They'd conceded the game and were just trying to get Rodgers out of there alive. Yes, I am aware that they also didn't do a good job of that, either.Green Bay down by 28, 4th and short, punting.
I mean, what's the point of punting, you need points? Field position isn't an issue.
Wow, that’s kind of amazing. Definitely intentional because you when the 12th guy initially went in you can see him subtly trying to tell the players like “settle down this is intentional” and then he makes a big show of being pissed only when the flag is actually thrown.Someone in one of the game threads noted that Vrabel is one of the best coaches at clock management. He did the punt shenanigans at the end of the Wild Card game last year and he routinely has Tannehill snapping the ball with 1 second left when they have a lead. Looks like we got some more evidence of tVrabel's clock mastering yesterday. Appears that late in the game on a 2nd and 1 for Houston, Vrabel intentionally took a 12 men penalty which stopped the clock. Helped the Texans score quicker and save some time left for his offense.
Right, I think it's less that "he knew they would score" than "he knew they would likely get the first down so giving up a five-yard penalty on 2nd and 1 wasn't that big a deal to him."It was clearly intentional, but I don't think Sharp's point that He "knew the Texas would score" is necessarily true. He wanted to save the 40 seconds, regardless of whether Houston scored.
Either way, it was a pretty sharp move