The Double Screen
I include much of this in my game story, but here is Ralph Friedgen on the double screen to Davin Meggett, the 31-yard reception that will stand as the game’s biggest play:
“On second down, James Franklin said he was going to take a shot and wanted to run this pattern with Darrius [Heyward-Bey]. I said, “Go for it.” We thought we had it. So then I told James to just get something inside the 30, because I thought we would have a shot if we could do that. I told him that if that didn’t work then he needed to get fourth down ready because if it was incomplete then we would be out of field goal range and would have to go for it.”
“There was a guy right in front of Chris Turner’s face, and one of the throws Chris has had trouble making is that throw. He got it over the guy and my heart was in my mouth. When Davin caught it, James said, “Touchdown!” I thought we did a great job blocking on the perimeter and we probably should have scored on the play.”
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