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Re: Week 18 GC: Indianapolis @ San Diego

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:41 pm

joejlitz wrote:
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joejlitz wrote:Yes - SD won the toss, got the ball, and scored.

But this ending is the perfect counter-argument to those who want to change the OT system.
IND was so bad on defense and they practically gave the game to SD with those penalties. They didn't deserve to get the ball back.


Why not? :-?

Indy's team is built around a huge high-scoring offense. While that game wasn't a shootout, in any shootout they have a huge advantage. Why should they be at a disadvantage based on how their team is built? :-?

That was their decision to build their team that way.

But there are 3 facets to any football game (OF, DEF, and ST) and you need to be able to play all 3.


So you're saying that they should have built there team differently based on what the overtime rules happen to be? :-?

And also, that's how SD is built as well. The fact is, if Indy had gotten the ball they would have had the same advantage. The coin toss should not mean this much.
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Re: Week 18 GC: Indianapolis @ San Diego

Postby joejlitz » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:58 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
joejlitz wrote:
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Why not? :-?

Indy's team is built around a huge high-scoring offense. While that game wasn't a shootout, in any shootout they have a huge advantage. Why should they be at a disadvantage based on how their team is built? :-?

That was their decision to build their team that way.

But there are 3 facets to any football game (OF, DEF, and ST) and you need to be able to play all 3.


So you're saying that they should have built there team differently based on what the overtime rules happen to be? :-?

And also, that's how SD is built as well. The fact is, if Indy had gotten the ball they would have had the same advantage. The coin toss should not mean this much.

Nope. That's not what I am saying. What I am saying is that there are three facets to every football game. Offense, defense, and special teams. Outperform the other team in 2 of the 3 and you're likely to win the game.

Anyway, neither team is built on purpose to suck on defense.

or to commit all of those penalties like IND did on the final drive.
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Re: Week 18 GC: Indianapolis @ San Diego

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:28 pm

joejlitz wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
joejlitz wrote:That was their decision to build their team that way.

But there are 3 facets to any football game (OF, DEF, and ST) and you need to be able to play all 3.


So you're saying that they should have built there team differently based on what the overtime rules happen to be? :-?

And also, that's how SD is built as well. The fact is, if Indy had gotten the ball they would have had the same advantage. The coin toss should not mean this much.

Nope. That's not what I am saying. What I am saying is that there are three facets to every football game. Offense, defense, and special teams. Outperform the other team in 2 of the 3 and you're likely to win the game.

Anyway, neither team is built on purpose to suck on defense.

or to commit all of those penalties like IND did on the final drive.


But isn't it possible that Indy could have been better on offense and special teams, but neither of those got a chance to do much in OT so they lost anyway? Of course they aren't built to suck on defense, but they only have so much money and they chose to spend in on offense.
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