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Can someone explain this

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by wpgfishfan, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. wpgfishfan

    wpgfishfan Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    This is not a complaint....I am verry happy with the win...We are 1-0 and alos 1-0 in the AFC and also 1-0 in the AFC East....These are all important come playoff tie-breaker time

    My question

    Why did Sparano call a timeout with 21 seconds left in the first half....Fasano does not get the first down so we all know we are kicking....Most coaches call that timeout with 3 seconds left....By calling that timeout the Bills had a crack with that 60+ yard field goal attempt....So the way I see Sparano could have directly cost us 3 points

    Also the wind yesterday must of been crazy and the announcers said sweet **** all about it.....On Buffalo's 4th-11 play they were down by 10 points and looked to be in field goal range.....I was actually very happy(until they converted) they gambled instead of kicking the field goal and being down by 7
  2. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    The TO was poor clock mamangement imo , something that has troubled this coaching staff before , and it looks like it still is , unfortunately.

    Maybe Tony needs a time out guy to buzz him or get in his ear ( slightly kidding ).

    I wondered about the wind with the deep kickoffs, out of bounds , poor punt , but as nothing was said on the broadcast , I kind of let that settle. Henne's pass to Marshall may have also been affected by wind.
  3. NolePhin

    NolePhin Look out for D-Bess

    Apr 27, 2009
    Davie, FL
    The wind issue was just confirmed by Omar Kelly on the Sid Rosenberg show. He stressed how incredibly bad the wind was yesterday and said it had a direct effect on what seemed like an underthrown ball to Marshall and of course the missed FG and kicking the ball out of bounds on the kick off.

    He also mentioned that Carpenter wouldn't of had that booming touchback kick off without the help of the wind either.
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  4. SeanP

    SeanP Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Deltona FL
    I was thinking the same thing about the time management. I'm really not sure what they were thinking. Coach really needs to work on his time management, if this were the Colts, we'd probably be cursing it for costing us the game.
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  5. Oghma

    Oghma Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Sep 7, 2010
    Totally agree, this has been an issue going back to Sparano's first year. I was holding out hope for improvement but the early indications are we will be seeing more of the same.

    What I don't understand is why don't the Dolphins (or any other team) appoint a clock management coach to handle this type of strategy? I think it would be relatively easy to come up with such a strategy in advance.

    You could then take the clock resposibility away from the head coach to reduce the chance of costly errors.
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  6. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

    Dec 8, 2007
    Well away from here
    I thought I saw where the special teams coach called the timeout. Or am I mistaken?

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    May 7, 2008
    New Orleans
    The wind was crazy yesterday.
  8. Vendigo

    Vendigo German Gigolo Club Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    They obviously gave it a thought or two to go for it on 4th down. Fasano was about 4 yards shy of the first down and after they took the time out, the offense stayed on the field for a bit until finally Carpenter came in. Apparently, they wanted some time to think it through.
  9. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    When Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker are calling a Bills game (or any game for that matter, but especially Bills), watching with the tv on MUTE would be just as informative.
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  10. Henne Given Sunday

    Henne Given Sunday LIVING LEGEND

    Apr 24, 2010
    My thought on the timeout was that if you have a bad snap you have time for another shot at it. Am I wrong?
  11. wpgfishfan

    wpgfishfan Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    It was 4th down
  12. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

    Jan 7, 2008
    Springfield, Virginia
    I didn't know why they called timeout but I had assumed that Buffalo would've called it anyway. We won't ever know if the Bills would have called timeout or not so it's kind of a moot point.
  13. RickyNeverInhaled

    RickyNeverInhaled Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    i wouldn't say its a moot point. i've noticed this ever since Sparano has been here. its actually the only thing i don't like about him. i was hoping it would be corrected this year, but that wasn't a good sign. i think we've missed out on a handful of opportunities to win close games because of stuff like that. if the coach doesn't correct it, we'll just have to not put ourselves in that situation and have a comfortable lead every game.
  14. wpgfishfan

    wpgfishfan Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Sparano needs to get better at this

    Another question

    How did we get the ball in the 3rd quarter and the wind in the 4th. I know we had the second half option. Did we take the ball and then Buffalo took the wind in the 3rd instead of the 4th???

    Seemed to be bad decisions on both sides

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