Hall of Fame
- Oct 14, 2009
And a kickoff return for a touchdown, which is on special teams. Late in the game, just after Bama had taken the lead.Obviously the loss is a shared loss. Also as you point out there were plenty of drops and mental lapses by the players. CPB once said in a close game one or two plays could beat you. It is also common to hear CNS say that the job of the Coach is to put the team in position to win. Yes I agree it was shared but in a three point loss I lay greater blame at the feet of BOB as the coach for not seeing what was happening in the game and not going with what is working. My opinion I get it but listen to commentator/former coaches and even our own head coach it was a factor in the loss that could have been avoided… of course one could make the point on the drop in the end zone as well as the poor route run on the interception played just as huge. My opinion is one of those people is paid to be right and he happens to be sitting in the press box.
Of course you’re entitled to your opinion- everyone is. And talking heads get paid to talk, I trust what I see over what they say.
I’m simply pointing out why I disagree and don’t think O’Brien deserves any more blame than PG, the players, and even CNS himself.
522 yards of offense means he did much more right in the game than wrong.