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Old 02-07-2017, 03:43 PM   #279 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kamikazi89 View Post
Personally, i don't think not calling timeout there was a mistake, he was making a calculated decision that if Seattle scores there(running the ball) they have two timeouts and twenty seconds vs. 40 seconds and no time outs. he's betting on his defense and forcing Carroll to either burn his last time out or throw the ball..once the Seahawks came out in a three receiver set there was no way he was calling a timeout
They ran the first down play with 1:06 left. So if they call timeout and Seattle runs it in they have over 50 seconds and one timeout to get a tying FG. If Seattle doesn't score on 2nd down, New England has zero chance. No way I'm counting on what happened to happen and that's all that saved Belichick from a huge embarrassment from an unneeded gamble. Plus they would have been very hard pressed to get in range with 20 seconds left regardless of how many timeouts they had if Seattle had scored on 2nd down. Touchbacks were still at the 20 back then.
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