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Poll: Fake field goal (45 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 tctony

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:50 AM

What did you think about the decision to run a fake FG?

I personally loved it, despite not picking it up. It was one of a handful of plays that showed the Ravens were playing to win, not to "not lose." (Another example being Joe audibling to a pass on 3rd and inches)
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

Great call. We knew that even if we didn't convert, they would be backed up nearly to their end zone, and I think the score was 14-3 at the time, so why not?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

What did you think about the decision to run a fake FG?

I personally loved it, despite not picking it up. It was one of a handful of plays that showed the Ravens were playing to win, not to "not lose." (Another example being Joe audibling to a pass on 3rd and inches)


Exactly. It was a pretty big risk needing 9 yards, but yes, aggressive play calling like that tells the team that the coaching staff believes in them!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

It really showed which coach was willing to make the bold calls.

At the time I wanted sure points. But looking back it was a good call. Showed we were willing to do what it takes to win a SB.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

It's good to take chances early on in the game. BAL's D kept SF from taking advantage of the opportunity.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

It's good to take chances early on in the game. BAL's D kept SF from taking advantage of the opportunity.


We went for a fake fg, then on the turnover of downs, Jim calls a run on 3rd and long (7 yards). That right there says a lot about who was coaching to win.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

Everyone forgot about that fake FG when we were up 28-6, but we were all thinking about how nice those 3 points would've been late in the 4th lol.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

We went for a fake fg, then on the turnover of downs, Jim calls a run on 3rd and long (7 yards). That right there says a lot about who was coaching to win.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:06 AM

Everyone forgot about that fake FG when we were up 28-6, but we were all thinking about how nice those 3 points would've been late in the 4th lol.


That and the 2nd-opportunity FG that Akers got...
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

At the time I wouldn't have done it. People view being conservative as taking your foot off the gas, but the way I see it, putting any sort of points on the board is good, especially when you're ahead. We ran the risk of allowing a dangerous team like the 49ers to find a way back into the game.

Of course looking at it in retrospect, I'm not the least bit surprised Harbs tried it.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

At the time I wouldn't have done it. People view being conservative as taking your foot off the gas, but the way I see it, putting any sort of points on the board is good, especially when you're ahead. We ran the risk of allowing a dangerous team like the 49ers to find a way back into the game.

Of course looking at it in retrospect, I'm not the least bit surprised Harbs tried it.

Harbs knows by heart that Jim's team will come back no matter what so why not gamble and force Jim to crawl back up from a much deeper hole? 3pt don't cut it.....I wouldn't regret we called that even if we lose the game....
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

...the Ravens were playing to win, not to "not lose."

Exactly!

Per NFL.com, that was the first fake FG in Super Bowl history.

Ravens fail to execute first fake FG in Super Bowl
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

I loved the call. I bet Jim was pissed because he wanted to do it first lol
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

At that down and distance it was a bad call. Your kicker is not going to get you 9 odd yards. It worked out well in the end, but it was a bad call at the time.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:07 AM

I didn't like the call. If the 49ers had punched the ball into the endzone on their last drive then I suspect the poll result would be rather different.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:33 AM

Loved the call. Loved it at the time, love it now. If Dickson gets the right side of his man it's a touchdown, and either way we were going to have great field position if we didn't make it (which lead to us forcing a 3 and out).

Also, did you notice that they didn't pressure a single kick after that. Doing that early in the game might have been a strategy to take a little bit of pressure off of Tucker and the holder, as well as being a smart gamble in itself.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

I've been calling for him to grow a set all year and I'm glad he did. the end result was a touchdown because we score a couple plays after they punted.

If tuck ran that in they would have been demoralized. There was actually a couple fourth downs just outside fg range I even wanted them to go for it instead of.putting.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:59 AM

I liked the call, especially in a highest of stakes game, it was gutsy.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

Dickson needs to pull of ONE damn block... and he failed ... it was a TD...
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:23 AM

At that down and distance it was a bad call. Your kicker is not going to get you 9 odd yards. It worked out well in the end, but it was a bad call at the time.


You're right.. it SHOULD have been a TD..
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