If there is 1 thing I learned in school was that history repeats itself..... I just saw it today. It was as if I was watching the SUPER BOWL all over again.
The Cards looked beaten most of the game, the mount a late comeback, then they allow a game winning drive at the end.
They missed the opportunity to take timeouts when their defense was winded. Instead they "saved" that last timeout to go back to back with a TITAN timeout.
They then went with the time tested WAY TO LOSE THE GAME... 3 man rush! Give a decent, but not great quarterback, plenty of time to get a receiver open. Then, to ice the cake and make it look like last years SUPER BOWL all over again.
Well then you use the..... ready for this??? Use "THE OLD HAVE MULTIPLE DEFENDERS LOOKING LOST IN THE END ZONE AS THE OPPONENT MAKES A GAME WINNING CATCH TRICK". Works everytime!
The difference this time is they can't blame CLANCY for this debacle!
o.k. One more time class.....WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY?
1..... DO NOT RUSH 3 MEN IN A BIG LATE GAME PASSING SITUATION....no no NEVER rush 3 men!!!
2..... When you have timeouts to burn...... DO NOT WAIT UNTIL your defense is totally exhausted! Use them wisely so you can try to prevent the 99 yard drive!
3..... When you have 1 final play.... it's a pretty good bet that the opponent will try and throw a touchdown. Having defenders that are looking for the ball ONCE THE RECEIVER IS IN THE END ZONE would be a huge HUGE bonus.
Oh yea i am mad! You can't give a victory away any better than this. Watch that last drive over and over again. Count the bonehead mistakes! Let the 49'ers see that they have a shot at the division. I do thank you though. I almost sent a check in to get playoff tickets. If they are only going to get 1 home game (if they don't keep blowing games) I can save that $1200 for a greater purpose.