Colts Coach Jim Caldwell Defends Questionable Time Out Vs Jets

Discussion in 'Indianapolis Colts' started by SRW, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    With the Jets sitting on the Indianapolis 34-yard line and 36 seconds left and the Colts leading 16-14, Colts coach Jim Caldwell called a time out. The official announced it as a Colts timeout, but it seemed like a mistake since the Jets had just one left and still were barely in fringe field-goal range. Worse, during the timeout, Braylon Edwards was able to talk offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer out of settling for a running play to center the ball, and instead asked for the ball. Soon, he was picking up 18 yards, and Folk's challenging game-winner became a virtual chip-shot, and the Jets were able to call that final timeout with three seconds left. "I didn't care, I was going to make sure they couldn't take the clock down," Caldwell explained, not terribly convincingly. "Make them snap the ball. They were in field goal range. So we wanted to make them snap the ball as many times as they could."

    Source: New York Post
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  2. It's rather annoying hearing coaches defending the "un-defendable."

    Ask Peyton Manning.....
  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    eh, people are making too big of a deal of this. it didn't affect the outcome of the game.