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Weis fake punt?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    What a whiner. Sure there was no point to it and Notre Dame could have saved it for another time. Hell they probably should have. But when you spend a column crying about it days after, well, that's weak. A fake punt is one of the last things Penn State should be worried about, and anyone writing about it is a stretch. Weak.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    Penn State is "better than it looked" with a "fast, tenacious" defense?

    If Penn State is so good but was apparently outcoached so badly (that seems to be what the columnist is saying) perhaps the writer could have come up with another topic for a column.

    Anyway, FWIW, if I am down 27-3 with 6:10 to play in the third quarter, I would rather have the opponent fake punt near midfield.

    If you stop it, you have that much more of a chance to get back into the game.
  4. Toolbox

    Toolbox Member

    What I love is the fact that JoePa called the play "a heck of a call," but Collins still said that it's still no excuse to run the fake punt. Penn State was just outmatched that day and it showed. I agree that ND probably shouldn't have run the fake punt, that's not a bad play to run at that point because it causes every team they play from now on to think twice on a punt block because maybe the back has the ball.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Weis certainly is an arrogant jackass in love with the smell of his own farts, but if you don't like people fake punting against you, stop them.

    ::) ::)
  6. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Isn't watching for the fake one of the first things they teach you on special teams. Shit up here whenever the return team goes out someone always yells "watch for the fake!"
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    To be fair to the writer, the column appeared only two days after the game.

    Exactly. When you're playing a competitive sport, you play it to win. If the score gets run up in the process, well, that's life.

    If you're on the losing team and you don't like it, either get better or quit. Real simple.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Allow me to wish a giant batch of canker sores on both Charlie Weiss and any bitchy Penn State fans who may have agreed with this column.The fake punt was a totally acceptable call. But Charlie Weiss is still a toad.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    All's fair, right?

    So the next time Miami or anyone who is pounding sand against ND blocks a punt with only 10 players or throws deep late we won't hear any whining from H.T.T. U, right?

    Of course, now Lloyd Carr has one more thing to think about and that's always dangerous.
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    wait a second. Does that mean I'm arrogant?
  11. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    PSU alum and unabashed fangirl here. (Hell, my cellphone rings "Fight On State".) But while I didn't exactly enjoy watching my Lions get their collective asses handed to them, that playcall didn't bother me nearly as much as the fact that it worked.

    You nailed it, Starman.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Of course not. You only light your farts.
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