The Arizona Cardinals are still reeling a bit from Sunday night’s tie with the Seattle Seahawks
The Arizona Cardinals are still talking about the tie game this past Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are still talking too. Time to move on.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is still complaining that the Seahawks Bobby Wagner leveraged himself to distract the overtime missed field goal by Chandler Catanzaro. He’s right, it sure looked that way.
However, there isn’t anything that can be done about it now. The Cardinals need to focus themselves on the Carolina Panthers this Sunday in Charlotte, site of the NFC Championship Game disaster the Cardinals were involved in this past January.
As for the Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson wants it to just come down to a coin toss and making a field goal in overtime. Really? You worked that hard to get where you are at that point and you want a coin toss and an automatic 35-yard field goal attempt to win it?
This is why we are in this predicament now. I don’t mind the new rule implemented a few years ago where if you hold your opponent to a field goal on the first overtime drive, then the other team gets a shot to equal or best that.
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Hey Russ, how about this? How about you just go out and play better? I mean, not a novel concept is it? Yes, I’m sure there are things both teams would have done differently. However ties have been part of the NFL forever.
Now that doesn’t mean we have to like it. I don’t. But that’s the way it is right now. Everyone knows that. How about not saving your best offense until the extra period?
As for the Cardinals, you knew Wagner’s tendencies. You saw it on the first kick of Catanzaro’s that was blocked. Prepare and adjust. It’s really that simple.
So, we can complain all we want and could call for changes but it changes nothing in the result. Play better in regulation. Play better in overtime and someone will get the coveted win.