Lest anyone suspect Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher was merely attempting to assist Chris Johnson’s fantasy owners last night, Titan Insider’s Terry McCormick provides a more rational explanation.
With Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio calling timeouts after the two-minute warning down by 20 points, the Tennessee Titans decided to keep running the ball rather than take a knee.
The end result piled on seven more points for the Titans and gave Chris Johnson his eighth consecutive 100-yard road rushing game.
On fourth-and-5 after Del Rio burned a second timeout, the Titans send Johnson off tackle and he broke free, going 35 yards for another touchdown and the final 30-3 margin.
When it was over, Fisher joked a bit about the situation.
œJack used his timeouts, Fisher said. œMy understanding is they needed network timeouts, and that’s why Jack used his timeouts. They came over and asked me to do it, but I said, ‘I was hoping to get a first down and kneel on it.’
œAt the end of the game like that, you don’t kick a long field goal, you don’t, you hand it off.
Count me amongst those who are less than outraged over what this means to the integrity of the game — the real question is whether or nor David Robertson was assigned mop up duty in the Bronx Monday night by Joe Girardi or TBS hoping to drag shit out.