Way different scenario than we are discussing. First off they were already in field goal range. Second, the field goal does not give them the win like you seem to be inferring. Manning went for the win when he knew he had already "locked up" the tie to the best of his abilities. Did you see that kick? Idc if he started 7 yards closer it was not going through the uprights.
Ironically Manning connecting on that deep route was their only real chance to win the game (in hindsight of course) and you are torching him for it basically calling it one of his biggest blunders.
You missed my point. Entirely.
First of all, I am NOT torching Manning for that play. I didn't call it one of his biggest blunders. More on that in a minute.
Secondly, I'm not inferring that the field goal on that play would give the team the win. You're putting a lot of words in my mouth.
To clarify, my post was in response to NCF saying that Luck shouldn't have been looking deep. Luck is a rookie, and is sometimes going to make the wrong decision, especially in a rushed situation, especially in the middle of a play. And, by way of comparison, I mentioned Manning throwing deep instead of short in a similar clock-sensitive situation, where having a closer field goal would have helped tremendously. Manning was an established veteran, already one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and had seen way more close game situations than Luck has to this point. It's hard for me to be critical of any quarterback in that situation, much less a rookie.
My initial point in this thread was to say that Arians mishandled the end of half situation, particularly his use of timeouts. Not to highlights Luck's failures on that possession. I think Luck did a pretty good job of getting ball past midfield, and the play calling and clock management from that point doomed the drive. I don't have a problem with Luck throwing deep, and I didn't have a problem with Manning doing the same in 2005. I've never called it a mistake by Manning, and I certainly haven't called it one of his biggest blunders.
All I'm saying is that Arians didn't handle the clock well.