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Subject: Re: The Game


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FU Alum
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Date Posted: 15:48:10 11/20/21 Sat
In reply to: Memphis Bill 's message, "The Game" on 10:27:46 11/19/21 Fri

Horrific job by the Yale coaching staff on their last offensive posession Horrific. They blew the game.

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[> [> Subject: Re: The Game/ Reno’s fault


Author:
Ivy wanna be
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Date Posted: 15:59:28 11/20/21 Sat

Yale football blog , You can’t fix Stupid.!! Reno is that!!

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[> [> Subject: why do you think


Author:
holtsledge
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Date Posted: 16:05:04 11/20/21 Sat

I call him Tony Romo

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[> [> [> Subject: Watch, and you tell me.?


Author:
Ivy wanna be
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Date Posted: 16:43:46 11/20/21 Sat

Those young men, deserved a better fate, why would you use a prevent defense.? Stop the clock for Harvard. He is cocky , arrogant and he blew the game for his kids. Holy Cross, UConn, Dartmouth and Harvard are on the coaching. He has the talent. He doesn’t know how to use it...

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[> [> Subject: Re: The Game


Author:
FU Alum
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Date Posted: 17:46:11 11/20/21 Sat

Horrible. Absolutely horrible.

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[> [> Subject: Re: The Game


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Drew2411
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Date Posted: 19:19:02 11/20/21 Sat

What was horrible about play calling on last offensive possession?

2 runs to burn Harvard’s timeouts makes sense.

Run on third down to burn max time. Right play.

4th down - decision is punt or go for first. I might have punted but already had 1 punt blocked. And Yale’s punter is pretty poor. If going for it, like the pass as it was 4th and 7 - not getting first with run and clock stops with change of possession so incomplete doesn’t hurt you.

Harvard gets ball with 59 seconds and no timeouts. Have to go 67 yards. D has to stop them. Secondary breakdowns need to be examined.

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[> [> [> Subject: Another option...


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 20:53:45 11/20/21 Sat


Have the QB punt it.

It doesn't have to be pretty, but if you line up as if you're going for it, then chances are that Harvard will not have anybody back to receive/return the kick.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Another option...


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Drew2411
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Date Posted: 12:18:50 11/21/21 Sun

Really? Pretty damn risky unless Grooms has experience punting. Have same view on fake fgs. If going to go for it, use your qb to throw a pass, not some kicker who throws one pass a year

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: How hard can it be?


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:57:18 11/21/21 Sun


We practiced it at Dartmouth in my day.

I don't think we ever used it in a game though...

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: How hard can it be?


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:13:06 11/21/21 Sun

Quick kicks or pooch punts are way underutilized.

In a traditional kick, your regular punter might put it up and get 40 yards in the air. There's maybe a 2-3% chance he gets it blocked. More importantly, the average return might be 5 yards, so the net gain is 35 yards. The right hand tail of the punt distribution curve is pretty fat at the 15-20 yard mark and includes a 1% chance of a house call.

Meanwhile, let's say that your quarterback is no more skilled than your average 20-year-old who practices in his backyard. He gets it off 25 yards but, because there is no return man, it bounces and then dribbles another 5-10. From your own 45-yard line, you've now got your opponent starting from his own 20. I'd take that 8 times out of 10.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: How hard can it be?


Author:
An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:16:07 11/21/21 Sun

That is, the right hand tail of the punt **RETURN** distribution curve is still pretty fat at the 15-20 yard mark, and at the far end, includes a 1% chance of a house call.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: How hard can it be?


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CU_88
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Date Posted: 13:54:50 11/21/21 Sun

But many of the QB's may have punted in high school and could pull that off. Clearly it is up to the coach to have practiced that beforehand. My guess is that they did not practice the pooch punt,

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Another option...


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Drew2411
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Date Posted: 14:41:02 11/21/21 Sun

I liked the throw on 4th and 7…consumed 8 seconds and had a chance to end game with first down.

Credit Harvard d for playing it well.

We are burying the lead. No way can you let a team drive 67 yards in 38 seconds with no timeouts. All you have to do is tackle guys in bounds and keep everything in front. Not sure what happened on the long pass play but clearly a broken coberage

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Another option...


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 15:28:31 11/21/21 Sun

A sensible assessment.

Yet another example of a prevent defense malfunction.

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[> [> Subject: Re: The Game


Author:
Bcolsonb
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Date Posted: 08:30:06 11/21/21 Sun

This tactic would probably have been the best option; quick kicks are rarely blocked. Not only would the ball have rolled around for a few seconds but it would have made Harv go further for the clinching touchdown.

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