I’m not sure how you meant this and of course no one knows but I have an idea what he would have said about kicking those field goals near the goal line. As almost all of us know, Lombardi lost exactly one championship game, his first. The game ended with Chuck Bednarik refusing to let Jimmy Taylor up at the Eagles’ 22 yard line as time expired. The Packers lost 17-13 and earlier in the game Lombardi decided to go for it on fourth down twice deep in Eagles territory (at least once as the result of an Eagles’ turnover). Obviously, if they would have kicked either FG successfully, they only would have needed another to win the title. What did Lombardi say after the game?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/sports/football/07eagles.html?pagewanted=2According to David Maraniss’s book “When Pride Still Mattered,” Lombardi later regretted not attempting two additional easy field goals, saying: “When you get down there, come out with something. I lost the game, not my players.”
So McCarthy instructed Bostic to try to catch the ball instead of doing his job? Did he instruct Clinton-Dix to drop that INT or not cover on the two-point conversion? Nonsense.
His standing at the podium obstinately refusing to own up to anything, while pointing his finger at the players is shabby.No. I don't think that was instructed by MM. I do Not. MM has his people in place so yes it his job. These are simple fundamentals. TT brought all this talent to this roster and MM has massive ammunition and cant win.
Your missing the point. We have a young team on the road. The more you give them the more there going to take. The Seahawks have db's holding shoulders to there chest. This is utter embarrassment.
Well, at least one other poster got it. I have no problem with kicking those FGs. 4th. and 1 at the opponent's 35, had that occurred, would be another matter.I’m not sure how you meant this and of course no one knows.
I don't think the magnitude of the epic choke may have set in so McCarthy can be excused for the cliches and platitudes
This was one 0f the worst coached games I have ever seen. McCarthy had NO faith in his team, two field goal attempts from inside the five yard line and closer. He may have just said to them give up now guys. Coaches have been fired for much less. I say get rid of him and find a new coach who has faith in his team, top management should make a statement that when you have top talent you turn them loose, you do not deflate them. Yes the onside kick was a disaster, but if the Packers would have gotten just one TD on the two field goal attempts the game would have been won. It was a slap in the face of his team for putting in the field goal unit so early in the game. I live in Northern Virginia and have seen what happened to the Redskins when coaches give up on their teams, I fear this disaster will hurt the faith the players have in their coach, time to shop for a new one. I hope to see someone new coaching next season.
McCarthy gets a free pass with the local press.
With the national press paying attention, his flippant response about having no regrets about anything that occurred yesterday makes him look like a buffoon. The narrative around the country is that McCarthy is riding ARod's coattails