The Fake punt was unexcusable!

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malibu
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:05 pm

I enjoy Bones and McVay calling fake punts but this was the STUPIDEST call ever - WHY?

1. We were on our 30
2. This was not a necessary surprise - when we do it we usually are automatically punting and it is a surprise that we fake it this was not a surprise situation.
3. Another reason is the Rams are usually down and in this case this was a super tight game and we were playing a mediocre QB/offense.
4. Most of all we were playing a super good defense - this is so not smart.
5. Also we went into fake formation for a long time giving the defense time to mentally wrap their head around it. There was no surprise.

What was the logic? This was the most stupid play of the game minus possibly a bomb on 4th down.

Super bad play call.



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:23 pm

I agree. Pretty pathetic.



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malibu wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:05 pm
I enjoy Bones and McVay calling fake punts but this was the STUPIDEST call ever - WHY?

1. We were on our 30
2. This was not a necessary surprise - when we do it we usually are automatically punting and it is a surprise that we fake it this was not a surprise situation.
3. Another reason is the Rams are usually down and in this case this was a super tight game and we were playing a mediocre QB/offense.
4. Most of all we were playing a super good defense - this is so not smart.
5. Also we went into fake formation for a long time giving the defense time to mentally wrap their head around it. There was no surprise.

What was the logic? This was the most stupid play of the game minus possibly a bomb on 4th down.

Super bad play call.
Exactly, everyone in the stadium knew it was going to be a fake punt before the ball was snapped, stupid call



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:27 pm

Reminded me a Jeff Fisher type decision -- remember his idiotic fake punt against the Bills that every Buffalo player and coach was screaming a warning about before it even happened? One score game and the Rams were playing lights out d in that game. Did not make sense.

In tonight's situation, punt and play defense. It was like they gave into frustration and impatience. And I agree that we broadcast the fake well in advance. It was just a bad decision all the way around. We got lucky to get away without giving up points.



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:33 pm

If today’s offensive game could be diluted down into one snap, that was it.



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:05 pm

I agree on the fake punt, but they did not score



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:09 pm

IMO.... doing fakes means you’re worried that you can’t beat the team you’re playing straight out. Bye week, second string QB, beaten down Steelers... shouldn’t have to fake



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:19 pm

The execution was horrific, it wasn’t a fake punt it was a pass play. Why did they change formation and have hecker survey the defense.
It’s supposed to be a surprise that’s the point



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Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:28 pm

unclesams wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:05 pm
I agree on the fake punt, but they did not score
Not the point thank God, but it should have never been called in that situation. It was the team who we did it against and the situation no need.



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Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:08 am

They did it earlier in the game and dropped out...I think Hekker is supposed to read a key....if he has the look he wants he snaps it if not he's supposed to drop back and punt it....I think that was on Hekker as I think he was supposed to check out and punt like he did earlier.



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Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:07 am

The “designed” running play by Bortles was just as bad.


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Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:38 am

It's amazing that McVay will try stupid stuff like a fake punt and the Bortles debacle, rather than make offensive changes like having Goff roll out a bunch, put in an extra TE, whatever.


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Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:47 am

I agree, what a joke. Bad idea in the first place but does he trust Hecker more than Goff.. and what was up with the weak throw.



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Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:35 pm

Let's be all real here. McVay still thinks he's smarter than everybody else.everybody can predict his next calling on offensive plays. He needs an offensive coordinator that has the right mind to call running plays.If you're not going to use your running back then get rid of him. Coming out every Sunday you can predict exactly what this coach is going to call, again he thinks he's smarter than everybody else it shows that he gets out coached



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