If not for a great break by the DB on the slanting receiver it was a touchdown or at worse a dropped ball. I give it all to the DB for making a great football play. Watching live I thought Seattle was running Lynch and New England would possibly let them score. Preserving some time for Brady to drive for a tying field goal. But they were obviously going for the goal line stand. Who knows even if Seattle ran the ball many things can happen. We have seen it before, fumbled snap, fumbled handoff, fumble from a crushing hit, fumble as the rusher stretches for the end zone or a penalty. Not matter the situation it was guaranteed to be an exciting finish.
In our confidence pool here in Pinehurst, NC. 7 people out out of 50 has the Bucks moving on. With 5 out of the 7 having us winning it all. I love being the dog!
I personally love the strategy. Opportunities for big hits inside our 20 yard line which can create some huge emotions that the defense can use to stuff them for a 3 and out. Also opportunity for a big turnover on the return or on the subsequent defensive stand. Ask Ole Miss fans what that kickoff return fumble by Alabama did for them. I think our chances for a turnover or stuff inside the twenty are much greater than a big return. The key is a high kick towards the sidelines and lane discipline for our defenders. On occasion one may go out of bounds on us. So when it does the defense just needs to step it up.
Regarding Hokie, It really has no meaning. It was derived from a team fight song from the 1890's. The song started Hoki, Hoki, Hoki. The "e" was later added. My youngest daughter is an alum. During orientation for the family it was the first thing they talked about as well as the school colors and why a turkey (Gobbler) was their mascot. The campus buildings are erected with limestone block that they refer to as "Hokie Stone" again deriving from the fight song. By the way the campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in all of the land. It is quite remarkable. She loved it there.
This team has been invaded by a cancer of Amir. No PASSION!