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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by sschind, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. sschind

    sschind Cheesehead

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    ... I'll bring it up. In the end it had no bearing on the outcome of the game so its no big deal but I was so frustrated on the last drive when Rodgers was going up to the line and was somewhat acting like he wanted to spike the ball then they went into the play. It cost them 5 yards because of the illegal shift penalty or whatever it was and possibly time for 2 more plays. They had just gotten a first down. I don't think they fooled anyone really as he has done it several times before. Its not like the Marino TD pass or even the pass Rodgers made to Adams last year. My feelings were just spike the damn ball and allow yourself time to get set. I'm sure he was trying to catch the Cardinals in a poor defense but he could have spiked it to stop the clock and still went hurry up to prevent any substitutions. I wonder if that was McCarthy's call or Rodgers?

    Like I said, in the end it had no bearing whatsoever, except I think it allowed Janis to gain 101 yard receiving on one drive because of the penalty which in itself may have been worth it, but at the time it just frustrated me.
     
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  2. Sky King

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    I think it may have gotten trumped by the heartbreak of OT. But you're right, it was not a judicious use of the clock.
     
  3. Ogsponge

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    Nobody has brought it up because in the end it did not matter but I will not be so kind about it since you brought it up. It was flat out flocking idiotic, possibly one of the dumbest clock management issues I have ever seen. They wasted 10-12 seconds doing that crap.
     
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  4. adambr2

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    Yeah that was pretty stupid. The down was completely worthless at that point. Unless you're going to hurriedly fake a spike and send someone out toward the endzone on the play to try a prayer, just spike the damn thing immediately and regroup. It's tough to mismanage the clock with 20 seconds and no timeouts, but they certainly managed to pull it off.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Shhh

    People only want to blame the Def for the loss

    The non spike can't be addressed


    But serious... He wanted to catch them off guard
     
  6. Un4GivN

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    Does it catch them off guard when it takes you 10 seconds to call the play? lol

    Just messing with you, but seriously one of the dumbest plays I seen in that game. People that don't think Rodgers is off in so many ways this year should go back and watch.

    And PLEASE can someone fix the problem we have blowing timeout?.?. Like every game. All the time. Biggest pet peeve ever!
     
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  7. Ogsponge

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    lol, he wanted to catch them off guard by taking 10 seconds to snap the ball?
     
  8. rodell330

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    They wait to the last second to snap the ball and sometimes have to blow timeouts. That along with sorry red zone offense has to be fixed . If we had a Finley tho i seriously doubt we have so many red zone issues....Ted.
     
  9. Un4GivN

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    When Rodgers was asked why he waits till then because it also tips off the defensive rush... His reply

    "Because I don't have to"

    Umm.... ok.
     
  10. longtimefan

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    Was just under impression it was after that long pass to Janis.. They ran up and everyone thought he would spike but didn't.

    That's why I said catch off guard
     
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  11. sschind

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    I realize it didn't matter but I was just wondering if anyone else saw it like I did. Now we can go back to arguing about what really lost us the game.
     
  12. sschind

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    I think he was motioning with his arm as they were running up like he was going to spike it but I've seen him do that a couple of times before so I doubt it would have caught anyone off guard. I'm sure that's what he was hoping for but I don't think it would work.
     

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