Although we lost, I was very happy to watch this game. We didn't absolutely kill ourselves with penalties (though there were a couple) and we put points up on the board. Lots of big plays made our awful team fun to watch today, if nothing else.
Despite the multiple busted coverages, missed tackles, and awful first half play by the offensive line, I never really got angry during this game. That is until the final drive after Ponder threw the interception. The decision at the end when the Broncos were basically in extra-point range and we had no timeouts to just let them run the clock enraged me. In the situation where it is clear the other team can run the clock down to nothing and kick a 30 yard field goal and you have a minute left, you gotta let them score. The Broncos were sitting at about the 10 yard line with a minute left after we gave up the first down and still decided to run 2 more plays before kneeling in the middle of the field to set up their chip shot. We had no timeouts. What do you guys think Leslie was thinking here? If we let them score, t least then we would have a fighting chance. I do not believe you can hold out and hope for a forced fumble or a blocked/missed chip shot FG in the NFL, teams will execute in that situation 99% of the time. This is not the NCAA where field goals (especially indoors) are commonly missed from short range.
This has happened before against both the Bucs and the Lions if I'm not mistaken, and it is very bothersome. Leslie Frazier has got to use better decision making in the end of games, an area which he has not shown me much during his tenure thus far. I didn't listen to the postgame presser to see if anyone asked about that or if Frazier mentioned it, but I'd like to know what you guys think about it. Let the other team score, or hold out hope for a big play on D?