Sunday, January 14, 2007

NFL game management

15 seconds left in the Bears-Seahawks game; the Seahawks face 4th and 10 near midfield. It's 4th down, so they sensibly let the clock run. I expect the Bears to call time out, force the Seahawks to punt, and try to win the game. Chicago has a great return game, a good kicker, a strong-armed quarterback. That team is well suited to take a shot in the last 15 seconds.

Anyways, the clock is it appears the Bears are just letting it run out and go to overtime...fine. THE BEARS CALL TIME OUT WITH 2 SECONDS LEFT. What are they thinking??? "Let's give Seattle a free shot to win the game for no reason." Now the 4th down is irrelevant; there is time for one play for the Seahawks to take a shot at the end zone.
Edit: Hasselbeck was pressured and he threw the ball away. This is horrible because the only thing that can really happen is an interception return. Just take the sack!

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