ISU FB on sportsnation

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  1. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    sportsnation is doing worst of 2010 and the two point attempt against Neb. is one of the nominees. So far it has made it past the first round.
     
  2. ItsCyence

    ItsCyence Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people will say that was a good decision. Maybe they forgot about a hurricane wind.
     
  3. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    The Houston collision knocked ISU out but in this case that's a good thing.
     
  4. atlantacyclone

    atlantacyclone Well-Known Member

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    It maybe was the worst throw. I still believe that the play was a good call. He was wide open, it worked... in a way :(
     
  5. Prone2Clone

    Prone2Clone Well-Known Member

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    If they're referring to the call, that's asanine. If they're referring to the throw itself...well, it wasn't great, unfortunately.
     
  6. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    The play was there, the wind is not an excuse. It was poorly executed, but a great call. Anyone who nominates it as being a "worst call of 2010" doesn't understand the game situation at that point.
     
  7. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    I also don't think it belonged on there. I just happened to be watching and saw it. I love how except for the CPR Neb locker room clip ESPN always find a way to have a laugh at our expense.
     
  8. michaelrr1

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    No, this is what made it a terrible decision. That, and having a back up punter rolling to his left trying to throw right handed.
     
  9. Rogue52

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    If they are referring to the shot put throw, then yes I'm on the bandwagon.
     
  10. j4state

    j4state Well-Known Member

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    Deserving nominee. Bad call, worse execution.
     
  11. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    The call was excellent - the receiver was wide open in the middle of the end zone. The backup punter has to make that throw, though - I don't care whether the wind was calm or blowing at 100 MPH. They practiced that play dozens of times in practice and CPR was confident the play would work, and it would have, if the backup punter wouldn't have thrown it so bad my two year old daughter has made better throws. Call was perfect, execution was anything but.
     
  12. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Great call, horrible execution.
     
  13. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    For all the people saying it was a great call but bad execution, doesn't a coach have to factor in how the play is going to be executed when he's calling it? Rhoads obviously knew it was a backup punter throwing the ball into the wind.
    I'm not saying at all it was a bad call btw.
     
  14. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. CPR said it worked great in practice over and over, otherwise, he never would have went for it. I'm sure he told the punter to make sure he puts enough steam on the ball since it was windy. But, he can say everything in the world, but execution is still up to the player performing it.
     
  15. ISUAlum2002

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    They had been practicing the play to be prepared for that moment. The wind had little to do with the incomplete pass, the backup punter choked in the moment. If the coach had just reached into the playbook and brought up this play without having practiced it since August, then I would agree that it would have been a bad decision.
     
  16. Clone5

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    I know they practiced it and I'm sure it worked in practice but I'm still not convinced many coaches around the country would have put the biggest play of the season in the hands of the backup punter. Maybe Les Miles. Again, I'm not bashing the call.
     
  17. JUKEBOX

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    I hope clonedude doesn't find this thread.
     
  18. Al_4_State

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    It was a good call, but sending the offense out there would have been a better call.

    Our offense was on fire at that point and had some momentum. Arnaud and Williams were carving 'em up good.
     
  19. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Well, if we had anybody in there besides our usual place holder, it wouldn't have been very "tricky".
    That being said, I like the call to go for 2, but I think we should have just had our regular offense out there and went for it, straight up.
     
  20. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    If I were coaching I wouldn't have gone for two. Maybe in the next overtime but not the first one. We had so much momentum on offense and I think that would have carried over to D. Obviously this means nothing and I'm probably in the minority but at the time I was really looking forward to taking the next overtime.
     

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