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Help: Finnegan/ Fake spike play

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by 54Fins, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    Does anyone have any still shots of that play they can post please?

    I was at the game screaming for him to get up on his man. I felt as though I was the only person there who saw Rodgers look to his right (twice) before he threw the ball. How can Finnegan, with all his experience not feel something was up? He should have known better. :sad:
    Anyway, I was hoping to see some gameplay pics to verify if what I saw was correct.

    Thanks-
     
  2. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    There is a great pic of it in one of the other threads...can't remember which one. Finnegan was like 10 yards off.
     
  3. VManis

    VManis Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The Fake spike thread has a gif of the play

    http://www.thephins.com/forums/showthread.php?83489-Fake-Spike

    I don't think it was so much that he was playing off, but that he got caught flat footed after the catch. Although had he came up to press, Rodger would have likely check out of the play and just spiked the ball.
     
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  4. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    Thanks for the gif.

    I know what you're saying but right before that Rodgers looked at him twice. It was a dead give away on what his intentions were.
    Finnegan was set with his feet and didn't do anything but watch. It was a bad error on his part, imo.
     
  5. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    Everybody on the D should have expected it...no way around it.
     
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  6. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Well, the good news is, as unprepared as the D looked on that play, they were actually less prepared on the following play when Wheeler was covering the outside receiver.

    So there's that, at least :up:
     
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  7. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    I don't think him playing off was problematic. What was problematic was a complete lack of situational awareness.

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  8. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    Oh yeah, I agree somewhat. It was a combination of an experienced player (not recognizing) and the D as a whole not being prepared for the play in that situation.
     
  9. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    In that situation, the only thing you should be thinking is that a spike is coming up...unless you think there may be a fake spike. I think Finnegan was just being a little lazy as he assumed they were going to spike the ball.
     
  10. djphinfan

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    whatever it was it was a fu": up on him and his coaches part, and I'm still pissed off because of it, i have no idea why he thinks playing 11 yards off the los is a good idea, i know you can't give up a td but thats strait up ridiculous.
     
  11. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    I'm sorry but the LAST thing you should think is the spike is coming. I never for a split-second believed Rodgers was going to spike that ball.
     
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  12. 77FinFan

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    Well what can you expect from a rookie? You expect that kind of heads up awareness from a vet, but he's only been in the league...........8 freaking years!!!
     
  13. Stringer Bell

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    playing off the receiver was the right thing to do. All he had to do on that play was keep the receiver out of the endzone and in bounds.
     
  14. Ludacris

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    Finnegan was awful in the game. Not just for that play but from the first drive to last he sucked. Was he playing with an injury?
     
  15. Bpk

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    I think he mentioned a neck issue.
     
  16. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    Like I mentioned, I was at the game and yelled it was coming.
    I'm not trying to convince anyone I'm a professional football player.
     
  17. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

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    Everytime a QB signals for the spike I think of the fake spike, but strangely enough, this time it didn't even cross my mind.
     
  18. resnor

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    It was either going to be a fake spike or a spike. The spike makes the most sense as they could then draw up their final play. By the way, it supposed to be a spike, Green Bay has said as much, but when Rodgers sees the defender 11 yards off, of course he's going to fake it and gun it out there.
     
  19. MikeHoncho

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    I'm just glad Finnegan was able to extract his head out of his *** just in time to breathe.
     

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