"Calling Avon" - thread locked

Odd to lock a thread that ended with a pertinent question, but left nobody to respond.
Here's my post again.

"I still think Cobb is better.
Anyway, I believe it was the coach's fault our RB gave BC a pretty good chance to steal a victory.
Also, why did the coach throw the challenge flag after Glenn's fumble/interception for a touchdown? Anyone know?"

Cobb :lol:

MB may have thought it could have been called an incomplete pass and not a fumble .But ball didnt hit the ground anyway which is probably why he picked it up.

Ya maybe. But we all saw that it clearly didn't hit the ground. Different vantage point from sidelines I guess.

All I wanted to say about "Calling Avon" is that I am not going to blame him for scoring a TD with 52 seconds left.

I am happy to see players with a mindset of always wanting to get to the endzone at any point in the game, and isn't that kinda of stepping on the throat and 'putting the nail in the coffin?' mentality.

I understand BC gets the ball back; but for them to drive the field (when they barely did so all game) and then get a 2 point conversion to only tie the game and not win was unlikely.

We as fans need to stop being negative on small little things, and congratulate and be positive about this team turning things around and getting back to .500 in time to host the Als.

Everyone show up to the stadium and bring the noise Friday night!!

and isn't that kinda of stepping on the throat and 'putting the nail in the coffin?' mentality.
Uhhhh ... no ... it's not. It's a "me first, to hell with the rest" mentality.

Anybody, who tries to defend AC is doing so on a purely, and entirely irrational, emotional level.

The fact of this matter is as follows ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkrRTYbVmpU ...

If Avon had the football smarts to do as Westbrook did ... then the game would have ended without any drama, or more importantly without BC having another opportunity to steal the road W.

This is a fact. It is indisputable.

So, to all you who - absurdly - believe you have any legitimate beef against my opinion, and analysis ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3fVn8TE2XM&feature=related

The larger lesson, of course, is that football is a thinking man's game ... something some people are incapable of, it seems.

Re: Calling Avon

New postby AKT » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Ticats would have been better off if AC had come up short but its really naive to think he or anyone else would take a knee rather than the TD. I' only recall seeing it once in 50 years of watching CFL and NFL games.

AK


And, if anyone believes these are the only 2 examples in the last 50 years of professional football - then lets sit down and play poker together.

Avon is calling on the fans via twitter:

Bingo!
Also, the Coach's instructions should have been followed. Something like "kill the clock". I wonder now if MB even said it. And why the heck did the coach throw a challenge flag on Glenn's turnover for a touchdown? Irrational or emotional? Smarter is smarter afterall.

Oh, yippee. I can tell it's going to be a great pleasure to endure your posts this year.

I wonder (since we are speculating here) if AC had "hit the dirt" and we had turned the ball over on the next play, would this have given BC not only some time but also more incentive to drive down the field. A lot of "ifs" but its something to think about, just because this play turned out well for other teams.

Should be noted when the hyped up, non story about AC and Mann squabbling at practice brought out a few AC haters and the typical second guessers who accussed AC oi being a disruptive influence on the team.
But judging by the number and enthusiam of players that swarmed him after his touchdown its safe to say he's fitting in just fine, thanks.

And he shouted out Mann (yelling Mo Meezy) when TSN put the camera in his face when he was on the bench after the TD.

If anyone on here has or had played football, you know what it's like in the locker room. You can squabble, argue, even get in a fist fight, but that happens because of frustration and losing. As they say, winning cures everything. Anyone who thought that Mann and Cobourne or Bruce and Cobourne couldn't co-exist because of an argument doesn't know football.

It's always a relief to learn that there is someone here whose opinions are so perfectly rational and irrefutable that the rest of us mere mortals need not trouble ourselves trying to formulate our own, but instead can simply rely on the self-proclamations of wisdom by the one and only Flying A. After all, since he himself tells he he is all-knowing, what more proof of the fact could anyone possibly want?

Right, blogskee we wee, players don't have to like each other
to win in team sports especially at the professional level.

Their competitive natures cause them to clash sometimes
but they keep that on the practice field and/or in locker room.

Their desire to win can drive players to play as a team and win championships
even if they squabble and/or dislike some of their team-mates intensely.

Call me old school, but I always thought the purpose of the game is to score more points than your opponent.

Frankly, I was relieved when Avon took it to the house. Maybe, we could have killed more of the clock in the meantime. We also could have stalled and not even got a field goal out of the deal, which would have left our defence in a much tougher position. As it was, they had to get a major to pull out the game.

It shouldn’t matter when and how you get the points, just get them when you can and get enought to win!!!

Here is hoping that Avon can rack up another 100yrd. game against the Al's. :thup:

Only 1 I can recall is not saying the only 1 ever. Try again I've seen dozens of this scenario and only once have I seen someone take a knee or the equivalent

While I agree with what Cobourne did, it has happened 3 times in the past few years: Westbrook, Manning and MJD have all fallen down at the 1.

From Drew on Avon's run.

As for Cobourne's 46-yard TD run with 52 seconds left which provided the Ticats with an eight point lead but also gave the Lions another chance to tie it, Cobourne acknowledged that scoring was a mistake on his part.

“My football awareness was way down on that play. In the moment, it was just 'whoa, it's open: run.' When I got to the sideline, they were like 'you should have gone down on the one.' I was like 'I wish you'd told me that when I was running,? he said.

We are fortunate to have such a quality runningback on our team and I hope he continues to get the ball over 15 times during our games.

Cobourne acknowledged that scoring was a mistake on his part.

“My football awareness was way down on that play. In the moment, it was just 'whoa, it's open: run.' When I got to the sideline, they were like 'you should have gone down on the one.' I was like 'I wish you'd told me that when I was running,? he said.

Postby Flying_A » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:38 pm

What's more .. Avon, himself, probably realized his error, and offered a mea culpa to his teammates in the locker room - especially those mates on the defensive side of the ball that were forced to clean up his mess.


Classic. 8) 8) 8)
We are fortunate to have such a quality runningback on our team and I hope he continues to get the ball over 15 times during our games.
We had a quality running back here the last 2 seasons ... his name was Cobb - but that's a rant for another day.