When the ball is at the one yard line and a team isn’t able to get into the end zone on three tries, people understandably want to ask why.
The vast majority in the locker room didn’t pay much mind to those type of questions. To the players themselves, they believe it all comes down to one crucial factor – a failure to execute.
“I just think as players, in any football game that’s ever been played it’s too easy to always say what you should have called or should have ran,” said
That was the feeling many on offense had in regards to their failure to punch it into the end zone at the end of regulation.
“We have all the confidence in the world with what we call collectively,”
The three calls on everyone’s mind took place with 21 seconds to go in the game and the Bolts less than a yard from the end zone. On first down,
While the plays resulted in
“We have all the confidence in the world in our abilities and what we can do,” the tight end continued. “Just the nature of this league, it’s always been tough, especially on the road, to come away with a win. Today wasn’t an exception; they just played phenomenally down in that area. There are some things we could have done better and could have cleaned up, but when it’s all said and done, those are the plays that you have to make in this league. We weren’t able to do that.”