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Old 09-24-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

The play calling sequence on the goal line was very questionable. If I was offensive coordinator, this is what I would have done.

First down: Run a quarterback sneak before the defense has a chance to get set.

Second down: Run a play action pass with an option for the quarterback to roll out and run or hit Cooley in the flat.

Third down: Run the fullback dive. Mike Sellers is huge, he should be able to pick up a yard.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

I would have run something to the right side. It was pretty clear that the Giants knew we'd be pounding it to the left side, perhaps some sort of fake to the left with a pitchout to the right might have worked.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

2- with the option of having campbell run it in himself...
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

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The play calling sequence on the goal line was very questionable. If I was offensive coordinator, this is what I would have done.

First down: Run a quarterback sneak before the defense has a chance to get set.

Second down: Run a play action pass with an option for the quarterback to roll out and run or hit Cooley in the flat.

Third down: Run the fullback dive. Mike Sellers is huge, he should be able to pick up a yard.
I really wouldn't have minded if we gave Sellers two straight FB dives.

But then if that didn't work we would be hearing "Why did we give Sellers the ball instead of Portis/Betts?"
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

QB sneak right after the randle el catch without a spike? there is no way they would have stopped it
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

First down: Portis up the gut

2nd: Bootleg Campbell with a chance to run

3rd: sneak

4th: Portis again

(at any point, you can substitute Sellers for Portis)

NOTE: the obvious lack of Ladell Betts in the goalline gameplan
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

I think the coaches need to realize that we have a QB who can do some things with his legs. Why not run something with bootleg action? Fake a run to one side, roll Campbell out to the other side with an option to pass if they take it away.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

First of all, don't spike the ball on 1st down, and second of all, don't rush that last play. I don't think that Campbell will make the same mistakes again. He'll get coached up and he's smart enough to learn. Remember he is still young and hasn't experienced a lot of different game situations yet. This will be something he can grow from.

That being said.

I like the Sellers out of the backfield on first down. If it's incomplete, it stops the clock, if he catches it he's likely in the endzone.

Second down: fake run Portis left and bootleg right...either run it in or hit the TE in the endzone.

Third down (if necessary): power run to the left, Portis behind Sellers.

Fourth down (if necessary): airmail Portis over the center.
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First down: Portis up the gut

2nd: Bootleg Campbell with a chance to run

3rd: sneak

4th: Portis again

(at any point, you can substitute Sellers for Portis)

NOTE: the obvious lack of Ladell Betts in the goalline gameplan
1st Run Left with Portis,
2nd Naked Bootleg with Campbell
3rd Gut with Sellers
4th Gut with Sellers or Portis

We would have scored on 1st or 2nd
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

I thought we were going to bootleg Campbell in. Apparently, the pass to Sellers had an option to Cooley in the corner of the end zone or for Campbell to run it in. I liked the play call, just not JC's pass to the back of Seller's knees.

So, Gibbs wants to keep Betts in for his turn in the rotation. Whatever But running him twice to the left? At least take a shot up the middle.

I'm with everyone who said not to spike it on first down and try to rush it up the middle with a QB dive. The Giants were reeling after the huge play to ARE, they don't have enough time to setup liked they'd want, momentum's with us, etc. You just don't give them time to regroup. Even if you want to bring in the JUMBO package. A lot of push that got us, right?
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

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The play calling sequence on the goal line was very questionable. If I was offensive coordinator, this is what I would have done.

First down: Run a quarterback sneak before the defense has a chance to get set.

Second down: Run a play action pass with an option for the quarterback to roll out and run or hit Cooley in the flat.

Third down: Run the fullback dive. Mike Sellers is huge, he should be able to pick up a yard.
Campbell is not slow..... I may have called a QB end around. He should have been able to get into the end zone on his back side with one or two blocks.
Your Mike Sellers call is interesting. He is a big guy, but with the O-Line collapsing like it did...may not have mattered if it was King Freakin Kong.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

In the end though we can play the armchair coach game all we want, they just didn't get it done.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

Clock management pissed me off too. There was no need for Campbell's spike, nor was there a need to rush that 4th down play. We had plenty of time to get the play in, settle the guys down for a few seconds, and execute. Instead we hurried up to the line and rushed a play that we had to have to force OT. Gross.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:03 PM   #14
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

And to answer the question of this thread:
I formation, Sellers at FB, Portis at TB, run it straight up the gut behind Rabach and the Caveman. I would have done that on 1st and 2nd down at least.
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Re: First and goal on the one yard line, what would you do?

I wouldn't have spiked it on first down.

First down, I would have run Portis right up the gut. If I'm stopped I huddle up, come out in a similar formation, play action and boot right with Campbell, see if I can hit Moss in the corner of the endzone. 3rd and one I'd run again with whoever (Betts or Portis) to the left and see if I could get in behind my strength. Now If I'm stopped, I huddle again and come out power I one wide and run right between Kendall and Rabach on 4th down for the touchdown.

Outside of spiking on first, Gibbs did nothing wrong.
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