity at Dennis Allen like it's going out of style. how about this, homie: instead why don't you cuss yourself out for being a sorry ass coach? how about that? are you as mad at yourself for profoundly sucking at your profession? i doubt it, dumbass. your team lost to the Carolina freaking Panthers this season you tool. you have a freakish TE but no one would know it because you've expertly made him invisible during games. and now that the dust has settled, you churned out three consecutive 7-10 seasons. great job, "coach." please with all of the unwritten, sportsmanlike rules lol. bro your defense acted like they were a bullfighter in a bullfight for 60 minutes, and then you want to fight Dennis Allen. 😂 you deserved to eat that last touchdown, douchebag lol. don't forget to buy a new ink cartridge for your resume! 😅

    i want to see more of this. LOTS more. :D

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In another situation. So if a team is winning in a blow out with the game in hand and a player has a chance to break a scoring record they are not supposed to score out of an unwritten courtesy? In my example would think any coach in a like situation would say go for it.

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  • doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 22,148 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said: In another situation. So if a team is winning in a blow out with the game in hand and a player has a chance to break a scoring record they are not supposed to score out of an unwritten courtesy.

    If there's a minute left in the game and the Head Coach sends out "Victory Formation" as the play, correct, they aren't supposed to score.

    To me the whole thing comes down to a simple question: What is more important, the team or the individual player??

  • pdoidoipdoidoi Posts: 434 ✭✭✭

    Speak up,I can't hear you.

  • BrickBrick Posts: 4,909 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Who the hell does the coach think he is ? ... The coach???

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  • fergie23fergie23 Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭

    Too funny. If Matthieu hadn't started showboating on his interception return he would have walked into the end zone and we would have ended up with exactly the same score...

    There are no unwritten rules to kneel when professionals are playing. If the Falcons coach didn't want them to score, he should have coached up his defense instead of gone whining to the other coach. Utterly and completely pathetic and a prime example why needs to be fired.

    Question is, why didn't the Falcons just kneel when they had the ball with just over a minute left in the game? If it was that important that they not get scored on, they could have just taken a knee twice and ended the game...


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