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I'd never seen it happen before watching the Bucs-Broncos game, so I was pretty surprised when Shiano sent his defense to put a hit on Peyton Manning when he was taking a knee. (I hadn't known about them previously doing the same to Eli).
Now, I personally don't think this is inherently "bad" or anything, and I understand - at least in principle - the notion that he wants to coach his team to play to the very end of the game.
But to me it also seems at best just kind of ridiculous, and at worst a dickish sore loser move. I mean, the probability of successfully forcing a turnover on that play is pretty damn close to zero. In fact, Shiano's best chance was when he tried it the first time. Now that every team in the league knows he's gonna pull that, he'll never be able to catch any team off guard (Fox said the Broncos were ready for it).
As I said, it doesn't really bother me per se, but the combination of it coming across as kind of a cheap shot to many people, and the near impossibility of it being effective, well it just kind of makes me wonder why bother in the first place.
Anyhow, I'm interested to see what the PSDers think about this. I don't think it's important enough, really, to elevate to the level of "controversy", but it is kind of interesting.