The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
Anyway, like felt said, we won dammit! Time to move on to the next game.
I'm a big Tomlin fan but his time management is horrible. I can't even believe we are having a discussion about this. For all those giving kudos to the offense for scoring that last touchdown you do realize Green Bay let us walk in. Their linebackers just stood up at the snap but never moved. They knew the only chance they had was to let us score a TD and we played right into their hands.
How can an NFL coaching staff not see this? At least have Ben take 1 knee and run 40 more seconds off the clock. Then you can walk in on the 3rd down. GB would have still let us score. So, not only do you not take a knee but you line up in shotgun formation (or pistol, I don't remember because I was screaming at the TV) which has just as high a risk of screwing up the snap as you would with a FG attempt. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
You kneel down twice and then kick a FG leaving GB with at most 5 seconds on the clock. You pooch kick it ... don't squib it ... and if they try and run it back you should be able to defend it and the game is over. That way you eliminate the necessity of putting your fans at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
the annoucing vrew in the dallas game were also saying it was beneficial that murray didnt get in the 1st time they tried running him from the 1.
they said the same when he didnt get in on 2nd down.
well, they almost lost their playoff chances cause they needed a sand lot play from romo to get in on 4th down
Regardless, going for the TD was the right call all day long. I can just see some the same people in this thread blasting Tomlin for going for 3 and something happened on the FG (as it did with the Packers chip shot earlier in the game) or Green Bay was able to get in range for a tying FG on a long return.
Kicking it deep on the other hand? Not smart. With a long field and no timeouts, I sincerely doubt they would have been able to tie it up. They couldn't even tie it up on a 31 yard field. You want to scream at poor clock management, how about them only getting one play off in the last 28 seconds? Would suck to be a Packer fan at that moment.
I can get the debate, but all of this criticism and vitriol is absurd.