Finally, someone on the team had the killer instinct to MAKE a play happen. He dove out for the football, clearly with every inch of effort he could muster, and put the game in HIS hands. Great play. Instead of finding a way to lose, we find a way to win. The attitude behind that play needs to reverberate within the entire team.
Also, "props" to Richie Williams. It looks like we finally have a young up and coming back up QB? Maybe a bit early to say that, but I like what I see.
Ed O'Neil: Damn, and I thought staying at a Holiday Inn Express last night would be sufficient.
:D :D :D
Prevent defences prevent victories. If Akili Smith had slid past the fifth straight three-man rush on a third-and-goal from the four, Ed would have been BURNABLE for letting quarterback draws to kill this win.
Thank goddess for the penalty!
Third-and-goal from the 14? ANOTHER THREE MAN RUSH!
All hail Dwight Anderson. No thanks to Ed O'Neil.
A big salute to Dwight, Charlton Keith, and the rest of the D. Gutsy effort!
I hear ya....but this is an age old question.......Every team, every era and it seems every game........we wonder about the "prevent".
Fans hate it. Coaches use it again and again.
We won...that would be Ed's argument.....
But...I'm with you.
OK enough with the Oneil bashing, our defence is so much more improved over last year and we kept the leagues best offence in check for the entire game. It's just so easy to blame a DC, but it's just silly to bash him after he put together a great game plan that had Burris rattled for most of the game.
For about 80% of this season our defence has been outstanding.
How do you know what the play calling is? Do you watch game film and review where every player is? We have a young core of DB's, he has no choice but to keep things basic or else you'll have blown coverages all over the place.
This defence was well prepared tonight and you can't deny that, and BTW a prevent D at the end of the game is the head coaches call, not the DC.
I agree...the defence played well.
But, how do you know who makes the call? The head coach can make any call at any time and he can let any other coach make any call at any time.
We won, therefore he was right.
The "prevent" has always been unpopular and always will be...
Drexl, they QB drawed FOUR TIMES IN A ROW. Nobody was spying the QB. They three-man rushed the ENTIRE FRIGGING DRIVE. Anybody with a remote clue and no wax buildup to hear SUITOR MENTION IT REPEATEDLY ON TSN would get it.
Then again, I may be Bobby Ewinging this in the shower…
Not a dream.
Be clear. Zeke Moreno would not audible to the same rush TIME AND AGAIN if he were making the calls. It was O’Neil. Okay?
Taaffe does not make defensive calls. Don Sutherin or Dave Ritchie as head coaches? Yes. You read the resumes and you understand which side(s) of the ball the HC has his fingerprints on. It’s that simple.
I sat in box H, right on the 50 yard line behind Hamiltons bench. I sat there and watched Ed O'Neill unorganized and clueless call the wrong plays direct too many players onto the field. If it wasn't for guys like Karikari taking charge calling people back..it would of been Anarchy.
I will not give him a break, he needs to learn what to do..if he has so much experience in football why is he struggling to control his defensive crew ? that is the fundementials of coaching.
OK there look at the entire game Oski, our defence owned the best offence in the league, and like I said before the prevent is the HEAD COACHES call. They didn't spy Burris for 4 plays in a row -so- maybe if they spied him he would have found someone 20 yards over the middle. They picked their poison and we won, you cannot defend the entire field.
And you mentioned Sudsy, the same coach who didn't spy Garcia at the end of the 98 grey cup and let him run for 4 first downs on that last drive. Peace.
Whatever. You are ascribing calls to Taaffe when TSN was clearly showing O'Neil giving a spy sign to Moreno during the drive.
Again, as head coaches:
Sazio (former DC): could call a prevent
Ritchie (former DC): ditto
Buono (former defensive position coach and LB): gotcha
Sutherin (former DC and hall of fame DB): uh huh
Don Shula (former DB coach): absolutely
Tom Landry (former DB and Giants DC): I got it...
AND ON AND ON AND ON
Pinball Clemons: Rich Stubler, STFU. It's my call. PREVENT!
Great game for Dwight. Liked this guy since preseason, hopefully he can keep it going.
Also gotta applaud him for coming over at the end of the game when the players were running on the field to thank the fans, and tell us "that was for you." IMO he's a keeper, I hope he sticks around for a few years