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Anonymous asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

How is it running up the score when your back up quarterback scores 2 touchdowns?

Brady got pulled from the game on Sunday when the score was 38-0 and there was eight minutes left in the game. That was the point in the game when it was safe to say "Okay, this one is 100% in the bag, let's pull Brady." Yes, prior to that point it certainly looked like the Pats were sure to win, but fluke things do happen and four or five freak plays can make up a lot of points really quickly in a football game, even if one team is far superior to the other. It's far better to leave Brady in an extra few minutes or for an extra insurance score than to pull him early and then suddenly need to throw him back in after he's cooled down on the sidelines. That is a lot more likely to cause an injury. Then once the starters are out, the scrubs still have to play full-tilt, or they will get hurt. From the first time you put on pads, your coaches tell you to never play less than 100%--it's the surest way to get hurt. Some of you arm-chair athletes don't understand that.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Of course you're right. But, my uncle told me about a college game he was at, it was Michigan and Northwestern. Michigan was ahead 49 points, and the 4th string quarterback was in. They still moved the ball, so Michigan just kept running the exact same play every time, until NW finally stopped them. That's college, a real good team and a real bad team. I've never heard of anyone accusing a pro team of "running up the score", they're suppose to be pros. In fact, a lot of people were saying the Deadskins would win!

  • 1 decade ago

    i'm suprised a patriot fan is still into this redskins game when everybody else has moved on and are looking forward to the colts-pats game...sometimes you just have to drop things and let them be...that's something all fans should seriously learn...secondly you say Brady was in for "extra insurance"...they're up by 6 scores what else do you want? has their defense shown huge holes or soft softs throughout the whole game?...i watched the whole game and the answer is a flat out NO...plus you say "...but fluke things do happen and four or five freak plays can make up a lot of points really quickly in a football game, even if one team is far superior to the other." If the Patriots are truly superior, then they wouldn't have much to worry about would they?...and it's not like they're facing a disparate redskins team that still have some hope, i watched the offense and defense get on and off the field with their heads down and not much go in them...

    but...you imply that it's absolutely ridiculous that the pats are accused of running up the score...they did it in almost all the rest of the games, including miami...nobody really has any idea (except for the coaches and players) that they were really trying to run up the score, but from previous games this season, the way miami is so pissed at NE, and with suggestions to cheap-shot brady...it can be strongly implied that the pats are doing far more than just running up the score.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually if you would have watched the game you would see why people are saying they are running up the score. Brady didn't get pulled till the score was 45-0 and they went for it on 4th down with 11 minutes left when instead they could have kicked a field goal and made the score 41-0 and before that they throw a 35 yard bomb to Moss leading 35-0. Most people would pack it in and run the clock out.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't have a problem with anybody running up the score but you're just plain wrong. Cassel only had one TD, the second to last TD was Brady to Welker. You're even less than an arm-chair athlete, you don't even watch games.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The only people complaining are the fans of a team that played so badly, that they have nothing else to comment on. Backup players are expected to try as hard as starters as they are all competing for their jobs as well as the success of their teams. All players are evaluated on their play in game situations and that requires the use of plays that are relevant to their positions.

    If the team that lost had played better and the score closer, these comments would not exist. This is purely a case of "sour grapes" whining on the behalf of the losing team.

    Source(s): common sense
  • 1 decade ago

    i was going to say the same thing, cassell only scored one TD. the problem was the pats going for it on fourth down with 8 min left on the ten yard line up 38-0. and with brady in the game they scored a TD to go up 45-0.

    Source(s): watching the game
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because they are still THROWING TDS sure throwing may be neccesarry but why not just run it and let the clock drain the defense was already tired so just give em a break throw to get a 1st down maybe once in awhile but also take a punt or i bet that punter was angry for not gettin to do his job but otherwise take a FG if they start coming back sure but they only scored once

  • 1 decade ago

    They don't have to keep calling pass plays though, especially long pass plays. Let you team continue to play 100%, but the couches can call the plays based on the stradegy "take time off the clock" rather then "keep scoring points".

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The problem is not with the players playing 100%. It is calling the high risk/high reward plays. Throwing on 4th and 1 etc. The coaching is the villain. The players just doing their job.

  • Chuck
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    When the QB scores the touchdown, it still counts 6 points, and they still kick the extra point, so regardless of who scored it, it still adds to the score!

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