Raheem’s Blown Call On Fourth Down

October 4th, 2009

Joe thinks Raheem The Dream dropped the ball when he opted for a short field goal on 4th-and-goal from the Redskins’ 3 yard line with about 4:30 remaining. The Bucs made the kick and pulled to within three points, 16-13.

Why not go for the win right there? There was nothing to freaking lose! You were sitting at 0-3 on the road. Go for the win.

There was no reason to put the game in the hands of your defense– the Bucs defense — which hadn’t stopped Washington consistently in the second half. Secondly, Josh Johnson wasn’t moving the ball down field at all. Add to that Mike Nugent is very unreliable.

Raheem The Dream blew it.

Worst case, you miss the fourt-down attempt. Then Washington is pinned back near its end zone and you’ve got a better chance of stopping them and getting back good field position.

Best case, you win the damn game.

8 Responses to “Raheem’s Blown Call On Fourth Down”

  1. Sgt Mike Says:

    Chicken shit call by Raheem. My redskin lovin neighbors had to of been laughin at me cursing the coach. Calling Nugent “very unreliable” is like a compliment to him. He flat out SUCKS Donkey Schlong. Like I said before ” Is Rodney Marsh available?”. I’m glad I didn’t try to go to this game. I would have been put in jail for fighting these assholes. While I don’t think it blew the game, did anyone else notice the uncalled holding committed by the Skins offense?

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Always enjoy a good Rodney Marsh reference. Thank you.

  3. Fredrick Says:

    I just listened to Raheem’s radio postgame. He didn’t sound all that upset. You know: just a play here, a play there, we got to keep getting better, back to the drawing board, etc… No big deal.

    Coming in to today, I thought Washington might be the worst coached team in the NFL. Zorn, move up a chair brother.

  4. Phil a '76 Buc Says:

    Poor decisions, poor play selection cost us this one. Expect more lackluster from a rookie QB, that’s part of the learning curve. At least there is an upside there.
    I didn’t see the holding infractions on the redskins but I can not recall ever a game ref’ed by Ed Hockouli that wasn’t a Buc loss.

    Better put some field stretching plays in next week or JJ wil never locate an open option.

    JJ was as expected. Rah-rah did get the D fired up a bit, but blew the 4th down call. Olson’s play calling was a Gruden- Mike Shula hybrid.

    Nugent may suck but the punter is the pits – exchange of punts always results in negative field position.

  5. Raheem Says:

    Man can you guys be critical. Sure it LOOKS easy to say go for it on 4th and goal but that’s what we in the business call a “percentage call”

    I mean it worked out just like I had hoped – we got a solid 3 points for Nugent and that has to make him feel good after those two misses. I wanted Mike to feel better about himself. Mike – yes you can.

    I notice all you do is comment on the negative but what about Gaines play? All we have to do is think good thoughts and be patient and look what happens – Adams had a wonderful day.

    Same with Talib. I mean you guys are a bunch of haters out here. Sure Talib has some anger managment issues but 3 picks in a game! How many times did that happen when Monte was in Tampa?

    This whole coaching thing just takes time. Give it a rest will ya? So the team is 0-4? That just means the opposing teams will not take us seriously and we’ll sneak up and take them down.

    I mean come on Dungy didn’t have a winning season in his first year did he? Lighten up will ya?

  6. Paul Says:

    Good for calling out Raheem on that one Joe. I was pulling a Little John with that call “What! What! What!” Now I’m curious if the local papers will call out the same thing. My guess is no. If it was Gruden they would dedicate a whole sports page about it.

  7. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Raheem – You need to work on your reading skills. Joe is not a hater. There are entire posts here about Gaines Adams and Aqib Talib’s strong play on Sunday.

  8. CopnBlue Says:

    Raheem was a PC hire plain and simple. He will not get it done…welcome back to the old days of LOSING!