Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Even though I'm an extreme Viking fan, this game was almost deja vu all over again!!! But it wasn't this time. I was rooting for the Panthers the whole time, as I dislike the Rams, and I kinda always liked the Panthers a bit. His running down the clock was a pretty good move, if he got the play off, they'd all be hurrying and nervous, possibly causing a fumble. He figured his kicker would just take em' to overtime, and he was right. He didn't want to jeopardize his chances! Woohoo, Panthers! BTW, that should read 2004, not 2003!!
Ryefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
That was maybe the most amazing games I have ever seen. Living in Charlotte and being a Panther fan, I am surprised I have not had a heart attack over this team yet, and last night's game was no exception.
Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Bulger is better then Warner. Last year we won 5 games all with Bulger. This year Warner lost the first 2 games we put in Bulger and win 10. Please I would rather a 300 pound fan play QB then Warner or the Kicker for christ sakes.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 1230 times:
Yep, Martz' decision made no sense to me, either. His team was on the move, and dude has Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce to throw to. He didn't win the Super Bowl in ('99 was it?) by making such bone-headed moves. That move proved he had no confidence in Marc Bulger.
Enjoy the off-season, Goats!..........and you, too Georgia Rosenbloom.....or Frontiere......whatever your last name is this week.
Tom at MSY
PS: didn't Georgia whack her ex, Carroll Rosenbloom? Or did he just walk into the Pacific surf? The LA folks (and those of us who grew up there will understand).
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
Tom in NO:
"He didn't win the Super Bowl in ('99 was it?) by making such bone-headed moves"
You're right, he didn't win the Super Bowl. Dick Vermiel did, and then he retired, only to come back a year later to coach the Chiefs. Martz is a product of his players and the St. Louis home field advantage. If he didn't have the speed or the astro turf to play on, Martz wouldn't go .500.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
Martz was the offensive coordinator of the Rams back in '99. He basically created the high-powered offense this team has run the last few years. Great offensive coordinator, not so great head coach.
His decision to go conservative and go for the tie stems from the fact that he had little confidence in Bulger winning the game. Over the regular season the Bulge threw 22 TD's, and 22 INT's, including two picks in this game (a third came in overtime). Martz didn't want to risk the Bulge screwing up the game by forcing a pass into the end zone and getting picked off again so he played it safe. I'm thinking if you don't have faith in your quarterback coming through in the clutch, its time to find a new one.