A week ago, I ranted against the practice of some NFL coaches of calling time out just as a Field Goal try begins. And I
the utter failure of that unsporting tactic by Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan in
the Redskins-Rams game.
Well, yesterday it happened again. The New York Jets tried a winning Overtime FG against the Miami Dolphins. Kick blocked! The Dolphins have new life!
No, wait. Here we go again. Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin had called a time out immediately before the ball was snapped. He pulled a Shanahan. The Jets in effect get a second try, which they make easily. Game over.
I’ll have you know that I was rooting for the Dolphins, but this tactic backfiring once again still warms my heart.