In reply to: Great win, but leave it to Kelly posted by rpm04
"We finally made the kicks we needed to make" is a pretty blatant way to throw him under the bus for Northwestern and Louisville.
He missed kicks he should make. He's not 11 years old. The pussification of America is a huge issue in this country.
Given that, it's bullshit to harp on missed field goals after the kid just won a game for you.
You can definitely argue games were close due to subpar coaching. But a coach answering that the difference in close games was executing field goals is not inaccurate either
They did. Some were kicks some were holds snaps etc. Brindza is a grown man. You guys are amazing. The coach states a fact and you whine like a baby. People bitch about making excuses for Kelly. How about stop making excuse for players. He's not an 18 year old freshman. He sucked this year after proving in years prior he was capable.
Brindza for blown kicks.
Over a month later, after he makes the game winning kick in his last game, unprompted, you trot out the fact that your kicker blew games for you this year.
By the way, Brindza has made several clutch kicks in his career.
If so, that would seem unnecessary. If, as has been written here, he noted that we missed some kicks earlier in the year and made one today, I think you're stretching things a little bit.
Smith dropping the ball repeatedly wasn't helpful to the kicking game.
Kelly switching to Zaire, despite the fact that he seemed to think Smith was better able to work with the kicker, wasn't helpful to the kicking game.
Zaire dropping the ball, after he had been placed into action, wasn't helpful to the kicking game.
Brindza missing kicks, even on occasions when it looked like the snap and hold were good enough, wasn't helpful to the kicking game.
The Cliff's Notes version of all of this is that we missed some kicks earlier in the year but we made a big one today. The statement, as it has been reported here, seems completely unremarkable. Again, if he actually singled out the kicker, you may have more of a point.
Why bring it up when it didn't even answer the question that was asked?
Just give your team credit. Zaire was crying in his post game interview.
he was talking, but there was no audio. Was there an interview with Zaire post game with audio?
... his coach, he loves his team.
kept the faith in himself and others and it paid off in a fantastic way.