I can't lie I'm still upset that we left Indy with a loss. A few what if's in this game?! My "what if" moment was why not run it once D. Moore converted that 4th down. Hindsight is 20/20, however even if we scored a TD on 1st down we still would've allowed the Colts @ least 1 min to get into FG range to tie. Furthermore, they had all 3 TO's so they wouldn't have to solely call plays to get out of bounds.
One thing we had done all game really was control the clock. You don't see that many 3 and outs w/ Pryor (he could've decided to run earlier on their second possession to get the first though). That's really big for our D, and field position as you all know. So if we scored Jano would've kicked the ball outbounds and the clock wouldn't have moved (I don't think he'd squib it because they could end up w/ better position than the 20 w/ only a couple secs off the clock). So that makes it even more of an emphasis to waste the clock and while going for the score.
Yet, on that 1st down instead of going with Pryor or McFadden running the ball on first, or even do a roll out to take even more time off the clock we called that pass play. The coaching staff had put together a rather good game plan up to that part (other than not getting the ball to Reece). We still had a TO left, so even if they didn't call a TO after a first down run we could burn ours; run a play (pass or run) and then use the TO if needed. Still more time would've been off the clock and we could've and would've won.
Damn those what if's. Pryor knows he needs to play better and not make those mistakes. I believe he will but time will see. It's all a learning experience, but I can't wait to get back to the days where the Raiders are the team pulling out the victories instead of walking away in defeat.
Right now we're definitely not the worst team in the league, but if we have a stinker next week and more what if's...Well you know.
I know it's not good to live in the past, but....
If you want to share your thoughts, what was your "What If" moment?