If the situations were reversed and we had one of our guys in Zellers position
how do we as a vocal entinty ,respond?
Short version: here is what I and many others saw, Zeller had a really solid performance, (last minute aside).. Yes I get it, "ya gotta close the deal"!
When you read the articles,look at the pics,hear what IC has to say
I,and I think others, believe, that he,as an individual is taking way too much personal heat for the loss!
He is one of a team and you win AND lose as a team.
That game could be disected play by play and what if'd to death to determine a perfect outcome with a higher win margin for either team!!
I.e turnovers,rebounds lost, loose balls missed, poor shot selection, you name it!
Point is what if we were dealing this,would it be a useful discussion,before the fact?
Do we rally around the team or single out a goat?
(maybe a slight pun intended)
Last edited by BluDvlsN1; 02-13-2012 at 02:21 PM. Reason: Grammer
Let's go DUKE !!!!
I figure Zeller deserves little or no heat for the last minute:
1. 50% FT shooting - sure wish we had that in the Miami OT
2. The own goal. A freak play on a really bad shot.
3. Letting Rivers shoot. Zeller stopped the drive, and he couldn't see the clock. And it wasn't like he gave up an easy shot - Rivers was 25 ft out.
Last edited by roywhite; 02-13-2012 at 06:15 PM.
Zeller is a top-level player and had a great game.
I'm obviously glad we won, and I've poked my fun at him like everyone else. But the kid has real game and I hate it for him.
It will make him stronger in the end. Hopefully, not at our expense.
Eat Mor Jonny.
Zeller goes to my church and is a great guy, by all accounts, so I do feel slightly badly for him. That said, it was a great game and a final shot we'll never forget. Go Duke!