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Red-zone play calling

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sliderNcider, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

    Jan 6, 2008
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    I think we were down 14 in the 3rd and had 1st and goal from the six

    1st down: Run up the middle
    2nd down: Run up the middle
    3rd down: Fade to Prich
    4th down: Some cluster**** roll-out incompletion

    So on 3rd and goal from the 5 we are obviously not running the ball. But they line up 2 WR's and 2 TE's. We are clearly not going to pass to the TE's. How about get some better players out on the field?
    4th down: Why not just take the points? 11 points is not insurmountable.
  2. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    it was actually 1st and goal at the 4

    CU ran into a 9 man front on 1st down and then followed that up by a 10 man front on 2nd down
  3. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

    Dec 16, 2011
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    I really, really wanted points on that drive. Three would have been sufficient. That was very deflating for the team.
  4. jpbuff

    jpbuff Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2008
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    That was the turning point for me in the game.

    As bad as the 2nd quarter ended, the lack of points on that drive killed any chance that we had.

    Get the easy 3, be down by only 11 points with the entire 4th quarter to play.

    Dehnker had already thrown 2 int's during the game so he wasn't perfect by any means. I know the d was having trouble stopping them but you never know what is going to happen.

    As a coach I have to put my team in the best position to win. I don't buy the whole line of having trying to instill some confidence in your offense. How about getting some points and showing that you have some confidence that your defense can make a play.

    If we are down by 11, the fake punt doesn't happen. The fans don't immediately pour out of the stands and we actually have a game into the fourth quarter.

    Really bad move in my simple mind.
  5. zbuff

    zbuff Juiceful and useful. Club Member

    Jan 3, 2009
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    We didn't really have a chance to win that game after the meltdown at the end of the 1st half. As bad as their defense is, and were shooting themselves in the foot with uncharacteristic penalties, the fact is they were moving the ball more easily than we were. But this team has no business giving up points. I was sure they were going to try to pull them offside to get a reasonable chance to go for a TD - 4 yards was too much for this offense. I was surprised when they ran a play.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    yea... with no realistic threat of the TE in the passing game, I really think we should have spread them out with WR, no matter if we were running or passing. Red zone play calling and execution have been horrendous for us all year.

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