... head coaching credibility.
How do you NOT call a timeout when Tampa reaches approx. the 9 yard line w/ ~1:08 ticks left??? (regardless of down) That move was flat-out, retarded. Two more timeouts are as necessary, w/ a likely tying FG if Tampa runs on 3rd and bleeds clock conservatively. 3 straight runs is unlikely anyway!! This is romper room logic, to me. No matter how you slice it, it's one more set of downs for TB.
Yesterday is even MORE glaring a clock mismanagement mistake than the ones Denny Green used to make. Except Denny had a knack for doing it in some of the most important games in recent franchise history.
That baffoonery warrants firing, in my opinion. Those types of SIMPLE clock management mistakes are like F-ing blackjack decisions!! Get a laminated card Leslie.. don't be embarrassed. Oh wait, too late.
To clarify a few things for those who didn't see the game:
- Vikes up 20-17 at this point. A go-ahead TD by Tampa puts them up 4.
- Leslie has ALL 3 timeouts at this 1:08 point.
- Because he didn't use timeouts, we had 30 secs or less to drive 80+ yards for TD, instead of 50+ secs w/ 1 or 2 timeouts left.