Who's Managing the Clocks?
Trok Aikman: " I think Washington should use a timeout here and not let it go all the way down to the two-minute warning....This doesn't make any sense to me. They're burning a lot of time off this clock....To me, this makes no sense, running it down to two minutes."
And that's coming from a dude that's taken like 462 shots to the head.
The clock-botching really peeves me, because anything that's simple enough for me to understand while eating apples and cheese and watching the game with the sound turned off should be simple enough for a coaching staff with 93 members to figure out. Since the person I was watching the game with argued that this wasn't as simple as I was making it out to be, let's go to the play-by-play.
2:44: First down, running play, no timeout
2:00: Two-minute warning, second down
1:51: Redskins final timeout, third down, running play
2:44: First down, running play, Redskins final timeout
2:33 or 2:23 or 2:13: Second down, running play
2:00: Two-minute warning, Redskins final timeout, third down, running play
1:31 (est): Punt
That, of course, assumes that Green Bay ridiculously punts the ball with time left on the play clock again, but there's no way you can excuse forfeiting those nine seconds late in a game like that. I can't even think of a single situation in which this would have made sense. Help? (See also: FanHouse.)
Also, did you see when the camera showed Gregg Williams loudly speaking with Gibbs just before halftime? "If we get a first down, let it run down" he appeared to say. The offense has the ball, and the defensive coordinator is instructing the head coach on clock management? Help?
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