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The Longest Yard Is One: Willis McGahee Responds To Goal Line Play

In hindsight, John Fox's decision to run Willis McGahee on fourth-and-goal proved to be a poor play. The ball went straight up the middle and was denied entry into the end zone. The Broncos remained in the lead for the time being, 14-10. As we all know by now, that failed run put in motion Tennessee's game-winning drive later in the quarter.

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But was that play supposed to go down the middle of the field? According to the Denver Post's Woody Paige:

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McGahee finally told me: "The play was to run at right guard. Everybody has to be on the same page. That's all I'm going to say about that."

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McGahee reiterated his last part of the above when asked if he changed direction, telling Paige that "It just ended up in the middle." Clearly, McGahee does have some issues with how Chris Kuper performed on that play, but at the same time McGahee is does have some fault in this for not being able to overcome the obstacles in his way.

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But, some will argue, this can be traced all the way back to the John Fox's decision to go for the touchdown instead of the field goal. Victory might have a thousand fathers, but so does losing.

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