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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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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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[quote name='tctony' timestamp='1359960638' post='1343842']
What did you think about the decision to run a fake FG?

I personally loved it, despite not picking it up. [b]It was one of a handful of plays that showed the Ravens were playing to win, not to "not lose."[/b] (Another example being Joe audibling to a pass on 3rd and inches)
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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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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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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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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1359961277' post='1343871']
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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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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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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[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1359961479' post='1343879']
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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The Bold(in) write the history books, not the meek.
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[quote name='FerrariFan87' timestamp='1359961569' post='1343885']
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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That and the 2nd-opportunity FG that Akers got...
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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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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1359961727' post='1343889']
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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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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[i]...the Ravens were playing to win, not to "not lose."[/i]

Exactly!

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

[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000134873/article/baltimore-ravens-come-up-empty-on-fake-field-goal"]Ravens fail to execute first fake FG in Super Bowl[/url]
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I loved the call. I bet Jim was pissed because he wanted to do it first lol
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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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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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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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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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Dickson needs to pull of ONE damn block... and he failed ... it was a TD...
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[quote name='T3hRaven' timestamp='1359964162' post='1343966']
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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You're right.. it SHOULD have been a TD..
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[quote name='jimmypowder' timestamp='1359984394' post='1344222']
Yes very poor block by Dickson, who nonetheless had a good game .
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Yea, made a couple nice grabs. They weren't strong catches, but he held on.

Pitta, however... dropped a HUGE ball. Either way, Dennis is the man
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If we had lost the game....horrible call. But since we won I liked it, it was gutsy and had never been done in the Super Bowl before I think they said.
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[quote name='H8R' timestamp='1359985242' post='1344244']


Yea, made a couple nice grabs. They weren't strong catches, but he held on.

Pitta, however... dropped a HUGE ball. Either way, Dennis is the man
[/quote]Catches that I don't even think san Fran get the ball back.
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I'm all for playing to win, but 4th and 9 was suicidal. Those 3 points could have mattered a lot if the 9ers scored. I loved the playcall, just not in that situation. Tucker got about 6-7 yards and fought for those last 2. He could have gotten hurt. Just not good situational football.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1359985603' post='1344250']
Catches that I don't even think san Fran get the ball back.
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I believe we go in for a TD there and end it. The Ravens have a love for the dramatic though. : )
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[quote name='flynismo' timestamp='1359960753' post='1343848']
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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It's easy to say it was a bad call. While I question doing it needing 9 yards, I don't question the brilliance of it. As you said, if we fail they are pinned deep.
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