Trent Dilfer Blamed The Patriots Loss On Their Clock Management During The 3rd To Last Possession Of The Game
Stop it. Stop the goddamn madness. Why does every single loss have to be blamed on how the coach handled the clock? We are talking about a single case of supposed "time mismanagement" that happened on the THIRD to last possession of the game. There were literally two scoring drives that happened after that third down incompletion. That's why a professional "analyst" believes the Patriots lost. An incompletion that happened before the last 10 points of regulation were scored. If we weren't talking about time management do you know what we would be talking about? We would be talking about the Patriots playing scared. I, for one, am tired of watching NFL teams tuck their dick between their legs when all they need is one first down. We are in the golden era of offensive football. Teams slanging the rock up and down the field. 300-400 yard passing games, and 5,000 yard passing seasons. Then the clock hits three minutes and teams start playing like it's 1947? You know how often three straight runs up the middle, that result in about 4 yards total, end up backfiring? Conservatively speaking I'll go on record as saying every single fucking time. I tip my hat to the Patriots, and to Bill Belichick, for playing to win the game, instead of playing not to lose it. Partly because it ended up creating a more entertaining ending, but mostly because I am tired of watching professional risk takers turn into insurance agents when the games on the line. Fuck the co-pay. Until yesterday the Patriots were undefeated because they constantly bet on themselves, and I'll take ten wins per one loss over the odds of playing safe every single time.